If you are aware of what you pay for your digital services in Mexico, you will know that since June 2020 the companies that provide them and that do not have their residence in our country are obliged to find out the 16% VAT, just as national providers do.

This obligation was part of a reform to Value Added Tax Law, whose explanatory statement was related to low tax collection.

Hence, throughout these months we have seen increases in the prices of foreign digital services that operate in Mexico, such as Netflix, PlayStation Store and Nintendo eShop.

And now, to provide transparency on the subject, the Government of Mexico reported through the Official Gazette of the Federation (DOF) which are the foreign providers of digital services that already registered in the Federal Taxpayers Registry to find out the VAT.

Companies like Apple, Nintendo, Microsoft, Facebook Y Riot Games, and platforms like Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, Zoom, Airbnb, DiDi Y Clear Video These are just some of those that are part of the list published in the DOF, and the absence of Sony is striking, a company that since the reform came into force began to charge VAT to PlayStation Store users.

At the time of writing this note (November 11, 2020), this is the complete list published by the DOF, whose information cutoff was on October 30:

  1. Alexa Internet
  2. Airbnb Ireland Unlimited Company
  3. Acorn Media Group, INC.
  4. Amazon Services Europe S.A R.L.
  5. Amazon Services International, INC.
  6. Amazon.com Services LLC
  7. Apple
  8. Bloomberg Finance L.P.
  9. Coursera, Inc.
  10. Carrentals.com
  11. Msci Limited
  12. Clear Video
  13. DiDi Mobility Information Technology PTE. LTD.
  14. Expedia
  15. Expedia Lodging Partner Services SARL
  16. Expedia Local Expert
  17. Ea Swiss Sarl
  18. Fender Digital LLC
  19. Funimation Global Group, LLC
  20. Facebook Payments International Limited
  21. Faceboook Technologies Ireland Limited
  22. Hotmart B.V.
  23. HBO Digital Latin America LLC
  24. Homeaway.com, INC.
  25. Huawei Services (Hong Kong) CO., Limited
  26. Homeaway
  27. IMDb.com, INC.
  28. Linkedin
  29. Microsoft Corporation
  30. Msci Esg Research (UK) Limited
  31. The Mind Hub Company, S.L.
  32. Moco Studios Private Limited
  33. Nintendo Of America INC.
  34. Netflix International B.V.
  35. NBA Properties, INC.
  36. Overtier
  37. Riot Games, INC.
  38. Of the year, INC.
  39. Rebuilding Technology PTE. LTD
  40. Spotify AB
  41. Sportradar Ag
  42. Socialbakers A.S.
  43. S&P Opco, LLC
  44. Social Online Payments Limited
  45. Uber BV
  46. Vorwerk
  47. Verticales Intercom, Limited Company
  48. Zoom Video Communications, INC