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Tax collection and remittance by Airbnb in Mexico

We know taxes aren’t everyone’s favorite, so we’ve broken it down to make it easier for you.

Value Added Tax (VAT) collection and remittance by Airbnb in Mexico

Guests who book Airbnb listings located in Mexico may be subject to 16% of Value Added Tax (VAT), a tax that is paid to the Federal Government.

For example, if you book an accommodation at a total price of $1,000 (accommodation plus cleaning fee) you may expect to pay a VAT of $160 (VAT = 16%), along with any additional occupancy taxes.

Occupancy taxes collection and remittance by Airbnb in Mexico

Occupancy taxes are paid to the state governments and rates vary between states. At Airbnb, we collect and remit the occupancy tax in some states.

For example, if the listing is located in the state of Baja California and you book an accommodation at a price of $1,000, you will be expected to pay an Occupancy tax of $50 (Occupancy tax = 5%) , along with any additional cleaning fees and VAT.

Please see below for more information regarding the rates for each state where Airbnb collects and remits.

Baja California (Norte)

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Baja California (Norte), Mexico will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

Baja California Sur

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Baja California Sur, Mexico will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

Estado de Mexico

Starting April 1, 2019, guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Estado de Mexico, Mexico will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

Mexico City

Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Mexico City, Mexico will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

    Oaxaca

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Oaxaca, Mexico will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    Quintana Roo

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Quintana Roo, Mexico will pay the following taxes as part of their reservation:

    Sinaloa

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Sinaloa, Mexico will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    Yucatan

    Guests who book Airbnb listings that are located in Yucatan, Mexico will pay the following tax as part of their reservation:

    Find out more about how occupancy tax collection and remittance by Airbnb works.

    Note: Hosts located in these areas are responsible for assessing all other tax obligations, including state and city jurisdictions. Hosts with listings in these areas should also review their agreement with Airbnb under the Terms of Service and familiarize themselves with the Occupancy Tax provisions which allow us to collect and remit taxes on their behalf and explains how the process works. Under those provisions, hosts instruct and authorize Airbnb to collect and remit Occupancy Taxes on their behalf in jurisdictions where Airbnb decides to facilitate such collection. If a host believes applicable laws exempt the host from collecting a tax that Airbnb collects and remits on the host's behalf, the host has agreed that, by accepting the reservation, the host is waiving that exemption. If a host does not want to waive an exemption the host believes exists, the host should not accept the reservation.

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