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Economy Minister: Creating New Funds to Aid States Could Bankrupt Federal Government

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Economy Paulo Guedes said yesterday, September 14th, that the federal government could become bankrupt if federal funds were created to compensate states and municipalities for the loss of revenue caused by the tax reform in Congress. The statement was made during the online event "The municipalist perspective on Tax Reform", organized by the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM).

According to the Minister, the federal government should share resources with states and municipalities, but it can not offer a guarantee of revenue collection. He said that to guarantee transfers to states and municipalities . . .

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