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Mexico in the Digital Age: 7 VAT Compliance Measures to Know

Governments have rapidly adopted digital models to better collect every type of transactional tax, including value-added tax (VAT), goods and services tax (GST), and sales and use tax. The SAT (Mexico’s tax authority) is no different. Interestingly, Mexico has been a trailblazer in the digitization of tax, adopting new digital models and processes to ensure […]

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Mexico Postpones the New CFDI Cancellation Process until November 2018

During 2017, Mexico made several changes to its eInvoicing framework. In addition to the implementation of CFDI version 3.3, modifications have been made to article 29 A of the Tax Code designed to stop the practice of suppliers unilaterally cancelling CFDIs. This process is being replaced with a bilateral process in which the buyer must […]

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Mexico Postpones Electronic Invoice Cancellation Policy Change until September

Mexico’s planned process change for cancellations of electronic invoices will take effect Sept. 1 rather than in July as previously announced. The Mexican tax authority, the SAT, will require senders of electronic invoices, a document called a CDFI in Mexico, to get permission for cancellation from the party that received the invoice before the sender […]

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How to Reduce Risk and Protect Revenue In Mexico with the Digitization of Tax Administration

Invoicing in Latin America has become complex to the point of being daunting. Businesses that get electronic invoicing processes wrong could quickly grind to a halt. Mastering the eInvoicing process is critical, then, and it involves making sure that all four elements of eInvoicing are working smoothly at the same time. New regulations, most notably […]

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México lanza nuevos requisitos de contabilidad electrónica

Tras anunciar a fines de 2016 el mayor cambio en su esquema de facturación electrónica en años, México también anunció una importante actualización de su mandato de contabilidad electrónica en enero de 2017. A pesar de que el SAT, la autoridad fiscal mexicana, no anunció un cronograma específico de implementación de eContabilidad 1.3, tomó a […]

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Mexico Launches New eAccounting Requirements

After announcing the largest change to its eInvoicing schema in years in late 2016, Mexico also announced a major update to its eAccounting mandate in January 2017. Though the SAT, Mexico’s authority, did not announce a specific implementation timeline for eContibilidad 1.3, it caught businesses off-guard when it began enforcing the measures in October. The […]

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The Rationale Behind the Fiscalization of Payments in Mexico

One of the reforms implemented in 2017 which has had a significant impact for Mexico’s fiscalization is the introduction of ‘proof of payment’. This reform outlines how in certain circumstances, when a buyer’s payment is executed as part of a commercial or financial transaction, the seller has an obligation to issue and deliver an electronic […]

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“Recurso de Amparo” or Writs of Amparo filed against eContabilidad requirement in Mexico no longer a viable strategy to delay obligations

When the Miscellaneous Resolution for 2015 entered into force requiring the report of the Electronic Accounting (“eContabilidad” or eAccounting), a great number of taxpayers that considered that their constitutional rights were violated filed Amparos against this new mandate. The immediate result was that thousands of businesses received a suspension of the obligation of: Submitting or […]

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NAFTA Discussions Leave Multinationals in Mexico Uncertain

The first talks on renegotiating NAFTA begin this month, and with continual discussions of a U.S.-first trade agenda, multinational companies with operations in Mexico are left uncertain on what these talks might entail. While no one knows exactly where these negotiations may land, multinationals should have some answers by the end of 2017, as all […]

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Mexico Extends FATCA and CRS Deadlines

Along with new deadlines, Mexico tax authority releases additional CRS specifications.   The Mexican Tax Administration Service (SAT) has published additional AEOI material, including a calendar with relevant deadlines and specifications for CRS transmittals. The AEOI Calendar indicates that the FATCA and CRS testing window will now end on July 14, 2017. At that time, the production period […]

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New Deadline for Migration to CFDI 3.3 in Mexico

During 2016, Mexico started the process of updating the legally established e-invoicing format. More specifically, the xml version of the CFDI document is being updated from v3.2 to v3.3. The process had a deadline for full migration from CFDI v3.2 to CFDI v3.3 by 1 July this year. However, the Mexican Tax Administration has postponed […]

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What are the key changes in Mexican e-invoicing?

Mexico is one of the oldest pioneers in e-invoicing. With more than 10 years of experience, ~30 billion e-invoices, ~6 billion last year, it is worthwhile to see what the Tax Administration “SAT” has decided to change for the upcoming version 3.3, mandatory as of July 1st this year. As clearance gains more territory, what’s […]

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The Mexican Value Added Tax (IVA) System: A General Overview (Part I)

Overview The main indirect tax of Mexico is the Value Added Tax (locally known as IVA), which generally applies to all imports, supplies of goods, and the provision of services by a taxable person unless specifically exempted by a particular law. The tax is imposed by the federal government of Mexico and ordinarily applies on […]

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