“What they want to charge me It's crazy,” claimed the man, who discovered that in the credit card statement they wanted to charge him 30% of Country Tax and 45% of perception on account of Earnings and Personal Assets.
< strong>Charles,73 years old, he is a retired Argentine pilot from a commercial airline who visited the Islas Malvinas in October of this year together with a group of neighbors and the priest of La Paz, Entre Ríos, where he lives.< /p>
With the trip they sought to pay tribute to the fallen and veterans of the war. For this he took the image of the Virgin Our Lady of Peace as a mission of faith.
However, when he returned, Carlos was surprised that < strong>in the statement of the credit card they were charging all the taxes corresponding to a trip abroad.
“What they want to charge me is crazy. It is a contradiction because the Malvinas Islands are Argentine territory”, the man pointed out in dialogue with TN.
On the other hand, the man remarked that: “It is true that the flight is exempt from this tax, then the expenses that one makes there should not be reached either”.
And it is that despite the fact that the islands are in Argentine territory, all the expenses that Carlos made were reached by the 30% Country Tax.
This, added to the 45 % of earnings on account of personal income and property taxes.
In turn, this was not the first time that man had visited the islands.
He recalled that on his previous trip, in 2015, he did not pay any tax. This, given that Resolution No. 3609 of the Federal Administration of Public Revenues (AFIP) stipulated it.
The foregoing, since article 1 establishes that “the operations carried out in or destined for the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, are not covered by the 35% collection established by General Resolution No. 3450 and its amendment”.
However, on January 15, 2020, AFIP issued a new resolution that referred to transportation. Despite this, it was not specified what would happen to the consumption made in the Malvinas Islands.
AFIP's response for the collection of taxes from Argentines in the Malvinas
Given what happened and the relevance of the case of Carlos, the outlet Todo Noticias (TN), contacted the AFIP.
The entity indicated that the fact is under review and the General Resolution issued in 2020 is “interpretative” and not “taxative”, so it must be modified.
In this sense, what the collecting agency explained is that the regulations do not say anything in relation to the consumptions made in the Falkland Islands.
This is why it is up to the interpretation of each bank, as withholding agents, whether or not to collect the fees.
In turn, the entity recognized the need to specify and specify which taxes should or should not be applied in these cases.
Finally, it was indicated that they are already in contact with Carlos, to become aware of his situation and carry out the corresponding review.