Law 9,311, published in the Official Gazette of 25 October 1996, introduces a 0.20% transfer tax on securities (CPMF). A prior constitutional amendment of 15 August 1996 established a legal framework for introducing the CPMF for a maximum period of two years.

This article was correct as of 1 April 1997.

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