The tragedy that devastates the city of Petrópolis, in the mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro, brought to light the discussion about the collection of the laudêmio tax, popularly known as the ‘prince tax’, from the residents of the municipality.
The tax was created by Dom Pedro II and, despite Brazil having lived in a Republic since 1889, the 2.5% tax on all real estate transactions in the city continues to be charged to residents.
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The controversy does not stop at the collection of the tax, the management of the heritage inherited from Dom Pedro II and the prince’s tax have also generated discussion and even ended up in court, dividing the imperial family.
According to Folha de S.Paulo, four heirs filed a lawsuit against Companhia Imobiliária de Petrópolis (CIP), created to manage the inheritance, to force the other partners of the company to buy their parts of the estate. The value has not yet been estimated.
It is the company that is responsible for charging the laudêmio in the area of the former Imperial Farm, formed by land purchased by Dom Pedro I from 1830 and, later, by his son, Dom Pedro II.
The area comprises a large part of the central area of Petrópolis, where heavy rains killed at least 136 people and another 218 are missing.
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