In Portuguese Environmental Control and Inspection Tax is named Taxa de Controle e Fiscalização Ambiental and often referred to by the abbreviation TCFA.
TCFA is collected from companies that conduct potentially polluting activities or exploit environmental resources in various forms.
The Environmental Control and Inspection Tax is paid quarterly by businesses based on their size and activity. The rates are as following:
| Pollution Potential and Level of Natural Resource Exploitation ||Micro Companies||Small Companies||Medium Companies||Large Companies|
|Small||-||BRL 112.50||BRL 225.00||BRL 450.00|
|Average||-||BRL 180.00||BRL 360.00||BRL 900.00|
|High||BRL 50.00||BRL 225.00||BRL 450.00||BRL 2250.00|