Customer electricity bills from 10 distributors will drop; see list
- July 14, 2022
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Falls in tariffs result from the return of taxes levied on consumers
The National Electric Energy Agency (ring) determined, this Tuesday, discounts on energy electric of ten dealerships. The measure was taken because of a law passed by the National Congress, which determines the return to consumers of PIS/Cofins (federal tax) charged more on electricity bills.
See which are the distributors and discounts on the electricity bill:
- Energisa Borborema (Paraíba): – 5.26%
- Enel RJ (state of Rio de Janeiro): – 4.22%
- CPFL Santa Cruz (São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Paraná): – 2.32%
- CPFL Paulista (state of São Paulo): – 2.44%
- Energisa Sergipe (Sergipe): – 4.47%
- Enel CE (Ceará): – 3.01%
- Neoenergia Coelba (Bahia): – 0.50%
- Neoenergia Cosern (Rio Grande do Norte): – 1.54%
- Neoenergia Pernambuco – Celpe (Pernambuco): – 4.07%
- Sulgipe (Sergipe): – 4.88%
Tariffs will be reduced due to the law passed by the National Congress that determines the return to consumers of PIS/Cofins (federal tax) charged in excess on electricity bills. This project was approved as part of the government’s offensive to reduce energy and fuel prices, given the rise in inflation and the proximity of the election period.
The reduction in tariffs is due to the withdrawal of ICMS (state tax) from the PIS/Cofins (federal taxes) calculation basis, determined by the Federal Supreme Court (STF). The STF considered it illegal to insert ICMS into the federal tax calculation base. This decision generated a credit for the benefit of consumers, who were the ones who overpaid their bills.
The credit enabled by the Federal Revenue, which is responsible for returning the resource, has already reached R$ 48.3 billion. Of this amount, R$ 12.6 billion has already been invested in energy tariffs. The rest can be used for the benefit of the consumer.
Energy distributors have their tariffs readjusted every year. This has already happened for several distributors this year, as in the case of Light and Enel Rio.
After these readjustments, Congress approved and Bolsonaro sanctioned a law that determines the return of PIS/Confins charged to more consumers. To comply with this law, Aneel will then review the tariffs already approved. For the readjustments that will still occur, Aneel has already been applying the rules.
Light, which serves the metropolitan region of Rio, should also have its rates reduced this Tuesday. The company, however, obtained a court decision that ordered Aneel to postpone the reduction. To GLOBO, Light said that it is not opposed to the tariff review, but rather to its implementation “without the prior and necessary public consultation, required by law and by the tariff review regulations themselves”.
Source: O Globo Agency