Brazilian Tax Code — CPF
By Fabíola Dias Alonso, Brazil Immigration Lawyer
The Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF) is the Brazilian individual taxpayer registry identification, a number attributed by the Brazilian Federal Revenue to both Brazilians and resident aliens who pay taxes or take part in the Brazil tax system. Anyone residing in Brazil for more than 120 days needs to register for a CPF.
What is the CPF used for?
The CPF is used in Brazil to buy a property, a car, enter into a contract, issue a power of attorney, open a bank account, make investments, etc. It can be requested by anyone who owns or would like to own assets and make investments in Brazil.
How to get the CPF?
To obtain a CPF number it is necessary to register and to present the required documents according to the specific case.
In order to provide you with the list of documents required, we need the answers to the following questions regarding the person who wants to apply for the CPF:
- What is the nationality of the applicant?
- Where is his/her residence?
- Is he an adult or a minor?
- Is he incapable or interdicted?
- Does he want to apply for the CPF personally or does he prefer us to take care of it?
For those who are already registered, assistance can be provided in the following services:
- Alteration of CPF registration data;
- Regularization of the CPF;
- Correction of CPF registration data;
- Find out your CPF number.
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