President of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL). Photo: Michel Jesus / Chamber of Deputies
Chamber of Deputies Speaker Arthur Lira said at an event hosted by XP Investimentos that tax reform would not be on the House’s agenda this week. The goal, he said, is to deepen negotiations with states and municipalities. More time is also requested to discuss the reduction in corporate income tax (IRPJ) rates, the taxation of dividends and changes in the IRPF table. “We changed our strategy to further negotiate the project,” he said.
The congressman also said Congress will seek alternatives to maintain fiscal responsibility. “There was not and there will not be [rompimento], but the outlook should relate to what is happening, not what can happen. “
According to him, certain nuances escape the political field and come from the legal field, as is the case of court decisions. “We need to deal with this issue frankly, without speculation, to make it clear that we are not going to practice fiscal irresponsibility.”
The chamber president said he intends, over the next few days, to establish dialogues with the STF, the Ministry of Economy and the AGU to discuss the issue.