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What is a Brazilian CPF number?

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26 Sep 12 07:09:01 pm
I saw some description of an item from my rival, it was below :

Note to buyers: Buyers from Brazil, should include your CPF number in the note to sellers. Without a CPF number, the parcel will not be sent, and the money will be refunded.

My question is, what does CPF number?Does it applied to all item that will be sold to Brazil?

Thank you,

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27 Sep 12 02:27:23 am
Hello Jeff,

The CPF Number as described in Wikipedia is otherwise known as the Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF) – Portuguese for Natural Persons Register – is a number attributed by the Brazilian revenue agency (Receita Federal – Federal Revenue) to both Brazilians and resident aliens who pay taxes or take part, directly or indirectly, in activities that provide revenue for any of the dozens of different types of taxes existing in Brazil. By means of this universal number the Federal Revenue computers can estimate the income tax that is due.

The possession of the CPF is not required, but it is absolutely a prerequisite for a series of operations like opening bank accounts, getting or renewing a driver's license, buying or selling real estate, taking loans, applying for jobs (especially public ones), getting a passport or credit cards.

It does not make mention of it being a requirement for importation made by individual customers.

Hope this helps a bit :)


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