March 30, 2023
Guedes wants Pacheco to appoint IR to fund Bolsa Família

Guedes wants Pacheco to appoint IR to fund Bolsa Família

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Monday that if income tax reform is not passed by the Senate, it will be a sign of disinterest in the Bolsa Familia career.

After meeting with the Senate Proposal Rapporteur, Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA), the Minister reiterated that the reform was necessary to fund the expansion of the Income Transfer Program. The text provides for the taxation of dividends as a source of funds for Auxílio Brasil.

“International relations as a source of financing and the PEC of advance fees as fiscal space is the key to making Bolsa Família stronger,” he told reporters.

After questioning the president about the possibility of leaving the proposal on the shelf, Guedes replied that “putting himself in the drawer is actually telling the Brazilian people that he is not worried about Bolsa Família”.

Neither the question nor the minister’s answer specified whether the reference was to the Speaker of the House, Senator Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), or to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs (CAE), Otto Alencar (PSD). -Ba).

The rapporteur, in turn, said that he will now listen to the business segments affected by the reform who are looking for it, and then discuss with the economic team the preparation of a “palatable” report.

“The report will be submitted,” he said in response to a question about the prospects for voting on the project this year.

“As for the issue of voting, it will depend on the president’s instructions,” he added.

(by Marcela Ayres)