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Despite recent measures of Rousseff government, 74% of Brazilian leaders do not believe the government is doing enough

Research shows that entrepreneurs would not move from Brazil to pay fewer taxes. However, most advocates reducing rates even if it means the elimination of tax benefits.

Most companies in the world would not move from their countries to get lower taxes. The research of Grant Thornton, made with 3,400 companies in 44 economies, shows that 67% of them would stay in their own countries. In Brazil, the percentage rises to 82%, much above the global average.

Among the most resistant to moving due the tax benefits, there are companies of New Zealand (94%), followed by Georgia (92%), Switzerland (90%), France (88%), Germany (87%) and Ireland (86%).

In opposition, there are, Russia, India, Norway and Bosnia, of which most entrepreneurs reveal that the company would move for lower rates.

"For most companies operating internationally what really matters is the management of taxes. A simple reduction in a particular country does not always bring benefits to the company in a corporate form. In Brazil, the high tax burden is still an obstacle to the entry of foreigners not only by the high tax rates, but also by the complexity of tax issues in the country", says Paulo Sérgio Dortas, Managing Partner of Grant Thornton Brazil.

Thus, 80% of the Brazilian surveyed executives said they support cutting taxes, even if it means losing the tax benefits they have today.

Vietnam (94%), Lithuania and Malaysia (both 92%), Peru (90%), Greece (88%), Mexico (82%), India and the the United States (81%) are others which support cuts in taxes.

"It is difficult to review the tax incentives after have been established, especially in economies that are working to grow and use this trick to stimulate certain sectors or industries", says Dortas.

One aspect that would, surely, make the country more attractive, is the simplification of taxation.

"For most of our customers, the complexity of the tax burden outweighs other aspects such as logistics or manpower. Moreover, we see an increasing concern for new entrants in the Brazilian economy with different levels of taxation in the states of federation, as well as a greater attention to tax incentives", Dortas concludes.

Despite the recent government measures, 74% of the Brazilian leaders feel that the authorities are not doing enough with respect to taxation measures to alleviate economic pressures.

The countries with the highest rates of dissatisfaction are Argentina (92%), Japan (86%), Poland and Spain (both 82%), Latvia (78%), Australia (77%) and Denmark (76%).

Source: Brasil Econômico
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