Government of Mato Grosso targets 400 companies benefiting from tax incentives

By ETCO
29/01/2015
Economic Development Secretary, Seneri Paludo: Government will change policy for granting tax incentives - Photo Tony Ribeiro / MidiaNews)
Economic Development Secretary, Seneri Paludo: Government will change policy for granting tax incentives (Photo Tony Ribeiro / MidiaNews)

The Secretary of Economic Development of Mato Grosso, Seneri Paludo, informed that the Government is making a detailed analysis of the tax incentives granted to approximately 400 companies in the State.

In an expanded study carried out through working groups, the Government intends, not only to audit the current incentives, but also to define a new tax policy in the State.

The work related to the granting of incentives is conducted by the portfolio headed by Paludo, together with the Finance and Planning departments, led by secretaries Paulo Brustolin and Marco Marrafon, respectively.

The composition of the working group and the actions to be carried out by it were determined through ordinances signed by Governor Pedro Taques in the past few days.

“In fact, six ordinances were published, one of which defines the Working Group, through which we are going to audit all tax incentives that have been granted in the State in recent times. We will assess whether all the processes took place satisfactorily and in the light of the Law ”, explained Seneri Paludo.

The measure, according to the secretary, is justified considering that, at present, there are no clear rules in the concession policy, nor the proof that the benefited companies fulfill the established goals.

“We have to look at the beneficial return that the measure brings to society. There must be a clear rule so that everyone has the same right. I cannot give to one sector, one company, and I cannot give to another. We have to have this policy clear, as to how this implementation will be ”, said Paludo, in recent interviews.

With regard to the need for a new tax policy in the State, one of the ordinances cited by the secretary mentions the “importance of a new fair tax policy that would provide opportunities for businesses, business start-ups and accelerated economic development in the State of Mato Grosso”.

The secretary informed that this new model of fiscal incentive in Mato Grosso should be presented within 90 days.

 

 Attraction of investments

According to Seneri Paludo, a new investment attraction policy for the State is also being formatted. In this sense, the criteria and models to be applied are being discussed.

The secretary even affirmed that the Government has studied policies applied in other states.

“We are studying the Goiás model, some models from the State of Paraná, and there are some examples of success in Pernambuco as well. But the idea is for us to sit down to discuss the way of working, see how to do it and work to put it into practice ”, he said.

While auditing and remodeling work is being carried out on the policy for granting tax incentives in the State, the analysis of new orders is suspended, according to Paludo.

“The tax incentives that have already been granted have not been suspended. Companies continue to enjoy these benefits. What is suspended is the publication and analysis of new incentives that were requested ”, he explained.

 

Absence of inspection

In an exclusive interview with MidiaNews, at the beginning of the year, Paludo criticized the lack of supervision in granting tax incentives.

According to him, in recent years, the Government has granted incentives and benefits to large industries, without the inspection and certainty of return in terms of job and income generation.

At the time, he also stated that, despite the great potential, Mato Grosso is experiencing a moment of economic stagnation.

According to the secretary, both in the areas of industry and commerce, as well as in tourism and agribusiness, the Government has not benefited the productive chain that ranges from the smallest entrepreneur to the industries, it has only made it difficult for micro-entrepreneurs to access development policies.

 

Source: Site MidiaNews