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Agriculture is one of the sectors most impacted by the current tax reform proposals

Posted by Marina
The agricultural potential of the whole country, and especially of states like Mato Grosso do Sul, with an economy predominantly from the rural sector, may be compromised with the proposals of the Tax Reform. It is a consensus for the different sectors, that the molds of the proposals in process in the National Congress, burden the productive system and the Brazilian consumer.

Tax reform is essential for Brazilian society, but it is necessary to review some aspects. The impacts that the changes can cause are at the center of attention of institutions that represent the producing class, but they also directly affect the population, especially with regard to the costs of the basic food basket. "The extinction of the exemption from the basic basket products can negatively impact the final consumer, as it may increase 22.7% according to the Brazilian Institute of Tax Planning (IBPT)", explains the technical manager of the Famasul System, José Pádua.

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A study carried out by the CNA (Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil), shows the expressive increase in the cost of several agricultural activities, for example, a forecast of 19.4% increase for soybeans and corn and more than 23% in cattle raising. cut.

Another point is the inclusion of rural producers as direct contributors. “The transformation will require monthly calculation of taxes, a fact that requires the hiring of an accounting professional and a lawyer, resulting in additional expenses. This fact can bring disproportionate expenses to the rural environment, composed mainly of small and medium-sized rural producers ”, adds Pádua.

In general, the sector has been seeking a Tax Reform that reduces bureaucracy without increasing taxes, considering the specific points for the most diverse production chains. “There are several productive systems, with completely different profiles, it is necessary to have a different look at the economy, a more practical view”.