Brazil federal tax collection down sharply in June

jueves 28 de julio de 2016 08:43 GYT

BRASILIA, July 28 (Reuters) - Brazil collected 98.129 billion reais ($30 billion) in federal taxes in June, the government said on Thursday, down 7.14 percent from a year earlier when adjusted for inflation.

The country collected 111 billion reais in federal taxes in May, according to Brazil's tax agency. In the first half of the year the government collected 617.257 billion reais, down 7.33 percent from the same period a year ago. ($1 = 3.2705 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto)