From 2013 to 2015, the government of Rio de Janeiro recorded R $ 7 billion related to the default of companies with taxes. Of this total, 30% were related to 2013, 30% to 2014 and 40% to this year. In 2015 alone, there are R $ 2,8 billion, equivalent to 8% of the R $ 35 billion of the state tax collection. Júlio Bueno, state finance secretary, notes that tax evasion is a crime, but default is not, and often the debtor deliberately protects himself from default.
Source: Valor Econômico (18/11)
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