Tax Free Shopping in Colombia

Tips and guidelines for shopping tax free in Colombia


Standard VAT rate: 19%
Minimum purchase amount: $COP 114.1 (or equivalent to 3 UVT*
Maximum refund amount: $COP 7.600.800 (or equivalent to 200 UVT*)

*UVT (Unidad de Valor Tributario): The UVT is a value unit reviewed and defined annually by the local Tax Authority (DIAN) expressed in Peso Colombiano (COP).

Who is eligible for Tax Free Shopping?
If you have permanent residence outside of Colombia
If you do not hold a Colombian passport

How to Shop Tax Free
When paying for your purchases, ask store staff for the electronic invoice. When leaving Colombia, at departures go to DIAN Customs Office and complete the Tax Free Form request and get export validation. You will need to show your Passport or Mercosur ID, the electronic invoice and the unused goods.

Tax Free goods
Refunds are paid on goods that are exported in the traveler’s personal luggage.
Any non-refundable goods:
● Food and Alcohol
● Petrol
● Vehicles

Contact us
Completed Tax Free Forms which have been stamped by Customs can be sent to:
Standard and registered mail:
Global Blue P.O. Box 363, 810 00 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
For courier:
Global Blue, Prievozska 4D/Block E, 821 09 Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe

If you have any questions, go to Help & Support

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