PL das apostas Arthur Lira sinaliza que Câmara voltará com taxação de cassinos online
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The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), signaled that the House should return with the possibility of taxing online casinos in the sports betting PL.

According to a study circulating among deputies, online casinos are equivalent to approximately 80% of the revenue of companies in the sector. While sports betting, already included by the vote in the Senate, corresponds to 20% of the value.

According to Globo, the Ministry of Finance is working to resume taxation of online casinos in the proposal to be voted on in the Chamber of Deputies.

According to technicians from the department, if the project resumes the regulation of all types of betting on the internet, revenue could reach R$12 billion.

With the version of the text approved in the Senate, the Treasury’s estimated revenue is just R$4 billion per year.

However, online casinos were removed from the agenda after mobilization by more conservative senators, such as the evangelical group.

The PL rapporteur for betting in the Senate, Angelo Coronel (PSD-BA), had covered all forms of online gambling, with a 12% tax on companies’ revenue and 15% on the winner’s prize.

Taxation of online casinos was the main obstacle to voting this Tuesday

Disagreements surrounding whether or not to reinstate the taxation of online casinos in the bill that regulates the betting sector in Brazil delayed the vote in the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies.

Initially, the House was supposed to analyze the issue this Tuesday, 19th. A meeting between parliamentarians and President Arthur Lira was promoted to try to reach a consensus on the topic.

However, the doubt among deputies is whether the proposal will be considered this week or only next year. This is because parliamentarians enter into parliamentary recess from this Friday, December 22nd.