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Latin America

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UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

Business-friendly environment

The pace of reforms has stepped up in Latin America, with more governments working to increase transparency and promote business. Add a growing number of consumers and you have a thriving, investment-friendly environment.
RSM members in the region excel at scaling their service delivery to foreign and national companies, both large and small. Operating from ground level, we will work with you to safeguard the financial integrity of your Latin American operations, wherever they are located, with ingenuity and dependability.

We are the perfect choice for the growing number of medium-sized businesses who want to work and invest in Latin America. Across our firms we have an in-depth knowledge of the local environment in each country, and a broad range of technical skills that is supplimented by the collective strength of our global network. 

Work with us and we will take the time to fully comprehend your business, mindset and strategy, and provide you with relevant insights to help make Latin America a business-friendly environment for you.

Panama: Still on grey listing

26 August 2014
At the end of 2009, the Panamanian government adopted a national policy with the purpose of being excluded from the OECD grey listing.

Transfer Pricing News - Mexico: Pro rata cost allocation

23 June 2014
Following a ruling of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on 19 March 2014, pro rata payments made outside of Mexico to non-residents are deductible – given that certain conditions are met.

Venezuela: Taxation Regime on Dividends

8 May 2014
According to the provisions in the Income Tax Law, only those dividends arising from profits generated from 1 January 2001 shall be taxed. This means that dividends arising from profits prior to 1 January 2001 shall not be taxed. The methodology used by the Law is as follows:

Peru: Double Taxation Treaties: Mexico, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland

8 May 2014
On 27 and 28 December 2013, the Peruvian Congress approved four International Tax Treaties to avoid double taxation (Tax Treaties) signed by Peru with Mexico, Korea, Portugal and Switzerland.

El Salvador: Minimum Income Tax payment of 1% declared unconstitutional

8 May 2014
By the end of 2011, the Salvadoran Income Tax Law was modified by, amongst other things, requesting companies to pay their income tax based on the higher of (a) 30% of net profit or (b) 1% of annual taxable revenues. With the latter there is no possibility to deduct costs or expenses that were already part of the provisions in this same Law.

Chile: Tax Reform in Chile

8 May 2014
In March 2014, the recently elected President of Chile submitted a Bill to Congress with the goal of performing several changes through a structural tax reform to generate revenues. This reform is focused on four clear objectives:

Nicaragua: New Tax Law in Nicaragua

8 May 2014
On 1 January 2013, the Government of Nicaragua passed Law Nº 822: 'CONCERTATION TAX LAW'(CTL). This Act and its regulations contain important changes in the tax regime.

Brazil: Cost Sharing - A new approach from a tax perspective

28 February 2014
After decades of disputes on the administrative and judicial level, between taxpayer and the Federal Tax Authority (RFB), a final ruling was published by means of the Resolution of Divergence 23/2013.

Uruguay: Income Tax Exemption for marketing merchandise of foreign origin

28 February 2014
According to legislation in force in Uruguay, activities by foreign entities outside Uruguay; and those with goods in transit or deposited in customs facilities, port facilities, bonded warehouses and free trade zones of Uruguay, are exempt from income tax, when the merchandise is neither originated nor destinated to Uruguay.

Argentina: Taxation of gains from the transfer of shares and dividends

28 February 2014
Significant amendments have been introduced to Income Tax regulations, extending the tax scope to include certain financial gains, that were exempt from income tax and establishing an additional tax rate on dividend distributions and companies profits. Law 26.893 provides that as from 23 September 2013:

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How can we help you? (Latin America)

Regional Office
Brendan Quirk
Regional Leader
RSM Latin America Region
 

Regional Leader
Brendan Quirk

RSM Representation in Latin America:

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Uruguay
Venezuela