Brazil tax reform hits another obstacle as joint-chamber commission scrapped

By Reuters7 days ago

Reuters. FILE PHOTO: President of Brazil's Lower House Arthur Lira is seen after a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil, February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's cross-chamber congressional commission on tax reform has been disbanded and another path for restructuring and simplifying Brazil's complex tax system must be found, lower house speaker Arthur Lira said on Tuesday.

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Blaming technical issues, Lira's announcement on TV Camara came only hours after the tax reform bill's coordinator, Congressman Aguinaldo Ribeiro, had said lawmakers would be able to suggest amendments to the bill this week before its delivery to Congress next Tuesday.

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