What account is this?

Image: João Nitsche


Manifesto on the tax system and income distribution in Brazil

In the Brazilian tax and fiscal system, the account does not close or does not make sense. At the same time that a greater tax burden falls on the poorest, mainly through indirect taxes or on consumption, and those with greater purchasing power have several exemptions on their assets and income, in between, the entrepreneur and job generator needs to have heroic performance to survive the national tax asylum.

We were once the sixth largest economy in the world, we were once the country of the future: today, having hope requires effort. The lack of investment exacerbates deindustrialization. Growing inflation requires an ever-increasing interest rate as a monetary policy response, putting pressure on the Public Debt and bringing the fiscal crisis to the forefront. Under this argument, governments make cuts in public policies for social protection.

Brazilians see themselves working to pay taxes that go into the Public Debt system. In practice, it sees no return. The business environment does not see favorable conditions and the family environment does not see employment. We are a country with Latin American human development and a Scandinavian tax burden. What account is this?

It is in the face of this impasse that “the tax system and income distribution” emerges, to denounce the bottlenecks of the national economic policy and propose solutions. Brazil needs a fair tax and fiscal model that encourages the productive sector and gives the population ample opportunities through quality public services.

*Movement “What account is this?” It is a cross-party organization with the participation, among others, of tax auditors, civil servants, economists and trade unionists.



The manifesto will be launched on Thursday, July 14, 2022, during the seminar The dismantling of the state, organized by Sinafresp and the Movement What counts is this?

The event will be streamed live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9UQjYkOJbzg


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