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Mexican Tax Authority and Accounting Requirements

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-10-10 20:01:06
Mexican Tax Authority and Accounting Requirements

For several years now, the Mexican tax authority (known as SAT for its name in Spanish) has been investing important sums to modernize its structure and develop tools to better monitor taxpayers doing business in Mexico. Probably its most important tool has been its investment in information technology. Today, taxpayers are controlled by the expenses they make, the revenue they record, their bank accounts, and their credit cards with just a few clicks in a computer. Electronic filing.- Since 2017, companies had to file their initial chart of accounts adjusted to a catalog defined by the SAT. Then, on a...


What are the tax obligations when doing business in Mexico?

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-09-18 18:04:51
What are the tax obligations when doing business in Mexico?

Corporations in Mexico are subject to multiple obligations regarding tax laws. The Mexican tax system, while not as broad as that in the US, does include plenty of reporting formats and issues to consider. Regardless of the type of business or industry, companies must observe its obligations regarding two taxes: 1) Income tax Companies must pay a 30% tax on its profits, determined from the difference between the taxable income and the authorized deductions. There are several limitations on deductions as well as specific requirements to observe in order to deduct some concepts; for example, in order to deduct the...


How To Overcome The Challenges Of Doing Business In Mexico

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-09-05 16:36:56
How To Overcome The Challenges Of Doing Business In Mexico

You legally incorporate a company in Mexico. You feel you have selected the right personnel. You set up the corporate ERP, probably even in Spanish. You train your employees in Mexico, offer them better than average compensation. And you still don’t receive the subsidiary’s information as you requested. Or in the timeline requested. So you compromise and learn to accept things as they are.   This shouldn’t be your case. Managing a company and doing business in Mexico should be easier than what you’re currently going through. Physical distance is a burden enough and having to deal with other local...


Doing Business In Mexico: Why Are Things Slower?

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-08-20 18:17:49
Doing Business In Mexico: Why Are Things Slower?

You legally incorporate a company in Mexico.  You feel you have selected the right personnel.  You set up the corporate ERP, probably even in Spanish. You train your employees in Mexico, offer them better than average compensation. And you still don’t receive the subsidiary’s information as you requested. Or in the timeline requested.  So you compromise and learn to accept things as they are.     This shouldn’t be your case.  Managing a company and doing business in Mexico should be easier than what you’re currently going through. Physical distance is a burden enough and having to deal with other local...


Misscommunication while doing business in mexico: what to do?

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-08-19 21:20:24
Misscommunication while doing business in mexico: what to do?

On top of the regular business challenges, companies with foreign subsidiaries have an added obstacle: communication. Holding companies must deal not only with geographical distance but also with cultural differences that could affect the communication between Group components and hence the Group’s operation. Thousands of transactions between businesses in the United States and Mexican business entities happen every day; both markets are narrowly linked and with a more efficient communication, operations will benefit and function smoothly. But how can companies improve these processes? 1) Set up regular reporting calendars to stay on track to reach objectives Subsidiaries must report on...


Identifying Challenges Of Doing Business In Mexico

Autor: HORACIO ROCHA 2019-08-15 15:31:07
Identifying Challenges Of Doing Business In Mexico

Countries will present different levels of difficulty to conduct business. There are countries that welcome foreign business and make it easy for them to set up shop and others that lag behind in making things easy for foreign business owners. In our opinion, Mexico would be in the middle. Mexico welcomes foreign business but not always has the best processes to make it easy to open a subsidiary. In our experience, these are some of the common complications foreigners find when trying to open their business in Mexico.   Slow bureaucratic processes   When incorporating a company in Mexico, you should...