Lira says that Carf rules are not good and defends an alternative path


The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), said that there is still no formula for when there is a tie in decisions by the Carf (Administrative Council of Tax Appeals), an administrative court that judges tax conflicts between taxpayers and the Federal Revenue. . He defends that it is necessary to find an “alternative path”.

“There is still no formula. The way it is is not good. The way it was, it was worse. You have to find an alternative path”, stated Lira.

“The Carf issue was already decided back in Congress when there were some excesses. It was voted in a way that is also not meeting the needs and a middle ground has to be found, a middle ground to resolve. At the time of appreciation, Congress will have the wisdom to come up with this solution”, said the deputy.

Lira participated in a lunch at the FPA (Agricultural Parliamentary Front) bench, this Tuesday (7), in Brasília. The event marked the transmission of the presidency of the FPA to deputy Pedro Lupion (PP-PR).

The Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) government edited an MP (provisional measure) that reestablishes the so-called casting vote of CARF and that still needs to be validated by Congress. The device guarantees the Union the tie-breaking power in decisions – it was overthrown in 2020 during the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government.

This made some decisions lean towards the taxpayers, imposing billionaire losses on the Union.

On Monday (6), the Minister of Finance, Fernando Haddad (PT), received leaders from the Chamber of Deputies in an attempt to open dialogue and avoid a government defeat in the vote on the package of measures to recover federal revenues. One of the central points was the defense of the MP — the measure, however, faces resistance from parliamentarians and businessmen.

The president of the Chamber also stated that a working group will be set up later this week to discuss the tax reform. The proposal is among the main priorities of the Lula government’s economic agenda.

The WG rapporteur will be deputy Aguinaldo Ribeiro (PP-PB), rapporteur of PEC 45, and the coordinator will be deputy Reginaldo Lopes (PT-MG).

The idea is to build a political agreement so that the reform proposal can be voted directly in the plenary of the Chamber later this semester.

The creation of the group is the starting point for the new formation of the House to start debating projects for the restructuring of taxes and contributions in the country.

This Tuesday (7th), Lira said that the discussion of matters about the reform had already been “exhausted” and that the moment now is to revisit the theme, with the support of the Lula government, so that parliamentarians of the new legislature are familiar with the proposal.

“The text is ready. It has to be adjusted and see the convenience of the moment.”

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