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Foreign tourists in Argentina will be refunded VAT on hotel services

Wednesday, September 28th 2016 - 07:46 UTC
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Argentine president Mauricio Macri signed an executive order on Tuesday under which foreign tourists will receive a refund of the value-added tax, or VAT, paid on hotel services in an effort to attract more visitors to Argentina and boost tourist businesses. Read full article


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  • ElaineB

    Yes, Chile has been doing this for some time but it is always worth checking the exchange rate hotels are using. Dollar payments for tourists are supposed to be 19% tax free but take a moment to check the peso rate which includes the tax and they are often about the same.

    I suspect there is more to this plan for Argentina. For as long as I have been travelling to Argentina local owned hotels will offer massive discounts for cash payments. Pure tax avoidance. I imagine the discount scheme will require some kind of formal payment with a credit card - as in Chile.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • eteega

    Will that make a difference when I was just charged A1,148 pesos (the equivalent of CAD$103.56 ) for two gin and Cinzano drinks in the Savoy Hotel in Buenos Aires....the most expensive in the World me thinks

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • shackleton

    I am arriving in Arg tomorrow and have just booked a hotel at P.Iguazu and paid the VAT (21% extra on top of the price quoted on I wonder whether the hotel will refund me there and then or whether I have to go through a tediously slow bureaucratic performance when I leave the country? I suspect the latter.

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Sep 28th, 2016 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (2) Mr. eteega

    You are quite wrong, meTHINK's...

    A couple of quite vulgar 25 years old Chivas and a single R. Hennessy would set you back about £350 at the Lanesborough...

    EL Think...
    Somewhere in rural Chubut...

    Sep 29th, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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