Chamber wants to end up with ICMS of cooking gas

The Constitution and Justice and Citizenship Committee (CCJ) approved a project that gives immunity For liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), used in the cylinders of cooking gas. In this way, the product would no longer be charged the tax On the movement of Goods and Services (ICMS) collected by the States. According to Petrobras, this rate is equivalent to 16% of the value of the product, which would cause The drop in the price of the cylinder.

The author of the project is Congressman Pedro Lucas Fernandes (PTB-MA). The proposal inserts the cooking gas in the list of products that cannot be According to the Federal constitution. Currently, they are listed in this Temples of any cult, books, newspapers, periodicals and the role of the Intended for their printing, and equity, income or party services Political.

Asked about the possible impact on the budget occasioned By the measure, the Ministry of Economics stated that there would be no changes to the Union, since the ICMS is the exclusive collection of States.

The project will also undergo a special committee Review the proposal, to be voted upon in the plenary of the Chamber. Being Approved in both shifts, will proceed to the Senate.

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