Last day without VAT: these are the products that have and do not have a discount

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In the midst of the commitment to economic reactivation, today is the third and last day of the Day without VAT in 2021, with which thousands of merchants hope to improve their income after the impact of the pandemic.

In order to take advantage of this discount on purchases, it must first be clear that it applies to products of different categories such as:

– Locker room: Whose sale price per unit must be equal to or less than $726.160, which includes footwear and accessories such as backpacks, briefcases, handbags, wallets, glasses in general (for sun and prescription), umbrellas, scarves and jewelry.

Important for the December date, in which Colombians generally buy clothes, This discount applies if you do not buy more than three garments of the same gender in a store, otherwise you lose the benefit. That is, those who want to put together a change will have to buy the shirt, pants and jacket in one store, while socks, shoes and underwear in another, and thus avoid paying the 19% that corresponds to VAT in both purchases.

– Home appliances: To make the discount valid, you can buy until maximum amount established is $ 2,904,640 televisions, speakers, tablets, refrigerators, freezers, electric dishwashers, stoves, home washers and dryers, vacuum cleaners, electric food grinders, electric food preparation and processing appliances, razors, ovens, irons and coffee makers, computers personal and communications equipment.

– Toys: As the Christmas celebration is a few weeks away, and it is par excellence the time to buy toys and games, To make the discount valid, the purchase limit is $ 363,080.

– School Supplies: If you are thinking of making a smart purchase by 2022, you can access the discount for the maximum purchase of $ 181,540.

– Sports elements: If you plan to purchase these items, you can do so for a maximum value of $ 2,904,640.

– Inputs for agriculture: the maximum purchase amount is $ 2,904,640.

Bogotá, June 19, 2020. Long lines in stores in Bogotá on the day without VAT.  Location: Success Villa Mayor Autopista Sur.  (Colprensa - Camila Díaz)
Bogotá, June 19, 2020. Long lines in stores in Bogotá on the day without VAT. Location: Success Villa Mayor Autopista Sur. (Colprensa – Camila Díaz)

Hours of the Day without VAT:

The time will start at 12:00 am on Friday, December 3. In the virtual platforms of the companies, from that time you can buy without VAT. The discount will end at 11:59 pm on the day.

In physical positions, it will go according to the hours that the store manages.

It is also recommended that people avoid crowds and can make their transactions virtually.

Did you know that in Colombia there are products that are always exempt from VAT

Keep in mind that you should never pay VAT when making purchases of cell phones and tablets that do not exceed $ 798,776; electric scooters of no more than $ 1,815,400; computers under $ 1,815,400; bicycles, skates and skateboards that do not exceed $ 1,815,400.

How to calculate the value of a product without VAT?

It is a simple formula. What you have to do is take the final price of the product (which already includes VAT) and divide it by 1.19. Thus, for example, if the product or total purchase is worth $ 181,540, which is the limit to buy school supplies, since its value on the day without VAT will be $ 155,000, saving an approximate of $ 26,500 on the purchase.

First day of 2021 of the day without VAT in Colombia.  On the first day without VAT, the store reported historical sales that exceeded $ 9 billion pesos.  Photo: Dian
First day of 2021 of the day without VAT in Colombia. On the first day without VAT, the store reported historical sales that exceeded $ 9 billion pesos. Photo: Dian

These are the products that will not have a discount during the third Day without VAT:

It is necessary to be clear that for this day the discounts only apply in six categories: clothing, electrical appliances, sports equipment, toys, school supplies and goods for the agricultural sector.

These are some products that do not have the discount: foods from the family basket such as cereals, canned vegetables and legumes, oils, soft drinks, dairy products and cold meats, cleaning products, beauty items, personal care, furniture, dining room and articles of decoration.

Also, household utensils such as: Blankets, bed covers, sheets, mattresses, pillows. Like, in products for pets.

As it is the end of the year season, there will not be this discounts on tourism services or air transport either. (these already have other types of discounts) Until December 31, 2021, VAT collection on hotel and tourism services is suspended.

Neither will VAT discount be given on party items and Software.

Difficulties that merchants have had to take advantage of the Day without VAT:

According to the Antioqueño newspaper El Colombiano, several merchants indicated that they have been affected in their logistics chain for the arrival of imported goods to Colombia due to the crisis of containers worldwide, as they point out that at this time they always invest in The purchase of Christmas trees and their suppliers announced that they will only receive them until next December 18, that is to say that in practice they will have to be saved to market them in December 2022.

In addition, they pointed out that they have delays in the dispatch of items from China, as some companies in the Asian country have had restrictions in the supply of energy, which is why they have worked shorter hours affecting the fulfillment of orders.

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