PEC that zeroes taxes on consoles and games produced in Brazil will be voted in February

PEC that zeroes taxes on consoles and games produced in Brazil will be voted in February

The proposal to amend the Constitution that can offer tax-free games and consoles if they are produced in Brazil has already been finalized.

The original concept of this PEC, which emerged from SUG 15/2017, was to reduce the tax burden, as it happens in the United States, but at the suggestion of senators who participated in the discussions on the proposal, the decision ended up reset taxes and thus encourage the growth of national industry in the sector.

This proposal was sent to the Senate e-Citizenship portal by the Internet user Kenji Kikuchi on May 8, 2017 and at the end of the same day it already had 20 thousand people supporting the suggestion, a number necessary for it to be processed in the Senate.

In August 2019 the same PEC had already been approved by the Constitution and Justice Commission (CCJ) and the senator Telmário Mota (Pros-RR) in a speech he stressed that the electronic games industry continues to grow and stimulating their production in Brazil only offers benefits.

It is also worth remembering that the senator Cid Gomes (PDT-CE) was against and claimed that this money will be lacking in the budget and that it would be better if there were other types of stimulus such as research credits, a more efficient fight against piracy and a higher taxation on imported consoles and games.

The proposal, which is already ready for deliberation, will be voted on in February, now it remains to wait.

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