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Colombian Government Agrees to Smaller Dividend Tax Hike in Bill

Sept. 19, 2022, 10:16 PM

Colombian Finance Minister Jose Antonio Ocampo speaks to reporters in Bogota.

  • Dividends to be taxed at an effective rate of between 0% and 20% under new proposal; in original bill, top rate was 39%
  • Tax rate on windfall gains to be 15%, though not for lotteries
  • Gasoline price to rise 200 pesos per gallon from Oct.
  • New proposals come after meetings with lawmakers
  • Congress needs to pass bill for it to become law, and it would take effect on Jan. 1

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