The government, through Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF)extended by decree, until April 2024, the 9% discount on the Value Added Tax (VAT) for him tourismas long as it is made with electronic payments.
The discount, which was key in the last season for the good numbers of incoming tourism, applies to gastronomic services, rental of vehicles without a driver, mediation services in the rental of properties with a tourist destination, as well as catering services and others. similar for holding events.
Last week the Chamber of Tourismin a meeting with President Luis Lacalle Pou, asked the government to apply the VAT 0% for foreign tourists and residents in view of the new summer season.
The exchange difference with Argentina, which promoted outbound tourism to the neighboring country, as well as the uncertain outlook that the general elections of October 22 could leave, keep the tourism sector awake.
In Maldonadodestination par excellence for Argentine tourists with high purchasing power during the summer, leaders of the departmental government confirmed to Ambit who carefully follow what is happening in Argentina.
Thus, advertising campaigns were launched to try to attract new tourist audiences, mainly from Pacific countries such as Chili, Peru and Ecuadorthe director of Tourism of the mayor’s office told this medium. Maldonado, Martin Laventure
The 9% discount on VAT for tourism purposes, it was initially decreed in September 2021, as a tool to promote the arrival of visitors after the pandemic, and was extended on several occasions, since the sector, although it has improved its numbers, has not yet reached the pre-pandemic level.
The new extension, until after the next Tourism Week (March 25 to 29) which coincides in the region with the holidays of Easterseeks to “continue promoting activity in the tourism sector”, according to the text signed by President Luis Lacalle Pou and the Minister of the MEF, Azucena Arbeleche.