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Poorest Brazilians Pay the Most Tax

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - A study recently completed by the Institute of Applied Economic Research has revealed that the poorest in Brazil are bearing substantially more of the country's tax burden as proportionate to their income.

The report found that the Brazilian population as a whole worked an average of 132 days last year to meet their obligation to the government. When this average is further broken down it becomes clear that this burden is not shared equally among the country's workers.

Those who earned up to two minimum wages per month, which would . . .

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