When purchasing Brazilian Real Estate many investors neglect correctly researching the various options of ownership and how best to carry out their transaction. Let us look at an example of purchasing an off-plan apartment in Fortaleza as an aid to highlighting the issues for consideration.
Should the purchase be made in the individual’s name or should a company be registered in Fortaleza as an investment vehicle. Investment Services Brazil regularly forms Fortaleza companies for investors depending on their overall strategy. Visa application is a major factor in this as the Brazilian investors visa can be obtained with a capital investment of R$150,000 and this investment can be used to purchase Real Estate in Fortaleza (along with a suitable business plan).
Taxation is another consideration as the Real Estate investment will be subject to tax in Fortaleza. Tax on rental income and capital gains tax may both apply.
It is also important how the Real Estate transaction is paid for and we see numerous cases of poorly informed investors who face issues repatriating their capital due to incorrect advice when purchasing. Exaggerated transaction/exchange fees is something that also takes place and is an unethical practice to be aware of. Investment Services Brazil can advise you of the best option for you to invest in Brazil and assist with all aspects of the Real Estate transaction to ensure it is safe and effectively executed.