leader of minority at the Senate, the senator Jean Paul Prates (PT-RN) has just announced that it will present amendments to the report of the complementary bill that limits the ICMS on essential services such as fuels, but, “in principle”, will maintain the orientation contrary to the text – which is on the agenda vote from the plenary to this Monday.
Regarding the report presented last Wednesday by Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), Prates pointed out that the proposal “does not bring substantive changes from the point of view of the fiscal impact on the states”, and did not meet the main demands of the governors. , such as the staggering reduction of ICMS for some items such as gasoline, and the fact that compensation continues to be only for 2022, in the form of debt service abatement.
“Losses, for the purpose of compensation, are now calculated only in relation to goods and services that are within the scope of the PLP (public transport, energy, telecommunications and fuel)”, highlighted the minority leader.
The PT concluded that, despite making some improvements to the text approved by the Chamber last month, the rapporteur “did not significantly alter the PLP”. “In this way, states and municipalities continue to bear a high fiscal impact (damaging public services), there is no compensation for losses from 2023 (except for the CFEM) and the effects on the final consumer are not guaranteed (either because any readjustment from Petrobras will eliminate the effect, either because the tax reduction may not reach the pump)”, he argued.