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Individual Microentrepreneurs (MEIs) who have been with tax payments overdue for five years or more have this Thursday (30) to regularize the situation or divide their debts and avoid judicial collection of amounts.

The previous date for payment of MEI taxes was August 30, but it has been extended to the end of this month of September.

Despite the pandemic crisis that affects many Brazilians, the Bolsonaro government is going to enroll defaulters in the Union’s outstanding debt, with a 20% increase in interest and other charges.

On the 27th, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) pointed out that 13.7% of the population is unemployed.

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How to check your situation?

Debits can be consulted in the DAS Generator Program for the MEI or through a digital certificate or access code, just click on the option “Consulta Extract/Pendências” and then on “Consulta Pending on Simei”.

The Simples Nacional Collection Document (DAS) to settle pending issues can be generated either on the website or through the MEI Application, available for Android or iOS cell phones.

MEIs in Brazil

According to data from the Ministry of Economy up to May this year, 65% of individual micro-entrepreneurs were in default. Which represents an increase of 14 percentage points compared to May 2018, when 51% were in this situation.

Currently, Brazil has just over 12 million active individual micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil, that is, the measure of including defaulters in the Union’s active debt could harm the lives of almost 8 million workers and their families.

In addition to being included in the Union’s overdue debt, workers also lose their right to social security benefits and may have their CNPJ terminated.

Edition: Daniel Lamir

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