IVA on hotel charge

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IVA on hotel charge

Post by passport » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:02 pm

Is IVA payment due when a Chilean hotel takes payment in USD? Just got charged IVA contrary to my belief that I didn't have to pay it.

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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:28 pm

IVA lodging exemption not applicable to residents, citizens or tourist who have been in Chile more than 59 days.

Also, in order to offer it, the lodging establishment must register with SII. And even if they can offer it, they don't have to offer it.
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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by passport » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:29 pm

So, less than 59 days should be exempt. Will take it up with the hotel operator, or Master Card failing that.

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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:30 pm

Read my addition.
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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by passport » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:31 pm

I'm sure they're registered. Question then will be - why didn't you offer the exemption?

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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by El Chupacabra » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:39 pm

Did you book through a website? I have found that when you book through a website most of the time IVA is not included, and always states that IVA will be added.
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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:40 pm

If they can and do offer it, they will make a copy of your passport and your tourist card or perhaps the stamp since they got rid of the "card".

If they can't or won't, make sure you get a numbered boleta to make sure they pay IVA to SII.
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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by passport » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:43 pm

I didn't book through a website, but my friends made the booking. WIll check with them. Probably no mention was made about dollars at the time of booking. The invoice does say "Factura Exportacion" - does that indicate that they are paying IVA on the transaction?

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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by HybridAmbassador » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:49 pm

Last time in Chile, my dear EEUU-San had booked me a stay at a place closer to the Shogun Japanese restaurant. There the Hotel men asked to copy my Passport for IVA waiver reason. Some place go and serve the tourist without even me asking!
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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by Britkid » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:31 pm

As a general rule I've only seen this at an international or high end place, like a 4-star hotel, or something not too far from that anyway. I have tried asking for it when I stayed in cabins or cheaper hotels, but never had any luck yet.

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Re: IVA on hotel charge

Post by papageno » Sat May 20, 2017 3:36 pm

And still others will charge IVA when you pay with a credit card, but not if you pay in cash. ..

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