Peru

Peruvian VAT rates and VAT compliance

September 14th, 2018

Peruvian VAT rates The standard VAT rate for Peru is , which is made up of 16% VAT plus a municipal tax (Impuesto de Promoción Municipal) of 2%. Exports are subject to a nil VAT rate. Exempt supplies include: agriculture; education; basic foodstuffs; low-value new residential buildings; financial services; public transport; public post; international freight …


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Peruvian VAT returns

September 14th, 2018

Peruvian VAT returns are filed on a monthly basis using Form 119. They should be filed between the 7th and 16th working day of the following month. Returns are filed online or in person at an authorized bank. In addition to the VAT return, large tax payers must also file annual supplementary declarations on taxable …


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Peruvian VAT registration

September 14th, 2018

Eligible businesses must obtain a Registro Unico de Contribuyente, a unique tax identification number. This applies to all taxes, not just VAT. It requires a local tax agent, registered with the tax authorities, to submit the following documents: Company’s Public Registry documentation Evidence of incorporation Completed form 2119 The fine for late registration is SOL …


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Peru

September 14th, 2018

Peru implemented Value Added Tax (Impuesto General a las Ventas (IGV)) in August 1991. VAT is operated by the General Tax and Customs Administration Authority (SUNAT). The rules governing the indirect tax are contained within the Unique Ordered Text of the Law on VAT and Excise Duties (Texto único ordenado de la ley del impuesto …


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Peru abandons VAT cut

July 18th, 2017

Peru abandoned plans to cut its VAT rate from 18% to 17% on 1 July 2017. The country’s fiscal deficit has widened recently, leading to an abandonment of the 3-year reduction plan to 15%.


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Peru cuts VAT to 17%

January 12th, 2017

Peru has announced plans to reduce its standard VAT rate by 1% to 17% from 1 July 2017. The measure has already been delayed several times in recent years as the country has failed to achieve matching tax collection targets.  The government is targeting a VAT rate of 15% eventually.  In addition to VAT, a 2% …


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Peru introduces electronic VAT invoices

October 27th, 2014

Peru this month became the latest South American country to introduce electronic VAT invoices. Ecuador and Mexico also recently introduced such measures. The Tax Administration is aiming to reduce the amount of VAT fraud in the country with the long-term aim of forcing companies to submit electronically all transactions for statistical analysis to the tax …


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Peru to cut VAT rate to 14% by 2016

October 13th, 2014

The Peruvian standard VAT rate is to be cut twice over the next two years. The current headline VAT ( Impuesto General a las Ventas IGV) rate is 15%.  A new draft law, introduced this week, proposes cutting it to 15% on 1 January 2015.  If the budget consolidation continues to plan next year, it will …


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Peru extends VAT withdrawal regime on certain construction activities

June 21st, 2014

The Peruvian tax office has confirmed that the VAT Impuesto General a las Ventas (IGV) Withdrawal regime will apply to the following construction activities: Install of electricity lines Urban constructions work Public building work The Peruvian VAT Withdrawal system is used to control VAT fraud and defaults. It enable the government to take collected VAT …


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Peru extends a range of VAT exemptions

February 9th, 2013

At the end of December 2012, the Peruvian tax authorities confirmed the extension of a range of exemptions from VAT. The goods and services include: Public transport Interest payable on publicaly offered bonds and securities Transport of goods outside of Peru Basic foods Low-value construction work