Incorporate a branch in Brazil

If you need to incorporate a branch in Brazil in order to take advantage of its very profitable market of consumers, export your products or pursue an investment opportunity, CKSA can assist you in establishing a Brazilian branch for company and removing all the red tapes from your path.

Incorporate a branch in Brazil

At CKSA, we provide you all the support for incorporating a branch in Brazil

Our firm set up your Brazilian branch in 3 months, remotely. We also get a CNPJ number for your branch. We offer customized solutions, removing all the red tapes and ensuring you always comply with Brazilian laws.

Additionally, if you need a Brazilian bank account for your newly created local branch, you can open it remotely through our Brazilian account opening service Arrow.

CKSA’s Brazilian Branch Incorporation Service*

– Price: US$ 10,000.00 – Enquire Now

*Branch or representative office.

What Documents Are Needed?

Branches in Brazil are subject to prior approval from the Brazilian Government and they are most commonly used by foreign banks and airline companies. The procedure of opening a branch in Brazil is extremely complex. So, instead, we recommend setting up a subsidiary (LTDA or S.A.) in Brazil once this process is not subject to prior approval from Brazilian Government and your Brazilian company will be incorporated in 3 weeks. Click here to learn more about LTDA/S.A. incorporation in Brazil Arrow. But if you still want to set up a branch in Brazil, keep on this page.

To register a branch in Brazil CKSA needs to submit the incorporation documents of the foreign company to the Brazilian Government and request its authorization to do business in Brazil. The foreign company will need to issue a Power of Attorney to CKSA. This Power of Attorney will be submitted to the Brazilian Government together with the documents of the foreign company.

Once the Brazilian Government approves the branch, the authorization will be published in the Diário Oficial da União – DOU (Official Journal of the Union). This authorization and documents of the foreign company will be archived at a Brazilian Board of Trade.

The company must then develop its activities within twelve months of the authorization. If not, the authorization will automatically expire. Setting the business activities clearly in its articles of association is essential once the Brazilian government can cancel the authorization anytime if the company acts outside its established corporate purpose.

Do I need to be in Brazil to incorporate a Brazilian branch for my company?

No! Through CKSA’s consulting service, you do not need to travel to Brazil to set up your branch in Brazil. We are accredited in every Brazilian Board of Trade of the country. We also obtain the CNPJ of your branch at no additional cost.

What is a CNPJ?
Incorporate a Company In BrazilCNPJ is a tax ID number that identifies legal entities in Brazil. It is used to identify legal entities in banks, revenue agencies, social security system. It is very similar to the EIN in the United States. Learn more about CNPJ here Arrow.

Why set up a branch with CKSA?

Because we are specialists in a full range of services for foreign companies and individuals doing business in Brazil. We provide a full range of legal, corporate, government, and business intelligence related services in Brazil. Our services includes full legal support of the branch registration procedure, obtaining a legal address, interaction with the official government authorities of the jurisdiction, state fees, legal address of the branch for a year, production and registration of company stamps and advising the client as part of the registration process. Additionally we may open a bank account for your branch.

With our staff being composed of business managers, lawyers, ex-judges and employees from the most diverse professional areas, we know the extensive Brazilian legislation like no other firm.

We do not only offer consulting services in Brazil, we offer our experience to serve the success of your business in Brazil.

Benefits of Setting Up a Branch in Brazil

  • Complete foreign ownership;
  • No minimum investment requirement;
  • No foreign currency control;
  • Double taxation treaties signed with over 20 countries.

Disadvantages of Setting Up a Branch in Brazil

  • The requirement for prior approval is a presidential decree, which makes it a very lengthy process.
  • The federal government must also authorise any amendments to the branch’s articles of incorporation.
  • There is theoretically a risk the branch will be shut down by the government if it acts outside its established purpose.
  • Unlike a subsidiary (Ltda or S.A.), a branch is considered an extension of the foreign entity, as such the branch’s foreign parent company may have unlimited liability for the branch’s debts and obligations.

Taxes in Brazil

  • Corporate tax rate – 15%
  • No Value Added Tax rate
  • No Capital gains Tax
  • No Stamp duty
  • Double taxation treaties signed with over 20 countries.

Bookkeeping in Brazil

  • Annual financial reports requirements – YES.
  • Annual return requirements – YES.
  • Statutory audits – YES.

No Red Tapes

Incorporate a company in Brazil

With CKSA Consulting Services, it’s easy to incorporate a company in Brazil and do business in Brazil. You manage your investments while we deal with the bureaucratic part for you.

Set up your branch in Brazil now*

– Price: US$ 10,000.00 – Enquire Now

*Branch or representative office.

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