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Uruguay rolls over 13% reduced tourism VAT for COVID-19 again

Ongoing economic disruption means VAT cut prolonged for further six months

Uruguay has raging extended its reduced Value Added Tax rate for tourism services as the economic effects of the coronavirus continue.

VAT on hospitality services is normally 22%. This was cut to 13% in November 2020. It has now been extended until 30 September 2022. It had expired on 30 April 2022.

To benefit from the reduction, and payment must be made by electronic means – credit or debit card etc.

The following supplies benefit from the tax subsidy:

  • Car hire
  • Organising holiday accommodation rentals
  • Restaurants, bars, canteens, cafes, tea rooms, hotels, motels, etc. food and beverage services

You can check up on any global VAT and GST rates via VAT Calc’s global rate searchable database.


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