Sales tax refund

In accordance with Decree No. 2925 of 2008, the Colombian National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) will refund 100% of the VAT sales tax levied on foreign tourists visiting the country on their purchases of taxable goods in Colombia.

Items which will have VAT refunded are:

Apparel

Compact disks

Emeralds

Footwear

Arts and crafts

Colombian artisan jewelry

Perfumes

Liquors

Toys

Leather goods

Food for human consumption

For further information see the tourist VAT refund information document (available in Spanish only).