It is important to pay attention to the information provided by social prosperitysince subsidies will continue to be given from the social programs established by the Colombian government to mitigate the economic effects generated by the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with the official schedule. One of these programs is VAT refund 2023, whose details on how to apply for the benefit and the necessary requirements are available in an article by Depor. If you are interested in receiving this subsidy, it is essential that you pay attention to the relevant information.
On what dates do you deliver the 2023 VAT Refund?
According to the information provided by Prosperidad Social, the disbursement of cycle 12 of the VAT Refund began on December 21, 2022. The beneficiary households received a transfer of $80,000 corresponding to cycles 10, 11 and 12 of last year. The term established for the disbursement of these payments will end on January 10, 2023. To guarantee payment to all beneficiaries, the National Government allocated more than 187,000 million pesos.
In accordance with government guidelines, households that are beneficiaries of the program will be informed by text message about the availability of payment at SuperGiros payment points and its network of allies.
María Fernanda Penilla Quintero, who is in charge of the Social Welfare area, warned the beneficiaries who have not yet received their payment to be attentive, since Prosperidad Social will make the transfer corresponding to the current payment cycle and, in case it is necessary for their homes, it will also include pending payments for cycles 10 and 11 of 2022.
How to know if you agree to the VAT Refund?
In order to be a beneficiary of the VAT Refund, it is necessary to be registered in the Sisbén, since this is the means used by the Government to identify the most needy families. Therefore, it is important to update the Sisbén data well in advance if you wish to opt for this benefit. However, it is important to note that the Sisbén office is not responsible for granting the subsidy itself.
If you want to verify if you are a beneficiary of the program, you can enter your identification number in the option “check here if you are a beneficiary”. You can also contact the number 01-8000-95-1100, which is available nationwide, for more information about your status as a beneficiary.
It is important to note that in order to obtain information on whether you are a beneficiary of the VAT Refund through the website, you must first update your data in Sisbén IV.
VAT refund: what to do to collect via SuperGIROS?
Households participating in the program will receive a text message informing them about the availability of the transfer at SuperGIROS payment points and its network of allies throughout Colombia. Regarding payment, the amounts corresponding to the current cycle and, if necessary, any accumulated payments from cycles 10 and 11 of 2022 that have not yet been collected.
It is essential to take into account that when receiving the transfer at the payment points, it is important that the beneficiaries verify the money in the presence of the cashier, request the corresponding receipt and confirm that the amount received matches the value indicated on the receipt.