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Ticket purchase in Argentina for flights to the Falklands will not be subject to the 30% tax

Wednesday, January 15th 2020 - 09:57 UTC
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The decision follows inquiries and complaints from Malvinas Veterans who questioned the fact airlines were pretending to charge the 30% surcharge on tickets  to the Falkland Islands. The decision follows inquiries and complaints from Malvinas Veterans who questioned the fact airlines were pretending to charge the 30% surcharge on tickets to the Falkland Islands.

The purchase of tickets in Argentina to the Falklands, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands will not the subject to the 30% tax recently approved by the Argentine Congress and extensive to all overseas travel. The decree with the details is expected to be published in the Official Gazette later this week, according to the Argentine federal tax revenue office, AFIP.

The decision follows inquiries and complaints from Malvinas Veterans who questioned the fact airlines were pretending to charge the 30% surcharge on tickets particularly to the Falkland Islands.

The AFIP clarification ratifies the conditions created by emergency Law 27.542, which state the 30% levy does not apply to air, land or sea transport services, with destinations in the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.

Last week AFIP pointed out that the 30% levy to the purchase of foreign currency to acquire land, air or marine transport services overseas extends to all options. However the coming clarification ratifies the legitimate and imprescriptible rights of Argentina over the South Atlantic islands and surrounding maritime and insular spaces, since they are an integral part of the Argentine territory.

“The recovery of those territories, and full exercise of sovereignty, respecting the way of life of its inhabitants, and in compliance with international law in a standing and unrenounceable objective of the Argentine people”, concludes the presentation of the Bill.

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  • FitzRoy

    I imagine that landing on South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands will be a problem. And passports will still have to be shown in the Falkland Islands, so the tourists will definitely have entered another country. And as they will be “respecting the way of life of it's inhabitants”, I guess they must have respected our wish to remain British! No, they will never take their “unrenounceable” claim to the ICJ, they have their reasons and we all known what those are!

    Jan 15th, 2020 - 11:39 am +1
  • Jack Bauer

    ““The recovery of those territories, and full exercise of sovereignty........in a standing and unrenounceable objective of the Argentine people”, concludes the presentation of the Bill.”

    It is only for internal consumption......and will never be anything more than that...

    Jan 15th, 2020 - 01:18 pm +1
  • RMN

    Here we go. All fine and dandy until 4th paragraph!

    Jan 15th, 2020 - 10:56 am 0
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