Paraguay Delays the Application of VAT to Foreign Suppliers of Digital Services

Ramón Frias
May 29, 2020

The tax administration of Paraguay (Secretaria de Estado de Tributacion or SET) has announced that the country will be delaying for six months the application of VAT on digital services supplied by foreign non-established providers. According to the recent tax reform, a new withholding system would start to apply on July 1, 2020 to all suppliers of digital content when the customers were located in Paraguay. Financial entities and telecommunication companies used by customers to make payments or supply the related services, would be required to act as withholding and perception agents, respectively. Therefore, this system will start to apply on January 1, 2021. 

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Ramón Frias

Ramon is a Tax Counsel on the Regulatory Analysis team at Sovos. He is licensed to practice law in the Dominican Republic and is a member of the Dominican Bar Association. He has a Certificate Degree from Harvard University as well as a J.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. Ramon has written a number of essays about tax administration and has won the first prize in the international essays contest sponsored by the Inter American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT). Prior to joining Sovos, Ramon worked for more than 10 years in the Department of Revenue of the Dominican Republic where he served as Deputy Director. He is proficient in French and Spanish.
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