Mexico: List of 155 registered foreign providers of digital services (as of 30 June 2022)
A list of foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes in Mexico
A list of foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes
The tax administration on 13 July 2022 published a list (Spanish) of the 155 foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes in Mexico as of 30 June 2022.
With the most recent report, 14 new entities were added to the list.
The digital services tax rules introduced value added tax (VAT) obligations with regard to digital services provided through an online platform. With the introduction of this requirement—effective 1 June 2020—foreign residents and companies without a permanent establishment in Mexico and that provide digital services to recipients located in Mexico:
- Must register with the taxpayer registry (Registro Federal de Contribuyentes—RFC)
- Must obtain a tax identification number
- Must comply with certain other formalities
- Must collect VAT
Also, under these rules, the tax administration is required to publish during the first 10 days of January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year, the list of foreign residents providing digital services that are registered in Mexico.
If the foreign service provider is not registered, the burden to remit VAT shifts to the recipients of the digital services. The recipient must pay the VAT through a reverse-change mechanism.
The tax administration can temporarily block internet access to foreign digital service providers that are not registered, do not appoint a legal representative or do not provide a Mexican domicile. This sanction also applies when the foreign resident fails to file three consecutive tax returns or two quarterly information returns. Read TaxNewsFlash
Entities providing digital services in Mexico need to determine if they are subject to the registration rules and need to register and comply with tax obligations to avoid potential actions by the tax administration.
For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional in Mexico:
Antonio Zuazua | +52 (81) 8122-1938 | email@example.com
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