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What is the new “agro-tax” in the Brazilian state of Goiás and will it set a precedent in the country?

In the second round, the Legislative Assembly of Goiás (Alego) approved two bills that created a new tax on agricultural production in the state. According to the proposal, the resources will be destined for a fund for infrastructure development.

The executive proposed the measure, headed by governor Ronaldo Caiado (União Brasil, center-right), who must now sanction the text approved in the Legislative.

After Goiás, the debate has also recently reached Paraná, where a similar measure was presented by the team of governor Ratinho Junior (PSD).

With the contribution, Goiás expects to collect R$1 billion . . .

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