President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) sanctioned this Thursday (31) the text of the new fiscal framework. With that, the rule became law and definitively ended the validity of the so-called Spending Ceiling, approved during the government of Michel Temer (MDB).
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The new framework predicts that government spending can increase, at most, 70% of revenue growth. The intention of the limit is to stabilize the national public debt.
Unlike the Spending Ceiling, the framework also has rules that guarantee a minimum growth in expenses, thus ensuring the functioning of State institutions and social programs.
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On Wednesday night (30), the Senate approved the bill proposed by the government to change the rules for judging the Tax Appeals Administration Council (Carf).
The Carf is a kind of administrative court (it does not belong to the Judiciary) that mainly judges appeals from companies against assessments by the Federal Revenue Service. For example: an auditor goes to a factory and detects federal tax evasion. The inspection becomes a charge, which can be questioned by the factory at the IRS itself and, later, at Carf.
The text, which is now subject to sanction, once again gives the government victory in the event of trials that end in a tie in the body, as was the case until changes in the Bolsonaro administration in 20020.
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The new rule should generate revenues of up to R$70 billion a year.
Incentive for production
The Chamber of Deputies approved the extension of the payroll exemption for the 17 sectors that employ the most in the country, until 2027. The civil construction, communication, road transport, textile, footwear, machinery and equipment sectors can benefit and animal protein,
PT leaders in Congress complained about the measure, which could take R$9.4 billion from the government’s cash flow. It will now be considered by the Senate.
Editing: Rodrigo Durão Coelho