The Brazilian government decided to swap out the head of the country’s tax appeals court Carf, the last administrative tribunal for litigating the collection of federal taxes.
Adriana Gomes Rêgo, who had held the presidency of the court since 2018, has left the position. Auditor Carlos Henrique de Oliveira was appointed in her place. He currently works as a program director at the Federal Revenue Service and is a tax consultant at the International Monetary Fund.
Per newspaper Valor Econômico, the change was motivated by a tax auditors strike which has been ongoing since December. Trial sessions in the court were being canceled due to a lack of quorum — a decision that some within the government saw as a ruse to protect members of Carf who joined the strike.