On Saturday, November 21, the third day without VAT will be held in Colombia, a government bet to reactivate the economy, hit by confinement due to the COVID-19 contingency. By this measure, implemented by President Iván Duque, products can be purchased with a 19% discount in all stores in the country.
Among the goods covered by this measure are clothing items, clothing accessories, household appliances, sports equipment, toys, school supplies or goods and inputs from the agricultural sector.
In the category of household appliances, the national government included “Computers and communication equipment and gas appliances, taking into account that these goods are necessary to develop work at home, virtual classes for children and young students, daily housework, and entertainment, among other activities. As well as gas appliances, understood as the goods described in this category that use natural gas for their operation “, explains Legislative Decree 682 of May 21, 2020.
In this category, only purchases with a 19% discount will be allowed for items whose sale price per unit is equal to or less than 80 UVT, that is, a unit of tax value.
In this case, the electrical appliances could not exceed 2,800,000 pesos. That is, you will not be able to buy goods of this type of high ranges, or with exclusive designs, but you can buy some references from previous years or mid-range versions below $ 2,800,000
Apple: iPhone 8, 64GB, or the new iPhone SE 2, 64GB.
In the case of Samsung: Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy S10, Galaxy A80, Galaxy A70, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51, Galaxy M31 y Galaxy S20 FE.
Xiaomi: Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro y Redmi Note 9S.
Huawei: P30 Pro o P30 Lite, Huawei Nova 5T, Honor 8X y Y9 128 GB.
Motorolla: One Hyper y Motorolla One Zoom.
To keep in mind
There will be no face-to-face sale of electrical appliances, computers and communications equipment. That is, these transactions will be virtual.
The withdrawal of the products acquired virtually must be carried out on a scheduled basis to avoid crowds.
In addition to this day, other discounts that buyers can access, in order to make purchases before December and avoid crowds, is ‘Black Friday’, which the National Government extended to three days: Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday, November 29.
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