Brazil

Why Brazil?

With almost 210 million inhabitants, Brazil is the largest country by territory in South America. It is also the world’s eighth-largest country by nominal GDP (2017), and still the largest in Latin America by far, providing an enticing gateway to the region.

Brazil is a member of several global economic organisations, such as MERCOSUR, UNASUL, G8+5, G20, the WTO and the Cairns Group. Combined with the recent rise of the middle class and the size of its consumer market, these memberships are attracting companies from all over the world to invest in Brazil.

Find out more about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Brazil.

Our core areas of expertise

Present in the country since 2006 and working with more than 400 clients, TMF Brazil can provide a full range of services to match your company’s requirements, either while entering the market or streamlining current operations in the country.

Acquiring the PwC outsourcing company in 2015 turned the Brazilian operation into the biggest TMF Group branch globally, and made us the largest such provider in Brazil.

Business rules in Brazil are complex and require a clear understanding of the local rules and regulations. In order to operate locally, companies must be aware of federal, state and municipal taxes - which can be more complex than those in other countries in the region - and must pay special attention to the hiring process, as complex labour laws may be difficult to understand for foreign companies. So, in order to succeed in Brazil, it is essential to have a local partner who has experience in operating within the country’s complex business framework.

Our team of experts can support companies of all sizes and types, local or international. We have more than 700 staff prepared to meet our clients’ needs for accounting, tax, treasury, payroll, structured finance, trust and corporate services, corporate secretarial, compliance and information technology solutions.

Our full range of services includes:

  • Accounting and Tax services: We take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Consultancy solutions: A flexible service allowing companies to deal with complexities created by expansion into new countries or growth in existing overseas locations.
  • Corporate Secretarial services: We can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries.
  • Governance services: We help you stay compliant, manage your risk and regulatory obligations, including your filling requirements for CRS, FATCA, KYC and BEPS related regulations.
  • HR and Payroll services: We help you to apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • Structured Finance services: We help to make sure the establishment, operation, and management of your structured finance vehicles (such as SPVs, CLOs) run smoothly.

Local Services:

In addition to our global portfolio of services, our Brazil office provides extra support for specific local requirements.

  • Escrow services
  • Information technology services
  • Client legal and compliance operations – CLCO
  • Collateral agent
  • Paying agent
  • Administrative agent
  • eSocial

How can we help with eSocial?

TMF Group has specialised professionals to help your company adapt its processes to the eSocial requirements and make good use of the advantages that the new obligation can bring from an organisational, cultural and business standpoint.

Our services can help companies of all sizes, whether you’re looking to streamline existing operations, grow in your home market or enter a new country.

Contact us to find out more about our services in Brazil and how we can help you focus on your core business.

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