With the Chamber of Deputies about to analyze a bill that changes the classification of fuels for essential goods and services in search of a reduction in prices to the final consumer, the president of the House, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), said this Sunday (22), via Twitter, that Brazil needs to end “excessive taxation of essential goods”. Otherwise, he wrote, “excessive taxation of goods and services ends Brazil.”
“What is essential? It is essential that the State is able to protect the population. It is essential to have this provision in law. The essential thing is to define what is essential. And the essential thing is Brazil and Brazilians. The National Congress, starting with the Chamber of Deputies, I am sure, will always be – as it always was – in favor of what is essential for our country. And this week that will be essentially clear,” Arthur Lira posted on Twitter.
“Either Brazil ends the excessive taxation of essential goods and services or the excessive taxation of goods and services ends Brazil. Brazil needs to control the saúva, once again!” she added.
Last Thursday (19), Lira said that the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies will vote, next Tuesday (24), on a bill that establishes a ceiling for ICMS collection for products such as fuel and energy.
He said that the Complementary Law Project (PLP) 18/22 changes the classification of fuels, electricity, telecommunications and transport to essential goods and services. With the change, ICMS would have a maximum collection rate of 17%.
Before the vote, however, Lira should meet with party leaders to discuss the issue.
The announcement came the same week that Lira said the House should discuss a bill that would suspend previously announced increases in electricity bills in some states in 2022.
The deputy participated in a meeting with the Minister of Mines and Energy, Adolfo Sachsida, and representatives of Aneel to talk about the subject and the processing of a bill, the PDL 94/22, which seeks to suspend the readjustment of 23.99 % on electricity bills in Ceará.
Source: CNN Brasil