Brazilian Accounting System: Inflation, Taxation, and the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

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Brazilian Accounting System: Inflation, Taxation, and the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards

As the business world evolves to a higher level of integration with the increased ability to conduct business globally, international accounting is a subject that is becoming more relevant and increasingly more important to understand. Doupnik and Perera (2012) define International accounting on three levels through the standards and guidelines of supranational organizations, at the company level, and third through the standards, rules, and guidelines that exist within each country.
Brazil is one of the top five countries to be considered an emerging market (Top 30 Emerging Markets 2012-2017). It is estimated that Brazil’s GDP will grow by roughly 22.3% between the years 2013 to 2017 making the country attractive to investors (The Top 20 Emerging Markets, 2013) . Brazil ranks as one of the top 4 countries for growth in the manufacturing and industrial industries, telecommunications, technology and media, professional and business services, financial services, consumer products, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy and resources, automotive, chemicals, and transportation industries (Top 30 Emerging Markets 2012-2017). In addition Brazil will be a destination for world class events such as the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games that will bring thousands of visitors to the country. As Brazil continues to grow in popularity as a location for trade, cultural activities, and investment the topics of international accounting will become more and more important.
This paper will discuss three topics pertaining to international accounting issues. It will focus on benefits and challenges of the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Brazil. Second, it will look at the impact of the effects of inflation on the…...

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