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December 04, 2020

The rise was included in the 2021 National Budget passed by the Congress 

Argentina approves 150 percent increase in online gaming tax

Argentina approves 150 percent increase in online gaming tax
With 139 votes in favor, 20 against, and 83 votes withheld, the Chamber of Deputies approved a National Budget that includes an increase from 2 percent to 5 percent in the online gambling tax rate in force.
Argentina | 11/20/2020

The Argentine Chamber of Deputies —the National Congress’ lower house— passed the National budget drafted by Economy Minister Martín Guzmán which included an increase (from 2 percent to 5 percent) in the current online gambling tax rate in 2021.

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conomy Minister Martín Guzmán thanked the Congress for supporting his budget, which he considered a "key step in our journey: a nation that grows and that provides jobs and certainties."

"Our economy’s recovery with macroeconomic stability is our horizon and the budget, our tool; and the key element in our strategy."

With 139 votes in favor, 20 against, and 83 votes withheld, the Chamber of Deputies approved a National Budget that includes an increase from 2 percent to 5 percent in the online gambling tax rate in force.

The tax will be levied on any betting transaction made online, while the rate will be 10 percent on those operators based in countries with low or inexistent taxation rates, aka, "tax havens."

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