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May 5, 2021

Argentine federal tax authorities issue procedure for registering real estate projects for the promotional regime for construction and access to housing

The resolution establishes the rules eligible companies and individuals applying for the promotional regime for construction must follow to register real estate projects and access the voluntary disclosure program for local and foreign currency that will be invested in real estate projects and was previously undeclared.

On 27 April 2021, the Argentine federal tax authorities (AFIP) published, in the Official Gazette, Resolution 4976/2021 (Resolution 4976), which sets forth the procedure individuals and companies must follow to register real estate projects for the promotional regime for construction. It also establishes the procedure for declaring local and foreign currency under the voluntary disclosure program. For more information on this regime, see EY Global Tax Alert, Argentina enacts tax incentives and voluntary disclosure program to promote construction and access to housing, dated 23 March 2021.


On 12 March 2021, Argentina enacted Law 27,613, which established a promotional regime for construction with two different incentives: tax incentives for construction and a voluntary disclosure program for local and foreign currency to be invested in real estate projects in Argentina. Decree 244, issued on 18 April 2021, established that the AFIP will be in charge of implementing the registry for investors to report the details of real estate projects eligible for the promotional regime.

Resolution 4976

Resolution 4976 establishes the procedure for the registration of real estate projects included in the promotional regime and for declaring local and foreign currency to be invested in construction projects.

Registration of real estate projects

Eligible individuals and companies must register real estate projects that began on or after 12 March 2021, or were less than 50% completed as of that date. Individuals and companies must register the projects through the “Real Estate Projects Registry” (REPI) service on the AFIP’s website. Before the projects can be registered, investors must report the project’s address in the “Registry System” service under the "Works Under Construction” section.

If the real estate project is begun before 12 March 2021, taxpayers must prove that the project is less than 50% completed by submitting an opinion of a licensed professional competent in the matter, with the signature certified by the competent professional authority. For projects initiated on 12 March 2021 and thereafter, investors must attach the same information they submitted to the competent real estate authorities or an opinion of a licensed professional with the signature certified by the competent professional authority.

Real estate projects that have been accepted will be granted a “Real Estate Project Registration Code” (COPI) and a “Proof of Project Registration.”

Voluntary disclosure program for local and foreign currency to be invested in construction projects

Resolution 4976 requires eligible companies that participate in the voluntary disclosure program for local and foreign currency to comply with the “Voluntary Disclosure Program to Reactivate Construction.” In addition, the resolution establishes the due dates for filing Form 1130 and paying the special tax due on the declared funds credited to the Special Deposit and Cancellation Account for Argentine Construction (CECON.Ar):

  • Funds deposited from 12 March 2021 to 10 May 2021: 31 May 2021
  • Funds deposited from 11 May 2021 to 9 June 2021: 30 June 2021
  • Funds deposited from 10 June 2021 to 9 July 2021: 9 July 2021

Individuals and companies complying with the voluntary disclosure program must report the COPI and the amount of the investment made by 31 March 2023 or within six months of investing all the declared funds in real estate projects, whichever is earlier.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following: 

Pistrelli, Henry Martin & Asociados S.R.L., Buenos Aires

Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center, New York

Ernst & Young Abogados, Latin American Business Center, Madrid

Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London

Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific


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