Attorney General speaks about ethics during 62nd Encat, promoted by the Secretariat of Finance and with the support of ETCO

The attorney general, Alfredo Gaspar de Mendonça Neto, was one of the speakers at the 62nd edition of the National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (Encat), promoted by the State Secretariat of Finance (Sefaz), this Thursday morning (05), in the auditorium of the Hotel Jatiúca, in Maceió. The head of the State Public Ministry (MPE / AL) was invited to explain Ètica, a topic he defends as essential to fight corruption.

In his speech, Alfredo Gaspar was emphatic regarding the disastrous reality in which Brazil lives, remembering that it is up to each citizen to react to seek a reversal of the sad national reality.

“Brazil needs much less of ethical theory and much more of decency and morality in practice,” says the attorney general.

For the participants, the head of the Attorney General's Office presented common examples of lack of ethics, and of the open corruption followed by Brazilians on a daily basis.

And he referred to ethics saying that “the great dilemma is to want, to be able and to do”, Alfredo Gaspar spoke about principles of contemporary society and concluded the lecture on ethics, passing on the following understanding. “There is a lot of beautiful phrases and effects on ethics, I preferred to detach myself from all of them and say that we need to have our own concepts, that we are Brazilian, and with pride, we can and have the ability to show new generations that men and women women of this nation decided to say that we are not heroes, nor bandits, we are Brazilians who love our country and want to correct the course ”.

The event was attended by the governor of Alagoas, Renan Filho, other state authorities such as the Secretary of Finance, George Santoro, and Planning, Management and Heritage, Fabrício Marques; in addition to the general coordinator of Encat, Eudaldo Almeida de Jesus, of the president of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition, Edson Vismona; the president of the Court of Justice of Alagoas (TJ / AL), judge Otávio Praxedes, among others.

Modernization and ethics will be themes of the National Meeting of State Tax Administrators

On October 5th and 6th, works on Sefaz projects will be presented, such as Economiza Alagoas and automatic calculation. Opening will have a panel on competitive ethics.


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The 62nd edition of the National Meeting of State Tax Administrators (Encat) already has a date and place to take place. It is Alagoas' turn to receive, once again, the discussion forum, between the 5th and 6th of October, at the Jatiúca hotel, in Maceió.

The event returns to the Treasury's schedule of activities after two years since it was last held here. Before receiving revenue secretaries from all over the country, the organization will hold a series of technical meetings on days 3 and 4.

“We decided to do another edition of Encat because it is important for the development of the State. Several auditors will be present to discuss the current moment of the national tax administration ”, explains the Secretary of State Revenue, Luiz Dias.

Within the schedule, Sefaz / AL will present four papers. The national leader of the Contágil project, Alexandra Vieira, will give a lecture on Accounting Tax Audit and the application of the Federal Revenue software; Professor Heitor Soares, from the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), will discuss the results of the partnership with the Finance in the Automatic Analysis of Electronic Documents for Calculating Taxes and Detecting Infractions; and the founder of the Economiza Alagoas platform, Eduardo Barbosa, will present the success of the price consultation platform that the entire state is using.

Also at the meeting, Secretary Luiz Dias will present a lecture alongside the coordinator of the group for Simplification of Tax Liabilities and Proposals for Alteration of CTN, Adonídio Vieira Junior (GO).

As part of the National Council for Farm Policy (Confaz), Encat takes place three times a year and focuses on modernizing the state administration. The forum takes care of subjects such as knowledge and electronic transport and documents such as the Electronic Consumer Bill (NFC-e).

The opening, which will be attended by the Secretary of State for Finance, George Santoro, will be made with a panel on Competition Ethics. The presence of the President of the ETCO Institute, Edson Vismona, the attorney general of the State of Alagoas, Alfredo Gaspar de Mendonça, are confirmed; and federal judge Bruno Cesar Lorencini. “The idea is that we have the views on ethics from the Judiciary, from the private sector and from the Public Ministry”, concludes Luiz Dias.

Source: Agency Alagoas


The modernization of tax administration is highlighted at the 59th Encat

enchantETCO's President, Edson Vismona, participated in the opening of the 59th Encat - National Meeting of Tax Administrators, an event that aims at fiscal cooperation and exchange of best practices among state tax authorities.

In addition to promoting technical cooperation between state tax authorities, the Encat collegiate body is also responsible for the national coordination of electronic tax document projects in Brazil, such as the Electronic Invoice (NF-e), Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFC-e ), etc.

The event was also attended by the Secretary of State for Finance of Amazonas, Afonso Lobo and Gustavo Garcia, fiscal economist and main technical leader of the IDB's Fiscal Management Division.

“ETCO supports any and all initiatives that help to improve the business environment in Brazil. It is for this reason that we support projects such as the Electronic Invoice, the Recipient Manifestation and the Tax Intelligence System and we understand the importance of this meeting ”, declared Edson Vismona.

On that occasion, ETCO was invited to present its initiatives at the IDB's headquarters in Washington.

