New ICMS makes life difficult for small online stores, tax experts say

Division between states forces traders to make complex calculations.
Small Simples retailers will find it more difficult to adapt.

Many companies were taken by surprise by the rule of sharing the ICMS (Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services) between the states, in force since the beginning of the year. Small businesses - especially those that operate in e-commerce and adopt Simples Nacional - will have more difficulties in adapting, assess tax experts heard by the G1.

Under the new rule, a São Paulo store that sells national wines over the internet to a consumer in Piauí now needs to share the tax collection with the state that receives the goods (see explanation below).

Source: G1 (18/01/16)

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Businessmen ask Congress not to approve changes to PIS / Cofins

Associação Comercial de São Paulo and other entities evaluate that change may increase taxation on services

BRASÍLIA - The Associação Comercial de São Paulo and other entities were in Congress yesterday delivering a document against the tax increase and, mainly, the change in the PIS / Cofins calculation system. For the entities, the change may increase taxation on the service sector. The document says that “by changing the incidence on added value, depending on the rate that is established, it will cause an increase in taxation for the service sector, which will become even more unbearable, making thousands of companies and jobs unviable”. For the sector, according to the document, "instead of the propagated simplification, the measure will further increase the complexity and costs of the asphyxiating bureaucracy".

Source: O Globo (23/09)

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