Deputies approve tax hikes and Apple products could become even more expensive [atualizado]

Were you dissatisfied with the Mac price increases we discussed this week? Because it can get even worse, my friends. Our dear Members approved (323 in favor vs. 125 against) the basic text of the provisional measure 668, which raises taxes on imported products, which obviously includes Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads.

Some things still need to be analyzed before the Senate votes and sacraments the increase, but everything indicates that the measure (which is part of the government's fiscal adjustment to increase revenue and, see, protect the national industry) will actually go into effect. in the not too distant future.

If all goes well, the PIS-Pasep rate for the entry of imported goods into the country will pass from 1.6% to 2.1%; j to Cofins pass from 7.6% to 9.6%.

In other words, the absurd taxes that we have already paid are still not enough to pay for the robbery of others. To top it off (the icing on the cake), it is funny to justify this increase as protecting the national industry (as if here we had wonderful smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktops being manufactured, competing unfairly, poor people, with foreign products and their products. absurdly cheap values).

It is worth noting, as informed by the Tecnoblog, that some electronics benefited by the Lei do Bem have the PIS / Cofins rate zeroed. Only, to take advantage of this benefit, products must be produced in Brazil, cost up to R $ 1,500 and have a minimum package of applications developed in the country.

The only Apple product that could fall under the Lei do Bem today would be the iPhone 5c. So it is good to be prepared for another price increase soon. Not that it changes anything, after all, prices are already prohibitive and getting a little more expensive makes no difference

Update, by Rafael Fischmann · 05/28/2015 s 14:38

And the Reuters reported today that the Senate in fact, it approved MP 668. Now, it goes to presidential health.