SAO PAULO, April 18 Brazil's government plans to
present a tax reform proposal in the second half of 2017 and
approve it in Congress before the end of the year, Finance
Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Tuesday.
Many presidents have attempted unsuccessfully to simplify
Brazil's tax system over the past decades. A tax reform would
come on top of other initiatives by President Michel Temer to
overhaul the country's pension and labor rules in a bid to pull
the economy out of its worst recession on record.
(Reporting by Thais Freitas; Writing by Silvio Cascione;
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)