On May 30th 2018, the Brazilian Congress enacted Law 13,670/2018, aiming to compensate the tax relief granted by the federal government on the diesel oil, as an outcome of the recent negotiations with truck drivers, who recently came out on an unprecedented strike.

The new legislation, amongst other important provisions as the recharging on the payroll, established the prohibition on the offset of possible tax credits against the IRPJ and CSLL monthly anticipation debts, calculated via the annual actual profit regime.

Taking into consideration the serious impacts that will certainly affect a great deal of taxpayers and given its clear collision with constitutional and other legal provisions, this new rule has been questioned before judicial courts, with favourable writs being granted so far, besides proposals of its revocation by some members of the National Congress.

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