Chamber Commission Summons Guedes to Explain His Offshore Tax Havens

In the Senate, invitation to minister and president of Central Bank was approved; government leader says the two will go to collegiate

The Chamber and Senate approved this Tuesday (5) requests for Minister Paulo Guedes (Economy) and the President of the Central Bank, Roberto Campos Neto, to explain their offshore tax havens.

In the Chamber, as it is a summons, the minister is obliged to attend. There is no date yet. Guedes' summons was approved by the Committee on Labor, Administration and Public Service based on requests presented by deputies Kim Kataguiri (DEM-SP) and Paulo Ramos (PDT-RJ).

They want the ministers to clarify their financial transactions abroad through offshore. "There are serious indications that Paulo Guedes kept offshore in disagreement with the Code of Conduct of the High Federal Administration, in addition to having acted in the tax reform to remove the taxation of offshores, which constitutes, at the very least, a conflict of interest," said Kataguiri . "The minister owes explanations to society."

In the Senate, the CAE (Economic Affairs Commission) approved an invitation to Guedes and Campos Neto. As it is an invitation, they are not required to attend, but the leader of the government at the House, senator Fernando Bezerra (MDB-PE), stated that the two have already committed to going to the collegiate on October 19th.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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