More than 2.5 million informal workers who receive the income boost of $94,000 will enter the Buy Without VAT program starting next Monday through the consumption they make with their debit cards, Anses reported. The refund will be made for the purchase “of products that are part of the basket of food, medicines, personal hygiene and home cleaning, with a monthly limit of up to $18,800.”
“In terms of consumption, the refund represents 11% of what users spent on the basket and the measure will be in effect until December 30 and, if converted into law, it will be implemented definitively,” the organization reported.
Buy Without VAT is now accessible to retirees and pensioners who receive up to six minimum salaries, pure monotributists, beneficiaries of AUH and AUE, workers in private homes and employees in a dependency relationship who with a gross monthly income of up to six times the minimum wage, vital and mobile. Since it was launched, 16.5 million people have already received the refund, which is equivalent to operations for $128,000 million and refunds for $26,500 million.
Of the total number of informal workers who receive the reinforcement, 841,162 correspond to the province of Buenos Aires, 219,119 to Santa Fe, 172,091 to Córdoba and 137,754 to Tucumán. Regarding the age distribution, 26% correspond to people between 18 and 24 years old, 17% between 25 and 29 years old, 12% between 30 and 34 years old, 9% between 35 and 39 years old, 8% between 40 and 44 years old. , 8% between 45 and 49 years old, 8% between 50 and 54 years old, 7% between 55 and 59 years old, and 4% between 60 and 64 years old. Regarding the gender distinction, the reinforcement was requested by 70% by men and 30% by women.