New ICMS overloads e-commerce

Law that changes charging in interstate sales brings bureaucracy to companies; for OAB, inclusion of Simples companies is unconstitutional


The change in the collection of ICMS in non-face-to-face sales between two states, in force since January 1st, has created a major headache for e-commerce companies, especially small businesses. With excess bureaucracy and rising costs, many entrepreneurs across the country are stopping selling to other states or even ending activities. Before, the tax collected in each operation was only with the State of origin of the product. With Constitutional Amendment 87/2015, the ICMS is now shared with the State of destination of the sale. Thus, the entrepreneur now needs to open tax registration in each of the States and make the monthly collection in a specific guide or collect a National Guide for the Collection of State Taxes (GNRE) for each sale made to each consumer outside his State.

Source: The State of São Paulo (14/02)

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Mobilization to end the fiscal war

Evandro Guimarães, president of ETCO and Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), president of the Chamber of Deputies
Evandro Guimarães, president of ETCO and Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), president of the Chamber of Deputies

ETCO and a group of political, business and worker leaders met yesterday (10/06) with the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), to reiterate the request for commitment in the approval of PLP 54 / 2015, which deals with the validation of tax incentives and the remission of past debts of the States related to differences in ICMS rates.

“We are committed to the search for an appropriate, transparent and negotiated policy for the issue of regional development and for the issue of tax incentives related to the ICMS. The effective processing of PLP 54 is an important step that facilitates the progress of other measures for the solution of the fiscal war and, for the resumption of regional investments ”, said Evandro Guimarães, president of ETCO.