According to the proposals released by the party, dated from the end of October and beginning of November, Chega proposes that foods such as fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, fish, milk and bread be temporarily exempt from VAT.
This measure, to be in force during the next year, is "transitory in view of the current generalised increase in prices", indicates the party in the proposed amendment to the OE2023, considering that "the poorest families find themselves, at the moment, with no room to accommodate inflation, which is reflected in sharp rises in energy prices and also in the prices of essential goods in the shopping basket".
Chega also proposes lowering the reduced VAT rate from 6% to 4%, the intermediate rate from 13% to 11% and the maximum VAT rate from 23% to 21%.
"The reduction in the VAT rate is a fundamental factor, both for the country's fiscal competitiveness, and for mitigating the financial effort of families and companies, in a particularly difficult situation such as the one we are going through at the moment", defend the deputies of Chega.
After approval in general, the Government's proposal for the State Budget for next year is being considered in detail in parliament and the final global vote is scheduled for 25 November.