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A new law has gone into effect which requires that the amount of tax you paid be shown on the receipt – Cupom Fiscal.   Now everyone will know how much the government is taxing them, which should bring some changes in the tax laws. This should also create question asking the government where is the money going, because you sure don’t get much bang for the buck here from the taxes you pay.  The keyword here is “should”.

  • Today I bought some cough drops – approximate tax (imposto):  32.09%
  • Today I bought miscellaneous supermarket items – approximate tax: 37.74%
  • Yesterday, I bought some oranges – approximate tax:  34.79%
  • High consumer taxes are one of the reasons people are out on the streets protesting.