D’Avila defends mobilization of the private sector for tax reform

D’Avila defends mobilization of the private sector for tax reform
D’Avila defends mobilization of the private sector for tax reform

posted on 09/02/2022 15:32 / updated on 09/02/2022 16:51


The tax issue was one of the agendas of this Friday’s CB.Poder (2/9), a program by Correio in partnership with TV Brasília – (credit: Marcelo Ferreira/CB/DA Press)

The candidate of the Novo party for the Presidency of the Republic, Felipe D’Avila, said that one of the proposals of his campaign is to discuss with the National Congress a tax reform. He said the plan is to resume similar projects that successfully passed through Congress with support from the private sector.

The tax issue was one of the topics addressed by the presidential candidate in this Friday’s edition (2/9) of the CB.Powerprogram of Mail in partnership with the TV Brasilia. According to the candidate, the Proposed Constitutional Amendment (PEC) 110 is an example to be followed in relation to political articulation, since it was approved in different spheres.

“This folder has achieved something unprecedented. For the first time it had support from all states. It was a very good reform, because it seeks to simplify the system with five taxes in one, the Value Added Tax. My objective is to resume this project, as it has already passed through Congress, has already achieved a consensus among them and among governors”, he argued.

The businessman added that the obstacle to the approval of the portfolio was the bad performance of the government in the face of the proposal. “It wasn’t Congress’ fault that the PEC didn’t go ahead, it was the government’s fault. The government did not want to make the proposal go ahead. The government presented a new project poorly written by the Federal Revenue, which, when it reached the Chamber, caused a ruckus, and we ended up not approving the project that had consensus.”

Private sector

One of the questions raised during the interview is the possible difficulty of the D’Avila government in implementing guidelines due to the low representation of its ticket in the National Congress. However, he argues that the main driver for a new taxation system is pressure from the private sector.

“The project to go through Congress needs a minimum of political consensus, an Executive willing to buy the fight and, above all, the support of society. We have to have the private sector press Congress to pass the reform.”

For D’Avila, with the unilateral opening of the economy, the private sector will mobilize to pressure Congress, as it will need to adapt to the market. “If we keep the current tax system, with trade opening, many people will go broke”, he claimed.

“So, a sense of urgency will be created in the sector. So, with the government pressing for the project to be voted on, allied to the support of society and the consensus in Congress, we will approve this agenda, as we have already approved the social security and labor reforms ”, reinforced the candidate of Novo.

*Intern under the supervision of Andreia Castro

The article is in Portuguese

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