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Colombia scraps VAT on e-content

  • Aug 28, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Colombia scraps VAT on e-content

Colombia plans to exempt a range of digital content provided electronically to consumers from VAT in order to boost its digital sector.  The following services are proposed to be taken out of the VAT net:

  • Cloud-based computing
  • Downloads of software
  • Online digital content for e-learning

e-books from non-resident sellers were recently exempted from VAT withholding tax by the national tax authorities.


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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 can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 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.