Rita Maria Silva, Deloitte Honduras, is the country managing partner and the director of tax and legal, specialising in cross-border tax planning for multinational enterprises. Her experience covers a wide range of industries but has been concentrated within the manufacturing, technology, mining, special tax regimes, and retail sectors for many years. In 2007, Rita was the first woman in Central America to be nominated as a tax partner for Deloitte.
Rita has more than 20 years of experience in various tax services, including international M&A restructurings, supply chain optimisation, cross-border planning, effective tax rate planning, and foreign earnings repatriation techniques.
She is a frequent speaker at conferences focusing on tax planning and tax reforms, and she had also been the Inter-American Development Bank consultant for tax matters regarding the Honduras tax system. Further, she has been nominated as the liaison between the Honduras tax administration, Ministry of Finance and the Inter-American Development Bank in tax matters.
Rita has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Honduras, a master's degree in international relations from Ohio University, US, and a postgraduate in tax administration from University of Castilla La Mancha in Spain. She is a fluent speaker of Spanish (her native language), English, and Portuguese.
Rita has written several articles on tax matters affecting the Honduras tax system.
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