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Mexico imposes electronic VAT invoices April 2014

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  • 01 March 2014 | Richard Asquith

Mexico imposes electronic VAT invoices April 2014

Mexico is to require all taxable persons to issue electronic invoices from 1 April 2014.

The requirement obliges Mexican businesses and VAT registered entrepreneurs to issue the Mexican VAT invoices as Comprobante Fiscal Digital por Internet (CFDI) formats, with the required digital signature.

Electronic invoices must include the following details:

  • Name and registered address of the supplier
  • Federal tax number of the supplier and the customer
  • Description, quantity and unit price of the goods or services
  • VAT rate used and calculation
  • Foreign currency rate used, if appropriate
  • Customs details for imports and exports
  • Approved digital signature.

The Mexican tax office has also made available a mobile App version of the electronic VAT invoice compiler, and can be downloaded off the SAT website.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.