Individuals and corporate entities resident, domiciled or headquartered in Brazil are required to provide the Central Bank of Brazil with information concerning any type of assets held outside Brazil, including currency.

This obligation comprises two types of information: (i) owners of assets amounting to at least US$ 100,000 (one hundred thousand US dollars) are required to submit an annual declaration, and (ii) owners of assets amounting to at least US$ 100,000,000 (one hundred million US dollars) are required to submit quarterly declarations.

Information relating to the year ended on December 31st, 2014, must be provided until April 6th, 2015, through the declaration form available at

Failure to comply with the obligations indicated above or the provision of false, incomplete and incorrect information or outside the terms and conditions provided in the regulation may subject the party to penalties in the amount of up to R$ 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand Reais) depending on the type of the infraction.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.