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Chile imposes VAT on foreign electronic services

  • Feb 4, 2020 | Richard Asquith

Chile has become the latest country to impose VAT collections obligations on non-resident providers of electronic services to consumers.

The Senate has now approved a new law which will oblige VAT registrations for foreign sellers of streaming media/video, apps,  e-books, gaming, e-learning, SaaS and other internet-based services.

The measure will come into effect in May 2020, subject to confirmation by the Constitutional Court. The current VAT rate in Chile is 19%.

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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.
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