Latin America in Focus
Staying ahead of cross-border operations
Latin America's emergence as a world market has been, and continues to be, accompanied by an upsurge in the complexity of laws, regulations, and practices impacting cross-border operations throughout the region. Latin America in Focus shares the latest developments with consequences for the region's tax, legal, and overall business environment—developments that businesses and individuals with investments in Latin America cannot afford to ignore.
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The decision to join the Hague apostille convention will facilitate the recognition of foreign documents in the country.
A new law changes previous modifications to the capital gains tax rates for individuals and introduces changes to the CFC rules for affiliated entities.
A ruling clarifies the tax treatment of transportation services provided by a foreign entity through a mobile app where the customer pays for the services via a credit or debit card.
Court ruling determines that cooperatives are not entities subject to Municipal Patent Tax in San José
Judicial tax court issues a ruling on the Municipality of San José's patent tax.
Amendments to the constitution, as well as relevant legislation, have opened up Mexico’s energy sector to private foreign and local investors.
An amending protocol to the treaty will implement recommendations under action 6 of the OECD’s BEPS action plan, modify certain withholding tax provisions, change the anti-deferral rule for intragroup reorganizations and make certain other modifications.
Mexican investment trusts in energy and infrastructure, commonly referred to as the “FIBRA E,” have been the subject of discussion since the new vehicle became effective in September 2015.
Additional information must be submitted to request an exemption from the alternative minimum tax, and the tax authorities will conduct a review to determine whether to grant a request.