App Drivers Can Now Obtain Individual Micro-Entrepreneur (MEI) Benefits

With the authorization, published in the Federal Gazette on Thursday, drivers may collect taxes and be entitled to time for retirement, among other benefits.

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 . . .

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