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Government ruined by discounts on fuel at IVAucher

Government ruined by discounts on fuel at IVAucher

Antonio Pedro Santos / Lusa

Finance Minister Joao Liao

The government’s announcement of a discount of 10 cents per liter of fuel, through the IVAucher programme, is heavily criticized by many Portuguese. There are those who talk about “Venezuela” for the country.

“There is no better way to control the population than by raising prices to ridiculous values ​​and then granting access using only ‘passwords’, ‘coupons’ and 5 euro credits on platforms with Very low membership like IVAucherThe blast came from surgeon Carolina Vasconcelos who, via Twitter, says we’re watching “Venezuelan” from the state.

It is an idea shared by other users of this social network and some people note that the only thing missing is giving the discount “through Venezuelan food bags“.

Francisco Almeida Leyte, who was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the government of Passos Coelho, in 2013, It is considered, also on Twitter, “Since working with the ISP and the rest require more work, the government is opting for a halfway action. Between the Continente Card and typical communist country coupons“.

IVAucher is nothing more than a way of saying it is given to all when it is only one Enjoy a small portion, where everyone who “benefits” has to join the “service” and give his data to private parties. Surrealism And you do not understand how no one talks about it, ” points In turn, Twitter user FCosta.

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‘ridiculous petrol tax policy’

Former Liberal Initiative presidential candidate Thiago Mayan do you see, in turn, “There is no scenario in which you win a proposal Return what they took from you“.

And an Indecisor user too point out On Twitter that “IVAucher for fuel discount Preventing many families from getting discounts“.

“If only one thing could be changed in this The VAT policy on gasoline is ridiculous, then give 5 euros to the maximum consumption rather than to the minimum consumption. If you can change two, give 25 to each energy poor person (that’s about one fifth of the people),” notes Susanna Peralta, professor of economics at the New School of Business and Economics.

But there are also those who play with the situation, as with Twitter user Alexandre Borges frieze That “the government is proposing a salary increase of 3%, but it is being paid through IVAucher”.

User: Tobias Behr she says “I thought we had a government, but after all we have A chain of supermarkets that offer discounts on IVAucher cards“.

Marcos Ramos, another Twitter user, pressures That ‘the government’s effort in Make IVAucher useful! This is really about leveraging resources! “

Among the jokes and criticism of the government, there are those who care about their application General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD), a topic that has caused problems for Antonio Costa’s executive. Recently, news emerged that The main portal revealed personal data of the citizens.

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Professor at the Lisbon Higher Institute of Engineering, Luis Evangelista, says, “ IVAucher admission requirementsAnd Twitter users ask if they’re okay with them. “Isn’t the government ashamed to publish the RGPD and then provide a service like this?” , still wondering.

On the other hand, there are those who note that “only the mandatory field was missing:” when accepting IVAucher I promise to vote PS in the next election“”.

However, there are also those who remember that Platforms like Revolut, which is a digital bank, collects much more data than IVAucher.

IVAucher inspected by the General Financial Inspectorate

However, it is known that the Inspectorate General of Finance (IGF) will oversee the IVAucher programme, according to the Desk It was published by the Ministry of Finance in the Diario da Republica newspaper.

Thus, “inside them Mission and legal dutiesThe IGF is responsible for “checking, concurrently or later, the IVAucher program,” the transmission indicates.

In this sense, it canRequest for information and clarification or documentary elements for the compilation of public entities formed by AT [Autoridade Tributária], DGTF [Direcção Geral do Tesouro e Finanças] and IGCP [Agência de Gestão da Tesouraria e da Dívida Pública], in addition to “the entity operating the system and third parties in the field of payments (banking and financial entities) authorized by the latter, within the scope of their participation in the Program,” the document also indicates.

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How does IVAucher work?

a IVAucher membership can be done until December 28, 2021.

The program has emerged as a support for some of the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic and allows this Accumulating the amount of VAT spent With accommodation, food and culture.

Fuel has now been added to the list of regions where VAT rebates apply.

VAT can then be accumulated in IVAucher spent on consumption later, but not to exceed 50% of the value of new purchases.

To take advantage of the discounts, you have to join the program through Location Pay for your purchases with a bank card, and always ask for an invoice with the tax number.

In addition, it must be consumed at a business entity that has subscribed to IVAucher.

SIC Notícias has announced that it has almost joined the program as of last Thursday, October 21 500 thousand citizens and about 4 thousand commercial entities.

Susanna Valenti, ZAP //