IRS starts accepting simple or digital copies of documents

The Federal Revenue has launched a new rule that allows the taxpayer to send scanned documents when they need the services of the municipality, or present a simple copy of them in a face-to-face unit. The rule is valid indefinitely and was created to reduce bureaucracy and simplify service to the public.

The normative instruction RFB nÂș 2.088, published on Monday (20), suspended the obligation to present
original document to the Special Secretariat of the Federal Revenue.

There’s only one caveat: the taxpayer’s original documents can be requested at any time by the Federal Revenue Service, if the agency verifies the need to prove the authenticity of the copies.

Federal Revenue can attest to the authenticity and veracity of simple copies or digital versions of documents (Image: Disclosure/Huawei)

The authenticity and veracity of the simple copies or digital versions of the documents must be attested by the Internal Revenue Service through the following procedures:

  • Verification of local identification documents, if there is an agreement between the IRS and their respective issuing bodies;
  • Verification of seals or authenticity codes of documents issued by Courts of Justice, National Traffic Department, Superior Electoral Court, registry offices, among others;
  • Comparison between the information contained in the documents presented and those present in the Federal Revenue databases;
  • Contact with the interested party by telephone or other electronic means;
  • Other checking procedures defined by the general service coordination (Cogea) with the area managing the respective work process of the Revenue.

“This simplification of procedures is in line with the federal government guidelines for greater approximation between citizens and public bodies, and with good practices in facilitating access to services provided, and increasing user satisfaction”, says the government announcement. federal.

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