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Law sanctioned that resumes and reformulates incentives for the Events Sector Emergency Resumption Program

A ceremony this Wednesday (22.05) at Palácio do Planalto, in Brasília (DF), marked the sanction of Bill No. 1,026/2024, which resumes and reformulates incentives from the Emergency Program for the Resumption of the Events Sector (Perse). The text exempts service providers and companies linked to the sector from paying Corporate Income Tax (IRPJ); Social Contribution on Net Profit (CSLL) and PIS/Cofins for a period of 60 months.

According to the law, signed by the President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in the presence of several State ministers, parliamentarians and representatives of the tourist trade, activities such as hotels are entitled to the benefit; aparthotels; restaurants and similar; bars and other establishments specializing in serving drinks (with and without entertainment); travel agencies (including cruise companies); tour operators; amusement parks and theme parks; activities of botanical gardens, zoos, national parks, ecological reserves and environmental protection areas; and organization services for fairs, congresses, exhibitions and parties, among others.

The Minister of Tourism, Celso Sabino, praised the commitment of the Federal Government's economic team, deputies and senators for implementing the matter. “Minister Fernando Haddad, president, was a giant. And, complying with Your Excellency's guidelines, we sought the limit to strike a balance between fiscal austerity and the benefit that Your Excellency sanctions today. The biggest proof that the government worked to get the new Perse approved and is being sanctioned today is that there was not a single veto in the entire text”, he emphasized.

Also present, the president of the Brazilian Association of Event Promoters (Abrape). Doreni Caramori Júnior applauded the dedication of everyone involved in the resumption of Perse. “I want to recognize the gesture of the government, especially in the economic area, in granting us an agreement between the sector, government and parliament. I want to express, President Lula, my joy because Perse, there were many laws, but this is the first time that the sanction takes place in the presence of the President of the Republic. Rest assured that the hand extended by Congress, and now by the government, in sanctioning the program, will be reciprocated with a lot of work and effort from the sector”, he declared.

The president of the Brazilian Hotel Industry Association (ABIH Nacional), Manoel Linhares, praised the work for implementing the program. “Today is a historic day, which will be remembered as the mark of the renewal of hope, of the overcoming of our tourism sector. I want to deeply thank the authorities who made this dream possible. My sincere thanks to the President of the Republic, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. And here I want to highlight the work of our minister Celso Sabino”, he stated.

RULES – For certain categories, access to the benefits of the new Perse is subject to regularity with the Register of Tourist Service Providers (Cadastur) on March 18, 2022 or acquired between this date and May 30, 2023. Taxpayers with irregularities in the Cadastur or without the right to exemption due to problems with classification in the National Classification of Economic Activities (CNAE) can adhere to self-regularization within 90 days after the regulation of the law, without the incidence of fines.

Representative Renata Abreu, rapporteur of the Perse Bill in the Federal Chamber and who also participated in this Wednesday's ceremony, celebrated the sanction of the new program. “Hands together, with faith, determination, work, we were able to propose a solution for a sector that, arguably, was the most affected in Brazil (in the Covid-19 pandemic). And, President, our gratitude for seeing this project sanctioned without any veto. I am very happy, president, to see that, for the first time, our tourism and events sector has been recognized”, he highlighted.

Senator Daniela Ribeiro, rapporteur of the matter in the Senate, in turn, pointed out progress in the resumption of Perse. “Perse is not just a program, it is a breath of life, a beacon that lights the path back to dignity and prosperity. It's a new Perse. I believe that, with these changes, it becomes even stronger and more effective, fulfilling its role in boosting the recovery of the events sector”, he said.

CONTROL – The new Perse law stipulates a spending limit of R$ 15 billion with tax exemptions until December 2026. The text provides control mechanisms to avoid the indiscriminate use of resources and ensure responsible fiscal management. The values related to Perse incentives will be demonstrated by the Special Secretariat of the Federal Revenue in bimonthly reports.

“We now have a much more modern and efficient law, which guarantees fiscal austerity, the inspection of public resources, the fight against fraud and which will allow micro and small entrepreneurs who really need the benefit to be covered”, added the Minister of Tourism , Celso Sabino, also highlighting the Federal Government's efforts to create jobs in tourism.

By André Martins

Communications Office of the Ministry of Tourism

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