As part of my continuing project to classify countries that I visit according to hidden and disclosed VAT's, I have two more to report. In both Chile and Argentina, the VAT is not separately disclosed on receipts. Here are receipts from each country. In Argentina it appears that the registration number is disclosed. My Chile hotel bill has a curious stamp indicating that it is a "statement of export." My skepticism is that services rendered entirely within Chile are not "exports."
Mr. Zamora, with whom I spoke at the Ministry of Economics in Santiago, indicated that the government was considering a requirement to separately disclose the VAT in Chile.
The FairTax, at Section 505 of Title II, requires the tax to be separately stated and collected.
I attach a spreadsheet of countries I have visited over the past few years. The spreadsheet shows which countries have disclosed and hidden VATs. If you care to send me this information about countries you visit, I will be glad to add them to the list and share the results.
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