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Benefits for non-resident tourists 2022

Uruguay offers you a battery of benefits to enjoy with your spouse, family and friends.

Non-residents who are in Uruguay, have the following benefits:

  • 0% VAT on hotels
    Benefit valid for foreigners presenting identity documents issued abroad. This expenditure is invoiced without VAT since it is exempt and therefore the tax is not charged, not generating any refund. Validity: all year

  • VAT refund on gastronomic services
    When are provided by restaurants, bars, canteens, coffee shops, tea rooms or similar, or by hotels, motels, apart hotels, inns, tourist farms, countryside hotels, country inns, country houses and camping hostels, as long as these benefits do not integrate the concept of accommodation.
    Validity: from September 1 2022 to April 30, 2023 *

  • VAT refund on catering services for parties and events
    Validity: from September 1 2022 to April 30, 2023 *

  • VAT refund on services for parties and events, not included in the previous literal
    Validity: from September 1 to April 30, 2023 *
  • VAT refund on car rental without a driver
    Validity: from September 1 to April 30, 2023 *

    VAT refund in mediation services in the leasing of real estate with a tourist destination
    Validity: from September 1 to April 30, 2023 *


The application of all these tax benefits correspond to services provided to end consumers, provided they are paid by electronic money, debit and / or credit cards. 
The card issuing company must include in the account statement, the discount that appears on the ticket issued by the POS.

* In the event that the service is provided by companies included in literal E) of article 52 of Title 4 of the 1996 Ordered Text, the reduction corresponds to 7.38% of the total amount of the operation.

OTHER BENEFITS:

  • Tax Free Regime
    For purchases of products included in the regime made at stores adhered to the system, complying with the corresponding procedure at the time of purchase and provided the country's exit occurs through any of the following border crossings: Carrasco International Airport, Laguna del Sauce Airport, Montevideo Port, Colonia Port, Punta del Este Cruise Arrivals Terminal, Salto-Concordia Bridge, Paysandú-Colón Bridge, Fray Bentos-Puerto Unzué Bridge and Chuy. When leaving the country, the corresponding proceeding for the refund must be submitted before duly identified offices.

  • Discount of 30% on fuel (gasoline) Aplied in payment by credit or debit card, on the sale price, at stations located within a 20 Km radius from the following border crossing points, with the Argentine Republic: FrayBentos - Puerto Unzué, Paysandú - Colón, Salto - Concordia. 

           Validity: from may 1, 2022 onwards + info

  • Discount of 30% on fuel (gasoline)
    Aplied in payment by credit or debit card, on the sale price, at stations located within a 20 Km radius from the following border crossing points, with the Federative Republic of Brazil: Chuy, Río Branco, Aceguá, Rivera, Artigas and Bella Unión.
    Validity: from may 1, 2022 onwards + info