Industries and markets

Mexico: Economic Reform Package and Tax Measures for 2020

In September 2019, Mexican President AMLO presented to Congress a comprehensive economic legislation package for the year 2020. He emphasized that the tax burden should not increase, but that tax collection must be strengthened. Consequently, the package also focuses on measures to combat tax evasion. What tax measures does the package contain? These are the…

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Mexico: Taxing Digital Platforms

With its new tax law proposal from September 5th, 2019, Mexico is trying to get a hold of service providers abroad that offer digital platforms. In contrast to businesses that sell goods and services in fixed premises, digital service providers have so far enjoyed significant tax advantages. The new law proposal suggests changes to the…

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Amazon countries sign pact to better protect the rainforest

“According to the “Leticia Amazon pact”, the Amazonian countries will “strengthen coordinated action”, “establish [a] regional cooperation mechanism”, “increase efforts associated with monitoring forest cover”, and “strengthen the capacities and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples”, among other actions. The pact was thin on specifics, however.”

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Brazil: Update of e-Social implementing Schedule

In line with Brazil`s Ministry of Economy goal to simplify the eSocial tax, social security and labor obligations Digital Bookkeeping System, a new implementation schedule for e-Social has been introduced.   What has changed for e-Social? The deadlines for the delivery of the periodic events and the replacement of the FGTS Gathering Guide and Social…

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