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How to Mitigate the High Cost of Brazilian Taxes on IT Products and Services

Published: 20 May 2013

ID: G00252072

Analyst(s): Caio Misticone


The Brazilian tax system is complicated, resulting in products and services with much higher prices than their equivalents in developed countries and other emerging markets. We explore what buyers of IT goods and services can do to counter the impact of taxes on IT budgets.

Table Of Contents


  • Brazilian Taxes and Fees on Imported Goods
    • Import Tax (II)
    • Industrialized Products Tax (IPI)
    • Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS)
    • Social Integration Program (PIS)
    • Contribution to Social Security Financing (COFINS)
  • Fees for and Charges to Imported Goods
    • Additional Freight for the Renewal of the Merchant Navy (AFRMM)
    • Import Agency Fee
    • SISCOMEX System Charge
    • Customs Clearers Syndicate (S.D.A.)
    • Port Storage
    • Customs Clearance
  • Additional Costs
  • Brazilian Cost and Brazilian Profit
  • How IT Human Resources Affect IT Services
  • How to Mitigate Price Differences Between Vendors and Resellers

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