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Tax reduction on fuels could cost Brazil Federal Treasury US$10 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Economy estimated that a bill to cut fuel taxes sought by President Jair Bolsonaro could cost the Treasury R$54 billion (US$10 billion) a year in lost revenue, a Ministry source said on Thursday, February 3.

The Ministry opposes the bill presented to Congress by a government ally and was not involved in its drafting. It would allow the federal government, states and municipalities to cut tax rates on fuel and gas to zero.

The reduction of the PIS/Cofins tax on diesel would have an impact of R$18 billion in . . .

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