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Brazil provides Federal Tax exemption for foodstuffs

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  • 20 March 2013 | Richard Asquith

Brazil provides Federal Tax exemption for foodstuffs

From 8 March 2013, a number of basic foodstuffs are to qualify as exempt from the Federal Tax, IPI (Imposto sobre Produtos Industrializados.

The foodstuffs (Cesta Básica) include meat, sugar, butter, fish and basic toiletaries.

There are a range of consumption and VAT taxes in Brazil, which you may review in our country section.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.