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On 6 May 2024, the Federal Government published Federal Law No. 14.852/2024, which established the Legal Framework for the Electronic Games Industry in Brazil. The new law sets out the basic principles and rules for the development and sale of electronic games in Brazil. It establishes guidelines on the manufacture, import, marketing, development and commercial use of electronic games, in addition to providing that the State must establish the indicative age classification. Therefore, it provides a specific framework for this sector in Brazil and ensures the protection of its consumers and users.

On 23 April 2024, the Federal Senate approved Bill 6,007/2023, which originated as Bill 200/2015, and which generated intense debate among all those involved in the clinical research ecosystem. While the bill was supported by the economic sectors and part of academia due to the stability and security it brings to clinical research in Brazil, various social segments, part of academia and government authorities who are members of the system raised concerns about the possibility of weakening national ethical guidelines and dismantling the CEP/CONEP system.

On 26 April 2024, the Brazilian Data Protection Authority (ANPD) published the Resolution CD/ANPD no. 15 which approved the Regulation on Notification of Security Incident (“Regulation”). Such Regulation sets forth the mandatory procedures that data controllers must follow when notifying security incidents to ANPD and personal data subjects.
According to Law No. 13,709/18 (Brazilian General Data Protection Law, or LGPD), the controller must notify the occurrence of a security incident that may give rise to relevant risk or damage to data subjects not only to ANPD, but also to the data subjects.

The Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) established a new way of calculating the Environmental Control and Inspection Fee (TCFA) and, as of the first quarter of 2024, the economic size to be declared by subsidiaries will be the economic size of the parent company and the subsidiary jointly, considering the annual gross income of the legal entity as a whole for the basis for calculating this fee.

On 13 March 2024, the Brazilian IRS published Normative Instruction 2.180/24 (“IN 2.180/24”), which provides for the taxation of income earned by individuals resident in Brazil from non-interest-bearing deposits abroad, foreign currency held in kind, financial investments, controlled entities and trusts abroad, as well as the option to update the value of assets and rights abroad.
The long-awaited IN 2.180/24 regulates Law 14,754/23, which was passed on 12 December 2023 and brought important clarifications regarding the taxation by Income Tax of individuals (IRPF) with assets abroad.

On 19 March 2024, the Public Notice of Special Settlement Agreement No. 1/2024 was published, which provides for the opening of the Zero Litigation Program 2024, a new special settlement agreement for tax debts in administrative litigation within the scope of the IRS of Brazil, the value of which, per litigation, is up to BRL 50,000,000.00. Discounts and payment terms will be determined according to the degree of recoverability of the debts. The deadline for joining the Program is 1 April 2024 to 31 July 2024.

On 3 April 2024, the Federal Revenue of Brazil (RFB) issued Normative Instruction No. 2184/2024, which regulates the tax transaction provided in Article 14 of Law 14789/2023. This transaction aims to encourage companies to pay IRPJ and CSLL (corporate income taxes), resulting from the exclusion of investment subsidies made in disagreement with Article 30 of Law No. 12973 of 13 May 2014, provided that they have not been subject to assessment.

On 13 March 2024, the Brazilian IRS published Normative Instruction 2.180/24 (“IN 2.180/24”), which provides for the taxation of income earned by individuals resident in Brazil from non-interest-bearing deposits abroad, foreign currency held in kind, financial investments, controlled entities and trusts abroad, as well as the option to update the value of assets and rights abroad.
The long-awaited IN 2.180/24 regulates Law 14,754/23, which was passed on 12 December 2023 and brought important clarifications regarding the taxation by Income Tax of individuals (IRPF) with assets abroad.

The Labor Department (MTE) has disclosed in its website some clarifications for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the New Equal Pay Law.
The publication of the FAQ, which was very anticipated by employers, covers questions ranging from the purpose of the creation of the Law to more specific aspects of the publication of the Salary and Remuneration Transparency Report.