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Argentina new tax on foreign internet shopping and travel

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  • 23 March 2013 | Richard Asquith

Argentina new tax on foreign internet shopping and travel

A new 20% tax on foreign e-commerce and travel has been introduced in Argentina from 18 March 2013.

The new Argentina VAT, collected through credit cards, will be payable on the following transactions:

  1. Goods or services bought from outside Argentina over the internet
  2. Passenger transport and travel services abroad (levied by travel agents)

The new tax may be offset against the income tax liabilities of any individuals.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.