IVA getting bad press

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IVA getting bad press

Post by mem » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am

Merciless IVA. There should be some exceptions for the 19% wallop...like ahem personal medical equipment in personal use quantities (not reseller quantities obviously)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... chair.html

Feel bad for this poor family

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Re: IVA getting bad press

Post by admin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:15 am

i always find it amazing that the crazy ass lefty socialist and comunist in chile will claim they are pro-poor and working class in chile, but will not touch the golden IVA cow when it comes to reform.

sales taxes are notorious burden on the poor and working class vs. the rich.

there is also a mountainn of things that are realy capital goods that chile does not produce that should be iva tax exempt. computers for instance. paying 19% mpre for a laptop for your kid's education, or for a small buisness, etc, would go a long way to promoting technology use in chile and productivity.
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Post by admin » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:20 am

mem wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:08 am
Merciless IVA. There should be some exceptions for the 19% wallop...like ahem personal medical equipment in personal use quantities (not reseller quantities obviously)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... chair.html

Feel bad for this poor family
that whole story smells however. loosing your house over import iva that is owed? not likly.
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Re: IVA getting bad press

Post by Space Cat » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:21 am

Yep, Sweden became a tech hub by recycling business devices to individuals with some tax exemptions. Lots of Swedish kids got a bit dated but powerful computers in the 90s-00s.

Meanwhile, Chile still has prohibitive costs on everything but crappy phones. Good luck creating anything beyond Instagram photos on a phone.

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Re: IVA getting bad press

Post by mem » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:22 am

To be fair...it seems the customs service has been somewhat lenient with the family.

1) they let them take the chair from customs without paying in 2011 with only the promise to pay in the "distant future"

2) apparently the distant future is now, so 7 years to pay 1100 USD. Not bad for an interest free loan : ) but the tax should have been waived anyway so meh...

I can't imagine ever getting anything out of customs without paying first, so it shows at least some heart for Chile.

I think if the family or friend did a GoFundMe for this it would raise the money and probably a lot more in a heartbeat.

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Re: IVA getting bad press

Post by 41southchile » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:44 pm

admin wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:15 am
i always find it amazing that the crazy ass lefty socialist and comunist in chile will claim they are pro-poor and working class in chile, but will not touch the golden IVA cow when it comes to reform.

sales taxes are notorious burden on the poor and working class vs. the rich.

there is also a mountainn of things that are realy capital goods that chile does not produce that should be iva tax exempt. computers for instance. paying 19% mpre for a laptop for your kid's education, or for a small buisness, etc, would go a long way to promoting technology use in chile and productivity.
If you start creating exemptions for certain things then you start getting everyone trying to find the loop holes and game the system and it creates confusion . The reason IVA works so well is because there are so few exceptions which makes it simple to collect. There sounds like more to this story alright.
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