Mexico: List of 177 registered foreign providers of digital services (as of 31 December 2022)

A list of 177 foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes

A list of 177 foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes

The tax administration on 12 January 2023 published a list (Spanish) of the 177 foreign providers of digital services that are registered for tax purposes in Mexico as of 31 December 2022.

With the most recent report, 15 new entities were added to the list.

VAT requirements

The digital services tax rules introduced value added tax (VAT) obligations regarding digital services provided through an online platform. With the introduction of this requirement—effective 1 June 2020—foreign residents and companies without a permanent establishment in Mexico and that provide digital services to recipients located in Mexico must:

  • Register with the taxpayer registry (Registro Federal de Contribuyentes—RFC)
  • Appoint a legal representative
  • Collect VAT
  • Comply with certain other formalities
  • For intermediaries of digital services, withhold VAT and income tax from Mexican individuals and issue e-invoicing of withholding (CFDI de retención)

Also, under these rules, the tax administration is required to publish during the first 10 days of January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year, the list of foreign residents providing digital services that are registered in Mexico.

The tax administration can temporarily block internet access to foreign digital service providers that are not registered, do not appoint a legal representative or do not provide a Mexican domicile. This sanction also applies when the foreign resident fails to file three consecutive tax returns or two quarterly information returns. Read TaxNewsFlash

KPMG observation

Entities providing digital services in Mexico need to determine if they are subject to the registration rules and need to register and comply with tax obligations to avoid potential actions by the tax administration.

For more information, contact a KPMG tax professional in Mexico:

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