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UNDERSTANDING LATIN AMERICA

The pace of social and economic reform has quickened across much of Latin America, with more governments working to increase transparency and create better environments for doing business. In some countries, the growing number of middle class
consumers is resulting in thriving economies, ripe for investment.

RSM’s Latin American firms excel at scaling their service delivery to foreign and national companies, both large and small. Our close relationships allow us to collaborate and provide seamless cross-border services throughout the region and the neighbouring Caribbean islands.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

USA: Cross Border Tax Enforcement and FATCA

28 February 2014
The U.S. government continues to view offshore tax evasion as a significant loss of potential tax revenue. As a result, the government has been increasing its international enforcement efforts and targeting US taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts or holdings with a number of punitive rules designed to force reporting compliance.

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:

Costa Rica: New Transfer Pricing legislation

28 February 2014
On 13 September 2013, the Ministry of Finance published Decree 37898-Hthat establishes new legislation on transfer pricing for Costa Rican taxpayers. Much of the legislation is common to that used in other countries in the region but there are some particular considerations to this new legislation.

Embracing the Mexican wave

26 February 2014
The first in a series of RSM blogs on the MINT economies looks at Mexico where collaboration, investment and entrepreneurialism are reaping rewards.

RSM World Day Newspaper 2013

5 October 2013
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from over 70 countries around the globe.  

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Regional Office

RSM Latin America
Av. El Golf 40,
Las Condes,
Santiago

T: +56 (2) 2580 0400

Regional Leader
Brendan Quirk

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