Felsberg’s Tax Department is made up of 20 professionals, headed by three partners with widely recognized experience and excellence. Our professionals have training in a wide range of issues and a vast understanding of the different sectors of industry.
The tax practice is divided into subgroups, allowing professionals specializing in different areas of law and with knowledge of specific sectors of the economy to work together efficiently, resulting in enormous aggregate value.
Consultancy and Tax Planning
Felsberg’s Tax Department offers specialized tax consultancy and planning services for a wide range of businesses, including the following activities:
Provision of ongoing tax consultancy on issues involving direct and indirect taxes, customs duties, social security payments, international operations and transfer pricing;
Drafting of memorandums and legal opinions on tax issues;
Advice on compliance with a wide range of additional obligations;
Performance of legal due diligence and revision of tax procedures, as well as definition and quantification of tax risks and exposure;
Planning of tax structures and facilitation of payments;
Assistance in qualifying for special tax regimes, and discussing regional and sector focused tax incentives, as well as inclusion in incentive-based tax installment programs;
Hosting of seminars and training on tax matters.
Tax Litigation and Tax Liability Management
In litigation of both administrative and judicial natures, the Felsberg Tax Department possesses expertise in the following activities:
Drafting of administrative challenges relating to notices of violation and declarations of non-compliance against nonratified tax offsets;
Preparation of judicial defenses and appeals in tax foreclosures and tax injunctions;
Filing of judicial measures aimed at reducing the tax burden and reimbursement of overpaid taxes;
Drafting of writs of mandamus aiming to restrict the practice of abusive and illegal acts by tax authorities;
Monitoring and advice on the drafting of responses to tax inspections;
Efficient management of materialized tax liabilities.
Customs and Social Security Consultancy
In relation to customs and social security matters, Felsberg’s Tax Department has performed unparalleled specialist work in the following activities:
Drafting of administrative challenges in response to notices of violation in customs and social security matters, as well as preparation of legal defenses against tax foreclosures of a customs and social security nature;
Drafting, negotiation and monitoring of claims in customs tax regimes, including Drawback, Temporary Admission, ‘Blue Line’, etc.;
Drafting of writs of mandamus for the release of unjustifiably retained goods, as well as filing of legal measures relating to the reduction of the tax burden;
Drafting of ex-tariff claims and requests for the temporary and permanent reduction of the importation tax;
Monitoring of tax inspections in customs and social security matters;
Social security planning, remuneration of executives and assistance for foreigners sent to Brazil;
Revision of social security procedures.
Wealth Management and Succession Planning
Amongst its most important practices, Felsberg’s Tax Department is also well-known for the advice it provides to individuals (wealth management), to whom it offers the following services:
Drafting of tax-efficient succession and marriage planning;
Advice on the evaluation, conception and implementation of equity protection;
Support in the fulfillment of additional obligations and inclusion in alternative tax
Monitoring of inspections and drafting of defenses against any notices of violation that may possibly come to be filed.
Drafting of equity tax planning in such a way as to allow for the more efficient and secure management of accumulated assets;
Structuring of investment funds and overseas investments, including advice on definitive or temporary withdrawal from Brazil;
Advice on the repatriation of financial sums and on the provision of information to inland revenue and bank authorities.
Partner in charge
- Phone:(55 11) 3141-9184
- City:São Paulo
- Languages:English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- Practice Areas:Tax See full profile
- Phone:(55 21) 2156-7523
- City:Rio de Janeiro
- Languages:English and Portuguese.
- Practice Areas:Tax/Telecommunications See full profile