Covid-19 to change Brazil’s tax calendar

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After some hesitation, the government has decided to give Brazilians more time to turn in their income tax returns. The move comes after pressure from Congress — but goes against that revenue authorities wanted initially. On March 20, Brazil’s federal revenue service has told The Brazilian Report that the Covid-19 outbreak would not alter the calendar for Brazilian taxpayers to turn in their income tax declarations.

“Over 90 percent of people submit their forms online, so [postponing deadlines] is not on our radar at the moment,” said one representative.

Last week, the government had already allowed small companies to submit their income tax returns to the Federal Revenue Service until June 30, too, with the calendar changes being a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.