Evangelicals Will Seek Full Fiscal Immunity in Tax Reform Package

The religions bloc in Congress seeks to include fiscal immunity in tax reform; other religious institutions may benefit.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The evangelical benches in Congress will try to ensure full fiscal immunity for churches in the tax reform. The congressional front representing the segment - comprising some 200 deputies and senators - has a text ready to be included in the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC) that deals with changes in the country's tax model.

"We want to establish the scope of fiscal immunity, which is now provided for in the Constitution, but it is very vague," said the president of the Evangelical Parliamentary Front in Congress, Deputy Silas Câmara.

"We will ask the rapporteur . . .

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