More incentives to regularize informals


Source: Diário de São Paulo

Street vendors, seamstresses, dogueiros, in short, small businessmen who work in the informal sector gained more incentives this year to act within the law, paying few taxes.

The new ceiling for EI (Individual Entrepreneur) annual gross revenue began to apply, from R $ 36 thousand to R $ 60 thousand, according to Complementary Law 139/11. Federal law now also allows for the alteration and cancellation of the EI registration, the possibility of hiring a replacement employee when the holder asks for leave and creates Dumei (Single Declaration of the Individual Microentrepreneur), which unifies the delivery of several documents with information social, fiscal and tax. Dumei has not yet entered into force, as it remains to be regulated.

Sao Paulo/ In the state of São Paulo, the good news for individual entrepreneurs comes from Jucesp (Junta Comercial de São Paulo). Individual entrepreneurs are now exempt from charging fees by Jucesp.

Fees were charged, for example, to anyone who intended to change addresses or expand their business. When filing the request at Jucesp, the taxpayer no longer needs to bear the costs charged by the state (R $ 24) and the federal government (R $ 10). According to the president of Jucesp, José Constantino de Bastos Júnior, the measure will stimulate the improvement of the business environment. The Individual Entrepreneur was implemented in Brazil in 2009.

Discover the most popular activities

According to the Ministry of Development, the most sought-after economic activities for registering the Individual Entrepreneur in 2011 were retailing of clothing and accessories, hairdressers, cafeterias, tea houses, juices and the like, mini-markets, grocery stores and warehouses, bespoke clothing, bars , masonry works, computer repair and maintenance, supply of prepared food for home consumption and mobile food services. The Individual Entrepreneur ended 2011 with 1.871.176 registered.