Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz

Areas of Practice

Tax and Customs

As Venezuela's tax laws and enforcement become increasingly sophisticated, we are extremely pleased that our tax department is considered one of the best in the nation. Our tax attorneys are leading actors in national and international tax organizations and forums. Nationally, we are invited on a regular basis to review and comment on existing legislation as well as proposed drafts of tax laws and regulations.

We are highly specialized in tax planning, and we guide the client in negotiating, documenting and structuring tax aspects of commercial transactions. Tax planning is an integral part of all transactions that we manage.

We handle tax litigation at all administrative and judicial levels, as well as tax consultations. We provide assistance with tax proceedings, filing of defenses and appeals against tax claims as well as applications for special rulings. We have ample experience in transactions involving transfers of tax credits, as well in the preparation of all documents and contracts to document such transfers.

As to Customs Law, this area of Tax Law is highly specialized and autonomous with respect to both its legal and statutory regulation and the authorities and entities in charge of its administration and control. The activity of our specialists in this field includes coordination of litigation in all administrative and jurisdictional levels, issue of answers to consultations about the applicable rules and jurisprudence, preparation of appeals and requests, as well as provision of assistance in the handling of tax proceedings related to this discipline.

If you do not have a contact person at the Firm, your initial contact in relation to this practice area could be any of the following: