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October 15, 2021

Uruguay extends COVID-19 tax relief measures for certain taxpayers to 31 October 2021

Law No. 19,989 extends to 31 October 2021, the corporate income tax and net wealth tax exemptions, originally enacted through Law No. 19,956.

On 1 October 2021, Uruguay enacted Law No. 19,989, which extends the exemptions for corporate income tax and net wealth tax advanced payments to 31 October 2021. The law will go into effect 10 days after its publication date in the Official Gazette (1 October 2021). For details on the previous extension, see EY Global Tax Alert, Uruguayan Tax Authority extends due dates for certain taxpayers, dated 28 July 2021.

The exemptions were originally enacted as part of the COVID-19 relief measures in Law No. 19,956 (see EY Global Tax Alert, Uruguay expands COVID-19 tax relief measures, dated 1 July 2021). The exemptions applied to advanced payments of corporate income tax and net wealth tax accrued from January through June 2021. 

Under Law No. 19,989, the exemptions will apply to corporate income tax and net wealth tax advanced payments accrued from July to October 2021.

The extension applies to the following taxpayers:

  1. The organization of parties and events
  2. The organization and holding of national and international congresses
  3. Travel agencies
  4. Ground transportation for groups and tourist excursions, taxi services and car rental services
  5. Cinemas, film distributors and theaters
  6. Accommodation and meals provided by hotels, hostels, motels, ranches and camping resorts, restaurants, canteens, coffee shops, bars, pubs and food trucks
  7. Artists and related non-advertising activities
  8. Rental, service and support of filming equipment, and provision of audiovisual services for non-advertising events generally
  9. Sports education, as well as the administration of other types of sports facilities and sports club activities


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

EY Uruguay, Montevideo

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

Ernst & Young Abogados, Latin America 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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