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posted 2 months ago
Dual taxation between Brazil and Canada

I am a Canadian citizen and have been living in Brasilia, Brazil for over a year as a temporary resident.


I spoke to a Canadian accountant and they told me to remain a resident of Canada and to declare my taxes in Canada since I receive rental income from my property and I'm self-employed receiving income from clients in Canada. 


My question is how to declare my taxes here in Brasil. I read that Brazil has a double taxation agreement with Canada. 


Is this something you specialize in? If so, what do you charge for a consultation and for filing taxes here in Brazil?


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biancareis
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posted 2 months ago
Hello, Brazil and Canada have the Canada-Brazil Income Tax Convention Act from 1984 ( You can check it at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-1.5/FullText.html#:~:text=1%20Where%20a%20resident%20of,income%20tax%20paid%20in%20Canada.) Pretty much this means you won't pay the taxes twice, but you still have to declare it in both countries. If you have lived in Brazil for more than 180 days in the past fiscal year you will have to declare the "Imposto de Renda", but the amounts already paid to the Canada Revenue Agency won't be double taxed.
fabiola.r.amaral
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posted 2 months ago
Hello. If you spent more than 180 days in Brasil in 2023, you must declare your global income (that includes income from Brazil and Canada) to the "Receita Federal do Brasil". The double taxation agreement between Brazil and Canada exists to prevent the same income from being double taxed. For that, it´s necessary to specify types of income and how they had been taxed in Canadá to allow tax paid in Canadá to be credited and avoid double taxation. Do you have incomes in Brazil or olny in Canadá?