Indirect taxes bring 98% of annual target set by State Budget in just five months

Another indication of how much inflation is hammering prices came in the revelation today that indirect taxes this year had seen the State ‘benefit’ in just five months with 98% of the revenue forecast for the whole year. This means that any revenue from indirect taxes from June 1 onwards will be ‘extra’. This is the point made over the weekend by PSD leader Luís Montenegro who accused the government of ‘making money’ from people’s financial pain.