09/09/2016 07h27 - Updated 9/09/2016 14h54

TSE formalizes partnership with the IRS to identify irregularities in checks and balances

One of the purposes is to identify individuals without financial capacity to carry bulky donations, and the use of false Social Security numbers.
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The president of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), Minister Gilmar Mendes, and the Secretary of Federal Revenue of Brazil, Jorge Rachid, formalized today (8), through the signing of a joint order, the institutional support of revenue in the verification activities of the candidates and all political parties in Elections 2016. The support, now formalized, It has already been given a few years ago, and provides for the submission to the Revenue list of candidates, political parties, suppliers and service providers election campaign with irregularity of preliminary evidence in the accounts of benefits.

With this data, Revenue will review based on other elements of a fiscal nature in order to support the Court in the qualifying indications that characterize, for example, campaign expenses in amounts greater than the legally permitted, suppliers or service providers without operational capacity and use of "oranges" in hiring suppliers or service providers. After the analysis and identified infringement evidence to the electoral law, Revenue will forward the TSE information to support the trial of accounts procedures benefits.

Para o presidente do TSE, the support of Revenue aims to identify irregularities such as the use of individuals without financial capacity to carry bulky donations or even the use of false Social Security numbers.

"I have said it is necessary for the provision of leave accounts to be a 'make-believe' and we are striving to give proper implementation to the laws that have been approved by the National Congress. So we are signing agreements with the Federal Audit Court, that has brought us the first information, and now with the IRS, You will also make beats, checks and checks ", said Minister Gilmar Mendes. The October elections will be the first under the new electoral financing model that banned donations by companies, and the Electoral Court has surrounded care and tools to prevent fraud in the accounts of payments, which compromise the balance of the election.

The Secretary of Federal Revenue explained that the partnership with the TSE will ensure better compliance with tax and social security obligations of candidates and political parties, beyond compliance with electoral law. "We will do the necessary tests to identify, possibly, legal entities that are not capable of providing services or values ​​that are donated by people without financial resources or who have died. The result could be the suspension of the tax party immunity, "said Jorge Rachid, adding that revenue technicians are working on the first information that have already been examined by the Federal Audit Court (TCU). "The rate of the information will be permanent. We have a team of auditors from the area of ​​Intelligence and Surveillance Area, designated to perform this type of audit ", reported.

Source: TSE

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