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Mexico proposes regional VAT

  • Sep 24, 2011 | Richard Asquith

Mexico proposes regional VAT

A new budget presented to the parliament includes provisions to permit Mexican States to levy regional VAT on top of Federal VAT.

The Mexican VAT is currently 16%. The new package would allow an additional local consumption tax of up to 5%.

The ‘place of supply’ rules would mirror those of the European Union VAT system. The local tax would be incurred in the location of dispatch for goods, and the location of performance for services. Most financial services would be exempt from Local VAT.

The implementation date would be 2012. The final decision on approval of the proposal is with Congress.

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 can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.