The report’s co-author Cameron Wilson took time to speak with Finance Colombia executive editor Loren Moss about the many points covered by the report, including what to expect in the second half of Colombian President Ivan Duque’s term.
After the first COVID-19 tax holiday was condemned as irresponsible, the Colombian government is restricting electronics & appliance sales during the next two tax holidays taking place in July where shoppers will be exempt from the country's 19% VAT tax.
Colombia's "Day without Tax" may have undone in less than 24 hours the country's past three months of success in battling the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. Even if the government decides to lift curfews and restrictions, this may have been the dumbest possible way to do it.
The Colombian economy has done remarkably well over the last decade, consistently ranking among the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, but a comprehensive tax reform that promotes investment and diversifies the economy is now needed to put the country on a path toward...