Colombia

Law 1819/2016 on tax deductions for renewables and carbon tax

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2016
Article 235-2 of the law deals with tax exemptions from January 10th, 2018, onward. Legal exceptions referred to in article 26 of the Tax Statute include (paragraph 7) the sale of electric power generated based on wind energy, biomass or agricultural waste, solar, geothermal or seas, according to the definitions of Law 1715 of 2014 and Decree 2755 of 2003, made only by generating companies, for a term of fifteen years, from the year 2017, provided that the following requirements are met: a) Process, obtain and sell certificates of emission of carbon dioxide in accordance with the terms of the Kyoto protocol; b) That at least 50% of the resources obtained from the sale of said certificates be invested in works of social benefit in the region where the generator operates. The investment that entitles the benefit will be made according to the proportion of each municipality affected by the construction and operation of the generating plant.
 
Part nine of the law (articles 221 to 223) also institutes a national carbon tax. This was added by Decree 1625 /2016.

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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