Supreme Court makes judgment on Bolivian gas ICMS

Last Wednesday (21), the Supreme Court (STF) began to decide whether the state of Mato Grosso do Sul has the exclusive right to receive the Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) for the import of gas from Bolivia. If the decision is negative, the local government estimates the loss of about R$ 1 billion in revenue. 

The trial involves the import of natural gas by the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline. In turn, Mato Grosso do Sul maintains that it has the exclusive right to receive 100% of the ICMS incident on the import product. The legal dispute has been going on for 14 years, involving a fiscal war between São Paulo, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. It is worth remembering that the Bolivia-Brazil gas pipeline supplies some states of the country.

On the first day of the trial, only the prosecutors of the states and the Attorney General's Office (PGR) spoke on the Question. On Thursday (22), the rapporteur and Minister Gilmar Mendes would resume the Trial. In addition to Mendes, nine other ministers should also vote


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