The head of the Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, assured that users and distributors will not be affected by the proposal to create a new 2% tax on parcel companies and digital platforms for home delivery services.
“It is very important that both users and distributors know, it is not them, it is the companies,” said the local official at a press conference.
Precisely, this week the Income Law from 2022, as well as the reform to Tax Code, the latter proposes the addition of a new article 307 TER, which establishes a charge of 2% of the total amount (of sales), before taxes, for each delivery of natural or legal persons that operate applications and digitals aimed at the delivery of parcels, food, provisions or any type of merchandise in the territory of the capital.
“As long as they act as intermediaries, promoters or facilitators, for which they must pay monthly for the use and exploitation of the infrastructure of Mexico City 2% of the total charge for each delivery made”, it reads in the document delivered by the Secretariat of Administration and Finance.
This regulation would impact all platforms for the delivery of parcels, food, groceries or any type of merchandise, highlighting logistics companies (Amazon, Mercado Libre, Estafeta, Fedex) and home delivery platforms (Rappi, Uber Eats, DiDi Food, Fair, iVoy).
Regarding the reason for implementing this new local tax, the document elaborates that this is due to the fact that the new digital business models have had an increase in Mexico City and therefore they must contribute to this entity through use.
“All these applications, practically all the resource is taken out of the country. There is a very important part that needs to be invested in the city, because the city is used as part of the distribution and maintenance that is required of public spaces, avenues, and roads, “said Sheinbaum Pardo.
The head of the local Secretariat of Administration and Finance, Luz Elena González EscobarHe explained that terms were established that prevent companies from transferring the collection of the new tax.
“Care was taken in the presentation of the code that the tax was not transferable,” said the official.
In the same way
Sheinbaum Pardo recalled that this type of tax on digital services has already been made in the capital of the country, precisely it began with the hospitality sector.
“In 2019, we reached an agreement with Airbnb, so that platforms like this one, for accommodation, will also pay taxes as established hotels do (…) In the case of Uber and all platforms, it has already existed for some time. time in the city, that goes to a trust, ”he said.
“We are simply replicating the rest of the platforms and it is through their statements. So, it is not transferable, neither to final consumers nor to platform workers ”, added Luz Elena.
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