MEPs want payroll tax extended

Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies | Photo: Cleia Viana / Chamber of Deputies

In the absence of a vote forecast on the tax reform, lawmakers now wish to revisit the extension of the wage exemption to 17 sectors of the economy. One of the projects foresees that the landfill will last until 2026, according to information from O Globo.

Discussions began on Wednesday (24), during a public hearing in Congress. MP Jerônimo Goergen (PP-RS), rapporteur for the proposal, said he intended to table the project until next week, when he will meet with the government, the economic team and representatives of the beneficiary sectors to debate the issue. The congressman denied that the measure is a privilege for some regions, saying that the discussion on the exemption from social charges should cover all sectors in the medium and long term.

According to him, the tax break would end at the end of 2021, pending the approval of the tax reform, which has not taken place. “The government will have to make a decision. It might not even grant the exemption, but it will spend it with more aid and emergency grants, ”Goergen said. The measure had already been vetoed by Bolsonaro last year, but Câmara ended up canceling the veto.

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