Bolsonaro Pushes Truckers Pressure onto Governors by Proposing to Change State Taxes

For days, the Government has been discussing a way to lighten the hike in fuel prices, which has led to new truckers strikes in the country.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With no room to meet truckers' demands, President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Friday, February 5th, that he is considering a bill for the Tax on the Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS), a state VAT tax on fuel, to be paid at refineries and not at gas stations (where the cost is higher) or by adopting a flat-rate value.

"Should it be legally possible, next week we will present a proposal for . . .

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