Colombia issues tax havens list: four things to note for those doing business in Colombia

By John Guarin

Colombia has issued its list of tax havens — an act that will negatively affect the tax effects of doing business in Colombia from or through any of these tax haven jurisdictions.

The Tax Havens list was issued under Regulatory Decree 2193, dated 7 October 2013 (RG), and triggers a number of related effects, which come into force on 1 January 2014.

There is a second list included in the RG that is referred to as the Transitory List, which sets out the jurisdictions with which Colombia is currently negotiating exchange of tax information agreements. Jurisdictions on the Transitory List are excluded from the related effects summarised here for the time being. Both lists will be reviewed annually as of the date of issuance of the RG…

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