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New ‘green tax’ considered for Yucatán in 2022

Advertisement for Mexico’s Green Party on a city bus piping out a trail of diesel fumes. The text reads “let those...

New taxes are on the way for Yucatán in 2022

The new taxes approved by Yucatán's congress are already causing controversy. Photo: Courtesy Yucatán's Congress on Thursday approved...

Property taxes in Mérida to increase in 2022

Property taxes across Mérida are about to see a considerable increase. 

New ‘party tax’ sparks anger in Yucatán

One venue administrator who preferred to remain anonymous described the new tax as "an unjust slap in the face to businesses already on the brink of going under."

Mexico expands pensions and plans to double benefits by 2024

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks at one of his morning press conferences last week. Photo: Ismael Rosas / Eyepix Group...

Merida discounts taxes on new properties, funds arts programs

Merida’s City Council session was held by teleconference. Photo: Screengrab via Sipse Merida, Yucatan — City Council on Thursday...

Extra tax pays for security cameras in Yucatan

Photo: Diario de Yucatan Merida, Yucatan — On the last day of 2019, the state government established a...

Opinion: IRS automatically treats expats like tax cheats

Photo: Getty The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world (the other is Eritrea) that...

Higher taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sodas on the horizon in...

Mexico is advancing a sin tax in the national legislature. Photo: Getty Mexico City — The reigning Morena party...

Didi irks ride-share rivals, bucks Mexico’s tax plan

Mexico's government on Monday detailed plans to collect estimated taxes from ride-share companies, but China’s Didi said it would not take part in the arrangement.

Mexico about to announce tax deal with tech platforms

Uber drivers start their engines today in Mérida. Photo: Sipse Mexico, which has one of the lousiest tax-collection...

Merida offers numerous incentives to timely taxpayers

Discounts and insurance go to property owners who pay early.

More pressure on Airbnb property owners to pay hotel-level taxes

After persuading the state government to assess Airbnb properties a 3 percent lodging tax, the president of the local hotel association wants more.

Taqueria shutdown is a reminder to other businesses about tax compliance

If you're running a business in Yucatán, you can't refuse to facturas to your customers who qualify for them.

Tax on Airbnb rentals likely to start on Jan. 1

Regulating the growth of online rental platforms while also appeasing irate hoteliers, the state plans to begin a 3 percent tax on homeowners using the technology beginning Jan. 1. 

Belize airline drops trips here after taxes slow demand

Tropic Air suspended flights to Mérida and other cities after a tax hike made the trips substantially more expensive.

Tourism officials want a piece of Airbnb revenues

Just as the government is attempting to come to grips with Uber, the ministry of tourism is now taking a new look at app-based rentals such as Airbnb's.

U.S. expats face changes in filing rules

Expats from the U.S., who have financial accounts outside the U.S., face legal changes to reporting laws, including a new filing date.

Coke sales go down, Coke tree goes up

Efforts to discourage sugary drinks in Mexico have had some success, but Coke still means Christmas at Plaza Sendero.

Huge fines loom under new tax rules

Businesses that don't comply with new monthly electronic-filing rules face huge fines thanks to part of the 2014 Mexican tax reform.