Bolsonaro BRL defends PEC for fuels with influence over 50 billion

Brasilia – President The Chamber, Arthur Lira (Progressives-AL)On this Thursday, 10th, he said he would meet the president today or next Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG)To reach the “convergence point” on the fuel problem.

Proposals for constitutional (PEC) amendments to eliminate federal taxes on gasoline, diesel and electric energy appeared Congress In recent weeks, but Lira defended a The plan in the Senate has already been approved by the HouseFocusing on Commodity and Commodity Circulation Tax (ICMS), Charged by states. According to him, the procedure is faster and the problem is resolved in a more practical way.

Search for “convergence” with Pacheco The tone adopted by Lira on January 16 He criticized the governor’s position on fuel prices and said the matter needs to be addressed to the Senate.

“This discussion of the dominance or preference of benches over others is useless. I think we can solve this problem, ”Lira declared at a press conference after meeting party leaders. The Chamber’s chairman said the ICMS was “weighing in the pockets of Brazilians” and that the issue “needs to be reflected” on the part of the governors.

“The Senate may also change the ICMS rate. I don’t know if it has this provision,” Lira said. Congressmen asserted that the bill, which is being processed in the Senate, also includes a proposal to nullify federal taxes.

According to the project text Lira advocates, ICMS will be charged a fixed amount per liter as federal taxes. PIS, Coffins And Sid -, the so-called “ad rem.” It replaces the current fee, which uses a percentage of the value of the price (the “ad value”).

Pacheco defended the autonomy for states to define the ICMS rate on fuels. “The state must always define the rate even with the principle of federal autonomy,” Pacheco said at a press conference in the Senate. The project will be able to define the nature of the collection, varying from the percentage charge on the price to the tax on the value of a liter of fuel, and setting forth the occurrence of ICMS at the point of commercialization, and not absolute. Chain.

Asked about the financial impact of energy-related PECs, the government exempts the state from revenues by cutting taxes. Financial Responsibility Law (LRF)Lira said the proposals “never come out as they came in.” Congress. “More important than the texts of the PECs, we have to find a solution to an existing problem,” he said.

For Pacheco, “With the increase in the price of oil and the possible devaluation of the real value, it is not fair to have an exaggerated increase in procurement.” The states cannot be “sacrificed”, but taxpayers should also benefit, he said. As Estadão shows, the collection of states with ICMS reached a record high in 2021 with the high cost of electricity and fuel.

PEC Comicage

One of the energy proposals presented in Congress created by the senator Carlos Favaro (PSD-MT), Nicknamed “PEC Kamikaze” by the financial team. According to initial projections, the financial impact would be over R $ 100 billion and include expansion of the gas voucher, the creation of diesel vouchers for truck drivers and subsidies for bus fares.

Minister with two texts on the subject, one in the Senate and another in the Chamber Paulo Goodes And forcing the approval of a project that only expects tax cuts for the team Diesel oil. In that case, the The tax waiver is between R $ 17 billion And there will be R $ 18 billion and change Budget Guidelines Law (LDO) To compensate for the amount that is no longer collected.

PEC was presented in the Chamber by Deputy Cristino Urio (PP-RJ)That represents a revenue waiver of between R $ 52 billion and R $ 54 billion, according to the financial team.

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