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VAT refunds for non-Colombian

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 Footwear Perfumes

Apparel

Footwear

Perfumes

Leather goods Compact disks Arts and Crafts

Leather goods

Compact disks

Arts and Crafts

Liquors Food for human consumption Toys

Liquors

Food for human consumption

Toys

Emeralds Colombian artisan jewelry Home Appliances

Emeralds

Colombian artisan jewelry

Home Appliances

Household linens

Household linens

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