Mission that will increase the MEI ceiling to R$ 144.9 thousand goes to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies

Mission that will increase the MEI ceiling to R$ 144.9 thousand goes to the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies

Small businesses won another important victory this Wednesday (1st). The Committee on Constitution, Justice and Citizenship (CCJ) of the Chamber of Deputies approved the Complementary Law Project (PLP) 108/21, which increases the ceiling for the framework of Simples Nacional and the revenue of the Individual Microentrepreneur (MEI) – the proposal forecasts to increase from the current R$ 81 thousand per year to R$ 144.9 thousand. The new law, if approved, will also allow for the hiring of up to two employees in this legal entity, instead of just one, as is the case today.

With the deliberation of the text by the CCJ, the proposal goes to vote in the plenary of the Chamber. In addition to the change to the MEI, the approved text also provides for new limits for microenterprises, which would jump from R$360,000 to R$869,400, and small businesses, rising from R$4.8 million to almost R$ 8.7 million. If approved, the new values ​​will be effective from 2023, being updated annually for inflation.

Currently, The Individual Microentrepreneur (MEI), a legal entity created almost 14 years ago in the country, is a reality for more than 14 million Brazilians, according to data from the Federal Revenue. If sanctioned, the project could favor the formalization of more entrepreneurs and strengthen the trend towards an increase in MEIs in Brazil.


The original project, authored by Senator Jayme Campos (União/MT), amends the Statute of Micro and Small Enterprises and provides for an increase in the MEI billing limit to R$ 130,000. Initially, the text had been approved in the Senate in these terms, but in the House the project was expanded by a substitute adopted by the Finance and Taxation Commission (CFT). If the Chamber’s amendments are confirmed in the Plenary, the matter will need to be returned to the Senate, where it will be decided which text will be kept.

Despite being a year with a reduced pace in Congress, because of the electoral period, Sebrae believes that PLP 108/2021 is able to get off the ground before the end of the legislature. In addition to it, the institution follows and believes that other important initiatives that do not charge expenses to the public coffers can advance in Congress during this period, such as:

• PLP 178/2021 – reduces and simplifies ancillary tax obligations. There is already a favorable opinion from Deputy Paula Belmonte (CITIZENSHIP/DF). Awaiting appraisal by the CFT.

• PLP 145/2021 – simplification and reduction of bureaucracy project that institutes the Electronic Tax Calculation System (SEAF). The proposed system would become the official format of a unified database between the tax authorities. The matter is awaiting the opinion of Deputy Mauro Benevides (PDT/CE) at the CFT. The Plenary then needs to consider the matter.

• PLP 127/2021 – Senator Jorginho Mello’s project (PL/SC) allows states and the Federal District to no longer necessarily adopt the sublimit of R$ 3.6 million for the purpose of collecting ICMS and ISS. It has already received a favorable opinion from Senator Irajá (PSD/TO) and is awaiting consideration by the Senate Economic Affairs Committee.

Source: Agência Sebrae

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