Mexico Provides Relief to VAT Taxpayers Affected by Earthquake

Ramón Frias
October 5, 2017

The Mexican President has issued a Decree by which taxpayers that were affected by the earthquake of September 19 in the municipalities of the states of Guerrero, Mexico, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, as well as in Mexico City, will be allowed to pay the VAT due on transactions carried out during the months of September, October, November and December of 2017, in three deferred payments equally proportioned between January and March 2018.


The Decree further provides that taxpayers in the agricultural and fishing industries will be allowed to file their VAT return on a monthly basis. The Decree also includes other incentives and reliefs related to the income tax of that country, as well some mechanisms to ensure the rapid refund of the VAT to affected taxpayers. 

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Ramón Frias

Ramon is a Tax Counsel on the Regulatory Analysis team at Sovos. He is licensed to practice law in the Dominican Republic and is a member of the Dominican Bar Association. He has a Certificate Degree from Harvard University as well as a J.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. Ramon has written a number of essays about tax administration and has won the first prize in the international essays contest sponsored by the Inter American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT). Prior to joining Sovos, Ramon worked for more than 10 years in the Department of Revenue of the Dominican Republic where he served as Deputy Director. He is proficient in French and Spanish.
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