ETCO collaborates with the printing of the Tax Administration Manual

Authored by Matthijs Alink, of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration and senior adviser to the Center for Tax Policy and Administration of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Victor van Kommer, Director of Tax Services at the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation ( IBFD), the manual provides a complete and systematic overview of modern tax administration. The book includes chapters on: taxation; the main activity of a Tax Administration; the development of society; organizational structures; risk management, primary Tax Administration processes, and processes involving human resources and support activities; planning and control; performance management; and change management.

The publication, which was supported by ETCO for its printing, is a partnership of CIAT, Encat, Febrafite and Fenafisco. The translation into Portuguese is by the fiscal auditor of Rio Grande do Sul, Vinícius Pimentel.

Tax Administration Manual
Mattijs Alink and Victor van Krommer
Translation: Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas
741 pages
Publisher: IBFD

ETCO participates in event on the simplification of tax actions


In March, the city of Salvador hosted the 54th edition of the National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (Encat), whose main theme was 'Simplification of tax obligations'. On the occasion, Evandro Guimarães, ETCO's executive president, presented the Institute to an audience with representatives of the finance departments of the 26 states of the country and the Federal District, in addition to participating in discussions on the mechanisms disclosed by the government to reduce bureaucratization of the entrepreneurship, such as simplifying the requirements for starting and operating companies.

“The simplification of our tax system will ensure the stipulation of more reasonable rates, a factor that will encourage the formalization of companies, the better distribution of taxes and, consequently, the reduction of the tax burden. In short, everyone has to win ”analyzes Guimarães.

Another important point discussed at the meeting was the modernization of the Tax Authorities through the adoption of a series of digital tools that provided the evolution of the tax collection process and, consequently, the greatest efficiency in combating tax evasion. “This process started with the implementation of Electronic Invoice (NF-e) and today includes several other news, the most recent being the Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFC-e) ”says executive coordinator of Encat and fiscal auditor of Sefaz-BA, Eudaldo Almeida.


Recipient's Statement reaches the entire fuel chain in July 2014

Inclusion of the mandatory validation of banknotes in the “alcohol for other purposes” segment can inhibit the adulteration of ethanol and gasoline; proposal will be submitted to Confaz in December

As of July 2014, the Recipient Manifestation project should reach a new and important segment of the fuel chain in Brazil: that of alcohol for other purposes. This is because this type of alcohol, which excludes ethanol, is widely used in adulterating fuels, and the obligation to validate banknotes by the recipient company should inhibit this practice.

According to the general coordinator of the National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (Encat), Eudaldo Almeida de Jesus, the proposal will be submitted in December to the National Council for Farm Policy (Confaz). “The requirement for this segment has not yet been regulated because the system is still in the pilot project phase”, he explains. "The approval will close the fuel chain." According to him, since March 2013 the requirement became valid for liquid fuel distributors - except alcohol for other purposes - and, in July, for gas stations and transporters and retail resellers throughout Brazil.

The start of mandatory requirements for other sectors has not yet been defined. "Currently, other sectors can spontaneously use the Recipient Manifestation, but only the fuel sector is mandatory", observes Eudaldo. Fines vary by state.

Developed by Encat, the Recipient Manifestation project has the support of ETCO and allows the notes to be validated by the recipient company. This action protects companies from tax administrative proceedings and avoids tax evasion and the issuance of notes that are not consistent with reality. The intention is to prevent fraudulent operations in the movement of goods, for example, shipments to a recipient other than that indicated in the tax documentation, or ghost and irregular companies, thus allowing to control and minimize the occurrence of this and other frauds, which often involve the misuse of registration data of suitable companies.

ETCO presents lecture on combating piracy in Brazil at the 47th ENCAT

The institute's executive president, Roberto Abdenur, participates in a panel at ENCAT with representatives from the Finance Secretariats of São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

The executive president of the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO), Roberto Abdenur, participates this Wednesday (March 20), at 9:40 am, of the 47th National Meeting of State Tax Coordinators and Administrators (ENCAT), in Salvador, Bahia. The executive will give a lecture during the panel Combating Illegal Trade, which will also be attended by the representative of the Finance Secretariat of Minas Gerais, Marcos Rogério Baeta Pereira, and the representative of the Finance Secretariat of São Paulo, José Eduardo de Paula Saran.

In his lecture, Abdenur will show all the actions developed by ETCO to support the fight against illegal trade in the country since its foundation, in 2003. Member of the National Council to Combat Piracy and Intellectual Property Offenses (CNCP), ETCO is since 2009, the manager of the Cidade Livre de Pirataria Program. "Brazil has, in piracy, a serious challenge for development, a relatively new social and economic phenomenon, but one that grows exponentially, supported by criminal organizations", says Abdenur.

According to Eudaldo Almeida de Jesus, general coordinator of ENCAT, the choice of this approach was strategic for the current Brazilian scenario. "The definition of the theme occurred in the last ENCAT, since piracy and illegal trade violate the legislation, resulting in tax evasion and a consequent reduction in revenue for the States."