Taxes in Uruguay

Uruguay’s tax system is a little different to most others. If you are not generating income in Uruguay, whether you are a resident or not, you don’t need to file tax returns.

Taxes in Uruguay

Uruguay’s tax system is a little different to most others. If you are not generating income in Uruguay, whether you are a resident or not, you don’t need to file tax returns.

Tax obligations for foreigners

Sales tax (IVA)

VAT—or IVA as it is called in Uruguay—is charged on most items except for books. VAT is mainly 22% and 10% for occasional items.

Property taxes

Getting tax residency

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