This Tuesday (27), the mayor of São Paulo Ricardo Nunes (MDB) sanctioned a law that authorizes the charging of an extra fee on application services such as Uber and iFood. The decision was published in the city’s Official Gazette. The destination of the fee will be the municipal management, and the charge can be made for any service that begins and ends in São Paulo.
The fee may be charged on any activity that begins, ends or passes through the capital of São Paulo, and the amount can be defined per kilometer traveled, per trip or by combining the two together, considering, for example, the impact of each activity on the environment , in traffic or in the expense that the city hall will have with the city’s infrastructure.
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The amount may be charged from application companies, and not directly from users, with the aim of increasing the municipality’s collection.
According to the city hall, the sanctioned text is authoritative, that is, it does not oblige the institution of the fee. The amendment created some parameters so that, if the Executive chooses to create this rate, scenarios can be analyzed and the best model chosen to institute tax compensation.
In a commitment on July 21, Nunes said of the law: “I will sanction it. I will sanction to defend the city. There will be no raise. There will be compensation in relation to the payment of the ISS, if the company chooses to pay the ISS in another municipality”.
The idea is to contain the fiscal war situation, since companies that profit from the exploitation of services in São Paulo move to other municipalities and collect ISS in those cities. There will be no increase in the incidence of taxes for the citizen.
According to Nunes, the sanction of the project allows the municipal administration to charge a fee for the application of companies based in the capital of São Paulo that are moving to other municipalities to pay less taxes, but continue to operate in the city.
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