Hotel tax

Old Sep 27th, 2006, 12:03 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hotel tax

I know that there is a 20% hotel tax in Argentina... do I get that money back when leaving the country? Any details appreciated. Thanks!
hollie614 is offline  
Old Sep 27th, 2006, 12:19 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 4,074
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I do not think so. The good news, In Uruguay they do not charge IVA tax to tourists. ( Only the poor burden Uruguayans have to pay)
Graziella5b is offline  
Old Sep 27th, 2006, 12:19 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 4,074
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I mean in hotels.
Graziella5b is offline  
Old Sep 27th, 2006, 01:44 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
In hotels it's 21% and you DON'T get it back. If you SHOP in certain high end tourist-oriented places, you can get most of it back.
avrooster is offline  
Old Sep 27th, 2006, 03:56 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Translation of AV's message: Shop in places where you will be charged 100% more than in shops frequented by locals and receive 21% back. Your net is only 79% above the growing rate, but you feel good because after waiting in a long line at the airport they put cash back in your hand.
drdawggy is offline  
Old Sep 27th, 2006, 04:13 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 5,245
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Your math is almost as bad as your Spanish, Doc, but that is the general idea. LOL!!!

My suggestion for shopping in Argentina: cash in hand and say you don't really need an invoice.
avrooster is offline  
Old Sep 28th, 2006, 10:05 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,869
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Lo mismo, cash talks.
M (SMdA, Gto.)
mikemo is offline  
Old Sep 28th, 2006, 03:31 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,799
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Translation of AV's message: Pay cash off the books so you and the business can avoid paying 21% tax. Call it a cultural immersion experience, since it is part of the way business is done in Argentina
drdawggy is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
spassvogel
Europe
26
Oct 28th, 2009 11:14 AM
equinox
Mexico & Central America
4
Jul 4th, 2008 06:25 PM
speckles
United States
18
Jan 4th, 2008 07:54 AM
julieah
Europe
11
Nov 9th, 2007 10:23 AM
maryann
Canada
12
May 30th, 2003 03:38 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -