enjoy the rio experience



Welcome IFA friends!

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 71st IFA Congress.

The 2017 Congress will take place between August 27 and September 1, in the world-renowned city of Rio de Janeiro.

Rio is a truly unique location, combining the attributes of being one of the most famous international tourist destinations as well as serving as a focal point in the country and the region for several key economic markets, such as the oil & gas and telecommunication industries.

The welcoming environment and the touristic infrastructure of the city have led it to be chosen as the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016.

The 71st Congress will be held at the Windsor Convention & Expo Center, a recently built state of the art facility, which, in addition to the convention center, boasts two hotels internally connected to each other.

The entire structure is located literally across the street from the beach, and at very short distances from other hotels and shopping/entertainment areas in Tijuca Forest, one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. In cooperation with IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) we have prepared an exciting and informative programme for the Congress, covering the main subjects which allow for a healthy debate among all those attending the event.

Participants, as well as the accompanying persons, will also enjoy a wide variety of social events and tours throughout (and eventually beyond) our beautiful city.

We also hope you take some time before or after the congress to get to know other areas of the country - breathtaking pre and post congress tours will be offered for participants and their family members.

President:  Gustavo A. M. Brigagão
Members:  Ana C. Akie Utumi
                   André Gomes De Oliveira
                   Carlos Adolfo Teixeira Duarte
                   Carlos H.Bechara
                   Flávia Cavalcanti
                   Marcos André Vinhas Catão
                   Roberto Duque Estrada


International Fiscal Association

Established in 1938 with its headquarters in the Netherlands.
It is the only non-governmental and non-sectoral international organisation dealing with fiscal matters.

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Brazilian Association of Financial Law

Founded in February 1949 by a group of taxation specialists led by Gilberto de Ulhôa Canto and which included, among others, Erymá Carneiro, Tito Rezende and Rubens Gomes de Sousa.

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RIO de janeiro

Be enchanted by the wonderful city



Santa Tereza

Santa Tereza District

One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro, the steep streets of Santa Teresa are divided by its old electric tram rails, which will start running again in 2015.

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Arcos da Lapa

Lapa Aqueduct

Located in Largo da Lapa, where in the past focused Rio's nightlife, the Arcos da Lapa remain as the main monument of colonial Rio. Its magnificent structure contains 42 arches in two tiers.

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CORCOVADO and Christ the Redeemer

The statue of Christ the Redeemer perches atop the Corcovado peak, which is a don't-miss attraction for visitors to Rio de Janeiro.

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Army History Museum

Army History Museum

Built in 1914 in order to buttress the defense of the Guanabara Bay, the Copacabana Fort saw one of the rebellions that formed part of the Lieutenant's Revolt in 1922.

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Theatro Municipal Opera House

Municipal Theatre

One of the most imposing buildings in Rio de Janeiro, the Theatro Municipal was inaugurated in July 14, 1909. Facing the Praça Floriano square, better known as Cinelândia, in downtown Rio, this is one of the most important opera houses in South America.

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Cidade das Artes Arts Center

City of Arts

This Center launched a new cycle in the cultural life of Rio de Janeiro. Built ten meters off the ground in the heart of Tijuca Forest, this sculpture-construction is one of the most important and complete venues for presenting the arts.

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Floresta da Tijuca Rainforest

Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca National Park is an oasis packed with exotic species and remnants of the history of Brazil, with many points of interest such as the Vista Chinesa and Mesa do Imperador belvederes.

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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens are a major attraction for visitors to Rio de Janeiro, as well as researchers studying the hundreds of species growing there, in addition to housing rare collections of bromeliads and orchids, together with ancient trees and other exotic plants.

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Parque Lage

The Parque Lage offers an enchanting setting with 52 hectares of green parklands. Once an old sugar plantation, this park forms part of the historical heritage of Rio.

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Maracanã Stadium

Maracanã Stadium

Named in honor of Journalist Mário Filho, the Maracanã Stadium was inaugurated in 1950. Since then, it has seen many major moments in Brazilian and world soccer, as well as hosting large-scale shows.

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Museum of Tomorrow

Museum of Tomorrow

The Museum of Tomorrow a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was designed by Spanish neofuturistic architect Santiago Calatrava, and built next to the waterfront at Pier Maua.

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Sugarloaf Hill

The Sugar Loaf cable-car was the first of its kind in Brazil and the third in the world, linking the Morro da Urca hill to the Morro do Pão de Açucar, better known as the Sugar Loaf hill.

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Some of the best known beaches in the world are located in Rio de Janeiro that meet and attract many tourists mainly during the summer.

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The IFA Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) selected the two subjects below for the IFA 2017 Congress

Congress Subjects

  1. Assessing BEPS: Origins, Standards and Responses
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  2. the future of transfer pricing
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  1. Fragmentation of contracts and taxation
  2. Automatic Exchange of Information: a New Standard?
  3. Cost-sharing and Cost Contribution Arrangements
  4. Advanced Pricing Agreements and International Tax Impacts
  6. Economic Crisis and Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights – Tax Morality?
  7. International Indirect Taxation of Enterprise Services: Multilateral, Internal or Bilateral Approach
  8. Recent Developments in International Taxation
  9. International Tax Impacts of Foreign Exchange Effects
  10. IFA/EU