MEI 2024 list reveals the professions that will no longer be accepted

Brazilians who wish to register as a MEI must pay attention to the category rules in 2024. Check the list of professions that will not be accepted.

In 2024, the scenario for individual microentrepreneurs (MEIs) will undergo significant changes.

The flexibility and social security advantages that the MEI modality offers have been key for many Brazilians to seek financial independence and autonomy in their work schedules.

However, it is crucial that the activity carried out is aligned with the categories permitted by the government.

Check out the updated MEI list – Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia /

Professions excluded from the list of MEIs

The government announced an update to the categories allowed for MEIs, excluding several professions from the list.

Among the activities that will no longer be eligible to become MEI in 2024, the following stand out:

Poultry slaughterer;Tire aligner;Hazardous waste collector;Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dealer;Veterinary medicine dealer;Digger;Newspaper publisher;Manufacturer of sanitary napkins;Manufacturer of perfumery and personal hygiene products;Operator direct marketing;Producer of construction stones, not associated with extraction;Restorer of historic buildings.

In addition to these, recognized professions such as administrator, architect, accountant, developer, nurse, physiotherapist, nutritionist, personal trainer, producer, psychologist and veterinarian will also be prohibited from registering as MEI.

Trends and attention to the rules

Becoming a MEI is a process that involves understanding the rules and regulations that govern this category.

The exclusion of these activities from MEI permission reflects the need to always be aware of legislative changes and entrepreneurship trends.

These changes justify the importance of staying informed and adapting to the new guidelines to ensure the success and legality of your enterprise.

Category rules

The MEI must have a maximum annual turnover of up to R$81,000.00 (eighty-one thousand reais) or proportional to the number of months in the year, if it was opened during the fiscal year.

Furthermore, there are other rules for Individual Microentrepreneurs.

Permitted activities

The MEI can carry out the economic activities provided for in the list of CNAEs (National Classification of Economic Activities) permitted for this category.

There are more than 400 permitted activities, including commerce, industry, services and agriculture.

Employee hiring

The micro-entrepreneur can hire a maximum of one employee, who must receive a minimum wage or the minimum wage for the professional category.


MEI is exempt from federal taxes such as IRPJ, PIS, COFINS, IPI and CSLL.

However, he must pay a fixed monthly amount that includes ICMS (for commerce and industry) or ISS (for services), in addition to contributing to the INSS. This payment is made through the DAS (Simples Nacional Collection Document).

Social security benefits

Regular payment of DAS guarantees MEI social security rights such as retirement, sickness benefit, maternity pay, among others.

Issuance of invoice

Microentrepreneurial Legal Entities are exempt from issuing invoices to individual consumers, except if the consumer requires it or in operations with legal entities, regardless of the buyer’s requirements.

Simplified Annual Declaration

MEI must deliver the Simplified Annual Declaration for Individual Microentrepreneurs (DASN-SIMEI) by May 31st of each year, referring to the previous year’s revenue.


Those who are partners, administrators or owners of another company cannot fall into the category. The legislation also establishes limitations related to participation in other companies.

Tax compliance

The MEI must remain regular with its fiscal and tax obligations to avoid the automatic cancellation of its registration and the loss of social security benefits.

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