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Uber and Other “App” Drivers can Soon Register as Microentrepreneurs

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Economy has confirmed Friday (3rd) that it is studying a decree to regulate the requirement for the registration of drivers of "Apps" at the National Institute of Social Security (INSS).

Last year's Law 13.640, which regulated the profession, will serve as a basis for the studies.

The ministry intends to allow self-employed drivers to register as individual micro-entrepreneurs (MEI), paying a lower tax rate of 5 percent of the minimum wage.

In this case, they will receive a lower benefit, limited to a minimum . . .

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