Industry rejects 2% tax on digital platforms in CDMX

Nine industry associations rejected the proposal for a 2% tax on delivery services managed through technology platforms made by the government of Mexico City as part of the 2022 Economy Package. According to the associations, which represent companies such as Rappi, Uber and Didi, this tax will generate “a direct negative impact on the economy of the thousands of businesses and distributors that depend on these platforms.”

The Mexico Internet Association (AIMX), the Latin American Internet Association (ALAI), the Mexican Online Sales Association (AMVO), the Mexico Fintech Association (FTMX), the National Private Transportation Association (ANTP), the Employers’ Confederation of the Republic Mexicana CDMX (COPARMEX), the Confederation of Industrial Chambers of the United Mexican States (CONCAMIN), the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology, AC (COMCE) and the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (CANACINTRA) signed a joint statement in which they expressed their concern about this proposal presented as part of the CDMX Income Law.

“A local tax for using the streets is unprecedented and unconstitutional, it goes against the principle of tax equity and is also a measure that damages the digital economy, limiting the creation of economic and social value, which, beyond benefitting end users and consumers affects them to a great extent ”, warned the organizations.

The CDMX government presented to the local congress a proposal to add article 3017 TER to the city’s Tax Code through which a tax of 2% of the “total amount (of sales), before taxes, is charged for each delivery of natural or legal persons that operate, use and / or administer applications and / or computer platforms for control, programming and / or geolocation on fixed or mobile devices, through which users can contract the delivery of parcels, food, food or any type of merchandise with delivery in the territory of the capital ”.

According to the statement from the industry associations, the new tax “will increase costs for businesses, restaurants, payment platforms, logistics, last mile, home sales and online markets (marketplaces), among other platforms. intermediaries, promoters and facilitators ”.

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