Governor of Rio agrees to negotiate ICMS reduction on fuels


O Rio de Janeiro state agrees to negotiate a reduction in the rate of ICMS to help reduce the fuel price, but he wants other sectors that influence the formation of value in the pump to also make their contribution, said Governor Cláudio Castro (PL).

Rio has the highest ICMS in the country, around 34%, and in the state gasoline is already sold for 7 reais a liter at some stations.

“Everyone who supplies supplies sees that it is expensive. Are we going to reduce taxes? We are going to reduce them, but as long as it is proportionally the same for everyone. I take two, three percent, city halls too, the federal government as well. will reach the end for the consumer,” said Castro to journalists, during an event in Rio.

He also recalled that the tax is important for the State’s accounts.

“The ICMS is 15 percent of my collection. I can’t give up everything, we have to talk. You can’t say that only the States have to reduce, they have to take out local and federal taxes. We’ll have to negotiate,” he added .