• Tax

    In collaboration with a leading local accountancy firm, OBG provides an overview of the tax system, including information on corporate, sales and income taxes. Other topics include repatriation of profits, capital movements, investment incentives, Customs duties and free zones.
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During 2017 the economy experienced moderate growth, mainly due to dynamic consumer activity. Despite the fact that GDP is forecast to grow at a rate of 2.3% in 2018, up from 1.5% the previous year, Mexico is set to face some economic challenges in 2018. Trade negotiations between the US and Canada, as well as the federal elections in July...

 

Recent decades have seen a downward trend in corporate taxation, with headline corporate tax rates falling by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. The average for advanced economies dipped to 22% in 2015, and investment incentives have further reduced effective rates for transnational corporations. After the 2007-08 global financial...

 

In 2017 Mexico’s GDP grew by 1.5%. GDP growth of 2.3% is expected in 2018. The latter compares positively against the projected average of Latin America economies, although it is lower than what was expected from the implementation of the structural reforms described below.

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Mexico 2018

This chapter provides an overview of Mexico’s tax regime, covering areas of particular interest to investors such as individual and corporate tax liabilities, tax treaties, free trade agreements, and other investor considerations. This chapter contains an interview with Ricardo González Orta, Partner, Deloitte México.

Driven by an ongoing process of economic opening since the 1990s, Mexico has established a solid macroeconomic base. Structural reforms have improved the country’s trade flows, helped to soften the impact of a gradual slowdown in hydrocarbons production and exports, and enabled manufacturing-led economic diversification and regional integration.

 

Taxation is not a very politically popular area. We are therefore pleased about the political will displayed by the current administration in overhauling the country’s 20-year-old tax system. A series of tax reform packages have been laid out under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) strategy, with the first of five such...