Get 16% Discount on 2013 Mexico Meetings and Events
INTERNATIONAL MEETING PLANNERS: SAVE 16% ON YOUR NEXT MEXICO MEETING THROUGH THE "TAX FEE" MEETINGS EXEMPTION.
Here are some tips for applying for this promotion with your service provider or hotel:
5 Tips for Getting “Tasa 0” Right
- This is not a reimbursement :Which is to say, you don’t pay the money and get it back, as is sometimes the case with VAT promotions for tourists where you get your sales tax back at the airport. In this case, you will never be charged the 16% (or 10% in coastal and border areas).
- It starts and ends with the Venue: All services (excluding some transportation such as flights) for which you receive the tax benefit must be booked through the hotel or venue with which you sign the contract. You will want the Venue to subcontract other required services, such as lighting and audio, meals, entertainment, etc. You can tell the hotel what you want, but it has to show up on their bill.
- Paperwork is the Key: In order to receive the benefit, ALL participants in the meetings must provide the following: copy of their passport and tourist visa and must sign a registration book for the event. If some of your participants do not provide this information, you will be charged tax on their expenses (rooms, meals, etc.).
- Payment from Abroad: The payment must be made with a non-Mexican credit card or wire transfer. In some cases, these payments can be made to local PCOs, but restrictions apply and you need to make certain it is done properly.
- Not for Incentives, But...: Technically, this promotion is not for incentive travel. It is for conventions, business meetings, congresses, fairs and exhibitions. However, a total of four days, two prior and two post, are covered by the tax free period. Therefore, if you organize well, you can give your employees up to four days of relaxation, tax free. In fact, the tax savings for the event itself may go a long way to covering a few days of relaxation for deserving employees or clients.