Brazilian Tax Authority Gets Muzzled by Special Committee

Committee approves proposal banning Federal Revenue Service from sharing information without judicial authorization. Service is forbidden to Investigate non-fiscal crimes, such as corruption.

By Xiu Yiing, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A proposal was approved on Thursday by the special committee examining the Provisional Measure which created Bolsonaro's government design, whereby auditors from the Federal Revenue Service are forbidden to investigate non-fiscal crimes, such as corruption.

The government leader in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), included the provision in the report presented on Tuesday.

The amendment, which originated from the rapporteur himself, was suggested by the leader of MDB in the Senate, Eduardo Braga (AM). It does not alter the MP itself, rather a 2002 law that disciplines . . .

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