Farm reforms state's biggest fiscal barrier


Source: O Dia - RJ, 28/11/2007

Rio - The Secretariat of Finance is concluding the works of the biggest fiscal barrier in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The renovation of the Nhangapi Interstate Control Post, which began in September 2006 and cost R $ 6 million, is practically ready and will make the inspection of goods transported by vehicles traveling through the site much more efficient.

More than one million trucks passed through the Nhangapi barrier from January to October this year. Despite the precariousness of the facilities - located in an area of ​​32.500 m², on the border of the states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo - the inspection resulted in an ICMS collection of over R $ 46 million, related to tax assessment notices, withholding tax destination or that should have been paid at source.

The work included new service booths (the old ones were demolished), new coverage, new accommodation, new administrative building with two floors and a new warehouse for goods. The barrier employees installed themselves in the new administrative building, thus completing the process of occupying the new environments.

In addition to structural reform, the Department of Finance plans to urbanize the area around the gas station, paving the truck yard, maintaining lighting and drainage. This project is in the approval process and is still looking for resources for implementation.

The works were carried out through a partnership between the Finance Department and the Brazilian Institute of Competitive Ethics (Etco).

The Nhangapi Interstate Control Post is located at Rodovia Presidente Dutra, Km 160/180, in Itatiaia.