Bolsonaro Wants Treasury to Pardon Evangelical Churches’ Mammoth Tax Debts

At the closed meeting, the President demanded a solution for churches' debts with the tax authorities.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro met last Monday, April 27th, at the Planalto Palace with Federal Deputy David Soares, son of the evangelical pastor R. R. Soares, and with the Special Secretary of the Federal Treasury, José Barroso Tostes Neto.

At the closed meeting, the President demanded a solution for churches' debts with the tax authorities. Bolsonaro has already ordered the economic team to "settle the matter," but the tug-of-war continues due to Federal Treasury resistance.

A potential debt pardon would be detrimental to public accounts. The 'Igreja Internacional da Graça de Deus' (International Church . . .

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