The date of the day without VAT is approaching and here we give you some tips to make the most of it.
The next October 28, November 12 and December 3, are the days in which the Government of Iván Duque will allow to buy without the need to pay VAT. Photo: Pexels
LatinAmerican Post | Santiago Gómez Hernández
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The next October 28, November 12, and December 3 are the days in which the Government of Iván Duque will allow to buy without the need to pay VAT. Many have waited for this date to be able to take advantage and make several purchases. That is why we give you a series of tips so that you can take advantage of this day and make your purchases in the most efficient way and without regrets.
Desde el Gobierno Nacional hemos hecho un trabajo de planeación con los comerciantes, plataformas digitales y gremios para que la jornada del #DíaSinIVA este 28 de octubre sea un éxito y sirva para continuar impulsando la #ReactivaciónEconómicaSegura del país. pic.twitter.com/9WXwoP8ASg— Ximena Lombana (@LombanaXimena) October 25, 2021
Know the products that will have and those that will not have VAT
Not all products will be exempt from Value Added Tax. The Government determined that only clothing, clothing accessories, electrical appliances, computers, communications equipment, sports equipment, toys and games, school supplies, goods, and inputs from the agricultural sector will be, according to the limits and specifications established for each of these categories. those that will be without VAT.
Make a budget
The fact that there are products with low prices should not mean that you are going to buy everything that comes your way. It is important to evaluate priorities and get a budget that you are willing to spend.
Locate the shops where you are going to buy
It is not necessary to start queuing, remember that for the day without VAT, you can buy in the stores, but you can also take advantage and make your purchases online.
Identify your purchases before
Save time choosing. From before, check on the web what you want to buy, with what specifications, prices, colors and sizes. Thus, when you arrive at the store or buy online, you will save time and avoid long queues. Plus, you'll reduce the risk of inventory running out.
Either because you make your purchases in person in the stores or because you decide to buy online, it is better to get up early. Remember that many people will want to take advantage of this day and doing it first will guarantee you access to the items you want to buy. Connect early and you will avoid dropping pages or web store failures.
This day will have many levels of stress. Many people will try to buy the same day so be patient and prepare for lines, crowds, or technical failures when buying online. The important thing is that you have allocated enough time.
Make your end of the year shopping
If you have a little more money, you can also take the opportunity to buy the end-of-the-year purchases. For example, clothes or appliances will be a good option for Christmas gifts and you can buy them on any of the days without VAT.
Take care of your safety
Not only is it important that you go with discretion, try to contact trusted people to help you transport yourself and where you can take your purchases safely. But also watch where you shop online. Check the websites and only use safe and trustworthy pages.
If you follow these tips, you will surely make the most of the day without VAT, whether in October, November or December.