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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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.Sep 28th, 2016 - 09:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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.
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 thinksSep 28th, 2016 - 04:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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 booking.com). 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
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(2) Mr. eteegaSep 29th, 2016 - 11:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
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...
Somewhere in rural Chubut...