The year 2015 started with something new for at least 450 thousand Brazilian micro and small companies that could be included in Supersimples, based on the changes promoted in their taxation regime. Most of them are service activities that, in 2015, can benefit from a reduction of up to 40% in the tax burden. In addition, they will also enjoy the benefits of reducing bureaucracy resulting from the unification of eight taxes - municipal, state and federal - in a single payment slip.
In interviews with the press, the Minister of the Secretariat for Micro and Small Business, Guilherme Afif Domingos, said he believed that “the regime will change the lives of many Brazilians and that micro and small entrepreneurs will have more time to produce and sell”.
Since November 1, 2014, companies have started to choose the new regime. To join Supersimples, it is necessary to be within the billing ceiling, the value of which varies from State to State and is related to the participation in the Brazilian GDP. The limit goes from R $ 1,26 million in Amapá, for example, to R $ 3,6 million in São Paulo.
For ETCO's Executive President, Evandro Guimarães, the new regime may contribute to the expansion of the formalization of small businesses in the country. “In addition to avoiding high tax burdens, micro and small people often ended up opting for informality due to the difficulties to deal with tax bureaucracy, and also with the complicated processes for starting a business. ”
According to experts, the new rules of Supersimples, which underwent 81 changes in relation to the previous project, will also promote a significant reduction in the time to open or close a company, due to the reduction of bureaucracy linked to these processes.
The government will send Congress a package to make it easier to collect taxes from companies covered by the Simples Nacional program. According to the Minister of Micro and Small Business, Guilherme Afif Domingos, there will be a loss of annual revenue of 3,94 billion reais with these new measures proposed. This is because a “transition ramp” for tax collection will be created as the revenue of these companies grows. Thus, the government will stop charging a higher number of higher rates and reduce the contribution ranges within the Simples from twenty to seven.
"We are aware of the current fiscal precariousness, but we are sure that the growth of companies will offset the loss of revenue," said Afif. If approved by June, the new rules would become effective in 2016.
The Secretariat of Micro and Small Business calculates that, if businessmen from commerce, industry and services registered in Simples register an average growth of 4,2% per year, the eventual tax waiver would be zeroed out by the increase in collection resulting from the increase in revenue.
"Tax reform has already started with Supersimples", says Minister Afif Domingos.
The chief minister of the Secretariat of Micro and Small Business, Guilherme Afif Domingos, said in an interview that the new term of re-elected president Dilma Rousseff (PT) already begins with the tax reform in progress, with the new Supersimples Law, approved this year by the National Congress and which comes into force as of January 1. "This is the big tax reform, we started with Supersimples", highlighted the minister.
The complementary law that universalizes Supersimples was signed on August 7 of this year by President Dilma Rousseff, establishing a differentiated taxation system for micro and small companies that unifies eight taxes collected by the federal, state and municipal governments in a single bill and reduces, on average, the tax burden by 40%. In addition, it provides for speeding up the processes of opening and closing companies. According to data from the World Bank, this process in the country could last more than one hundred days and with the new law, everything will be done in just one counter and within the maximum period of five days.
The criterion for adhering to the new system will be annual sales, with a ceiling of R $ 7,2 million for companies that export and R $ 3,6 million for those that operate in the national market. The change is expected to benefit 142 categories and about 450 thousand developments.
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