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  • Pay your taxes now to SAT or lose big time

    Pay your taxes now to SAT or lose big time I have talked to many clients and they have work papers and are registered to pay taxes but do not understand the new tax system. People who were previously small business owners under the REPECO scheme used to file and pay their taxes bimonthly with […]

  • Real Estate Appraisals in Mexico.

    Real Estate Appraisals in Mexico. Here in Mexico we have three types of real estate appraisals. They are Tax (Catastral), Bank (Bancaria) and Commercial (Comercial). All appraisers must be licensed and most are engineers or architects who have postgraduate courses and state licenses and are also “peritos” or experts. TAX OR CATASTRAL APPRAISAL The Tax […]

  • Jalisco driving guide for 2014

    I have updated the driving guide for 2014. This version is the state version as the federal laws have changed extensively so I will make a separate federal driving guide and publish it within 2 weeks or so. Please check out this new update and give me your comments. www.chapalalaw.com/Driving.pdf

  • Reformaron el Art. 4 de la CPEUM

    Reformaron el Art. 4 de la CPEUM, ahora los registros y 1a acta de los ninos son gratis, los estados tienen 6 meses para reformar sus leyes. Today Mexico published changes to Article 4 of its constitution eliminating fees to register a child born in Mexico and giving a copy of the first birth certificate […]

  • Mexico Timeshare Real Estate Scams Victimizing People

    Timeshare Real Estate Scams Victimizing People Multiple scams have been identified recently that have already cost people tens of thousands of dollars of their retirement savings. The scams, which seem to be copycats of each other, involve approaching people who own Mexican timeshare real estate by phone calls, mail or by email, and pretending to […]

  • The SAT blacklist is out.

    SAT (Servicio de Administración Tributaria), Mexico’s Tax Agency is delivering their promise to make public a list of people and companies who are unable to be located as well as who have tax debts and also companies who sell fake facturas or are involved with money laundering (Articles 69 and 69-B of the Federal Tax […]

  • New unaccompanied minors rule

    Today Mexico published in the DOF new rules for minors leaving Mexico who are unaccompanied or with an adult who is not their parent or guardian. The publication will take effect in 30 days and mentions a possible official permission form which would need to be notarized, apostilled or legalized and translated (if not in […]

  • Major Changes to Mexican Tax Law

    Very extensive reforms have been made to Mexico´s tax laws and have been finalized in November, 2013 and will become effective on January 1, 2014 not giving give people a lot of time to prepare. No, and that’s going to be a problem. First, because all the appointment times at the SAT offices (Mexico’s tax […]