RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Independent app drivers, a profession on the rise in recent years, have been supported by the government, through a resolution published in the Federal Gazette last Thursday, August 8th, permitting them to be classified as individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEIs).
The MEI program was established ten years ago to encourage the creation of small businesses and self-employed workers such as vendors, confectioners, manicurists, hairdressers, electricians, among others, at a low cost.
These professionals may join the program if their business invoices no more than R$81,000 per year (R$6,700 per month) and employs . . .