Throughout 2023, during the processing of PL 334, the Federal Government did not present alternative proposals to the public policy approved by Congress, which is fundamental to the lives of more than 9 million formally employed workers. The National Congress, democratically and by a large majority, converted the PL into Law 14,784/2023, establishing a new legal framework for maintaining jobs and business competitiveness. Unfortunately, the Federal Government belatedly and in an imposing manner, without dialogue or social sensitivity, repeatedly tries to reverse the measure, disrespecting the balance of constitutional forces with the imposition of its will, through PL 493/2024, which simply forwards, in urgent processing regime, the same text as MP 1202/2023. Once again, the Government proposes to nullify Law 14,784/2023, recently promulgated by the National Congress on 12/28/2023, after approval with a large majority in both Houses.

The Movimento Desonera Brasil has always been open to broad dialogue, as it did during the months of PL 334 being processed, but it was never approached by the Federal Government for discussions on this subject that is so important for the country, for workers and for companies.

The cost of generating formal employment in Brazil is extremely high, which leads to greater informality and precariousness in the labor market. Brazil needs solutions that encourage the creation of formal jobs by companies.

We understand that the constitutional imposition contained in Constitutional Amendment 132 – Tax Reform on Consumption, establishes the sending of two PLs to debate taxation on formal work and income, and this is the appropriate path for the construction of a perennial policy , safe and that includes the predictability that is so necessary for business planning and the security of formal jobs. Unfortunately, we are not seeing this process happening.

Given the facts, we reaffirm our willingness to engage in the necessary constructive and democratic dialogue, based on factual data and credible information. A dialogue that can reach a definitive solution to the cost of being formally employed in the country, not only for the 17 sectors, but for the productive economy as a whole. We propose, once again, that this broad discussion takes place, as provided for in Constitutional Amendment 132, within the scope of tax reform.

ABES – Brazilian Association of Software Companies
Abicalçados – Brazilian Association of Footwear Industries
Abimaq – Brazilian Association of the Machinery and Equipment Industry
Abit – Brazilian Association of the Textile and Clothing Industry
ABOL – Brazilian Association of Logistics Operators
ABPA – Brazilian Animal Protein Association
Abratel – Brazilian Radio and Television Association
ABT – Brazilian Teleservices Association
ANPTrilhos – National Association of Rail Passenger Transporters
Assespro Federation – Federation of Associations of Brazilian Information Technology Companies
Brasscom – Association of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Digital Technologies Companies
CICB – Brazilian Tanning Industry Center
CONTIC – National Confederation of Information and Communication Technology
FABUS – National Association of Bus Manufacturers
Fenainfo – National Federation of IT Companies
Feninfra – National Federation for Installation and Maintenance of Telecommunications and IT Network Infrastructure
IGEOC – Management Institute for Operational Excellence in Billing
R&D Brazil – R&D Brazil – Association of Development Companies. National Technological and Innovation
Synditextile – Union of Spinning and Weaving Industries of the State of São Paulo

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