Individual micro-entrepreneurs can count on free debt settlement services | Economy

Deadline for regularization ends on Tuesday, 31Disclosure/ Valdir Ribeiro Jr

Individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEI) who are in debt to pay taxes can count on the Accounting and Fiscal Support Centers (NAF) to help with regularization, free of charge. The deadline for the accounts to be regularized is Tuesday, 31. If they do not settle the taxes and overdue obligations, they will be included in the Active Debt of the Union and will be subject to judicial collection.

NAF is a tax citizenship program of the Federal Revenue Service that establishes a partnership with higher education institutions, combining technical knowledge with accounting practice. These centers offer accounting and tax services to low-income individuals, MEI and civil society organizations. According to the Federal Revenue, there are more than 300 centers formalized in Brazil and more than 200 in 11 countries in Latin America, inspired by the Brazilian model.

During the pandemic, there are nuclei that are operating remotely. In July, the Internal Revenue Service released a list of NAFs in remote service and their respective contacts.

In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Regional Superintendence in the 7th Fiscal Region recently updated the list:

Rio de Janeiro:

NAF Estácio Campo Grande – e-mail: [email protected]

NAF Estácio Madureira – WhatsApp (21) 99634-6298

NAF Estácio Queimados – WhatsApp (21) 98316-9569

NAF Estácio Tom Jobim – e-mail: [email protected]

NAF IBMR Barra – email: [email protected]

NAF UniSãoJosé Realengo – WhatsApp (21) 99632-5153 / email: [email protected]

NAF Unisuam Bonsucesso – email: [email protected]

NAF Estácio Nova América – WhatsApp (21) 98131-1785 / e-mail: [email protected]

Niteroi:

NAF Unilasalle – WhatsApp (21) 97144-5639

Macaé:

NAF UFF Macaé – WhatsApp (21) 98688-9000 / email: [email protected]

Debt settlement

Starting in September, the Internal Revenue Service will send for registration in Active Debt of the Union the tax debts of individual microentrepreneurs who have been in debt since 2016 or longer. According to the Revenue, the action is necessary so that the debts do not expire.

The agency explains that MEI that have only recent debts, due to the difficulties brought about by the pandemic, will not be affected. The debts of those who paid in installments this year will also not be registered, even if there is some installment in arrears or the installment payment has been terminated.

MEI, which has outstanding debts with the Federal Revenue, can make the installments by accessing the e-CAC or the Simples Nacional Portal. The guidelines are available on the internet. After registration, debts can be paid or paid in installments with the Attorney General of the National Treasury through the services portal, through Regularize.

The Internal Revenue Service released a video instructing how taxpayers can pay in installments without having to leave their homes.

According to the Revenue, there are 4.3 million defaulting micro-entrepreneurs, who owe R$5.5 billion to the government. This is equivalent to almost a third of the 12.4 million MEI registered in the country. However, enrollment in the active debt is only valid for unpaid debts exceeding R$1,000, including principal, fine, interest and other charges. Currently, 1.8 million MEI in this situation owes R$ 4.5 billion.

To find out if they are in debt, entrepreneurs can consult the debts being charged on the Internet at the Simples Nacional address, with a digital certificate or access code, in the option “Extract/Pending Consultation > Pending Consultation at Simei”.

MEI are subject to a simplified taxation regime, they only pay the contribution to Social Security and pay, depending on the field of activity, the Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) or the Tax on Services (ISS). ICMS is collected from the states; and the ISS, to city halls.