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45% of Brazilians oppose proposal to tax profits and dividends – survey

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, submitted the second part of the tax reform to Congress two weeks ago. The bill proposes to tax at 20% the profits and dividends that companies distribute to shareholders.

Almost half of Brazilians surveyed - 45% - are against the proposal. Only 14% approve of the proposal, and 41% neither approve nor disapprove.

The figures come from the latest EXAME/IDEIA survey, a project that unites newspaper EXAME and IDEIA, a research institute specializing in public opinion. 1,248 people were interviewed between June 28 and July 1. The interviews were conducted . . .

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