Brazil Identifies Tax Fraud Cases: Daily

By Anna Kaiser, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With three days left to still file taxes for Brazil’s 2013 tax season, the Receita Federal (equivalent to the IRS, Internal Revenues Services) has already found 21,000 tax forms suspicious of fraud. The most common “irregularity” suggests that companies are altering values of salaries and tax returns.

In these 21,000 cases, the Receita Federal found that numbers reported by individuals income tax (Portuguese acronym IR) did not match the documents provided by the company (Portuguese acronym DIRF). Companies fraudulently increased the value that taxpayers should receive in their . . .

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