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
  • Food for human consumption
  • Footwear
  • Arts and crafts
  • Colombian artisan jewelry
  • Perfumes
  • Liquors
  • Toys

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