The initiative for a new tax on digital platforms for food and merchandise shipments in CDMX violates international agreements, Internet and transportation associations allege

On Monday, the government of Mexico City seeks, through the Secretariat of Administration and Finance, to collect a 2% tax on sales of merchandise and food delivery applications.

Thus, platforms such as Uber Eats, DiDi Food, Rappi, Jüsto, Jokr, Amazon and others would be affected. However, internet and transport associations have already responded to this initiative.

The Internet MX Association (AIMX), the National Private Transport Association (ANTP), the Mexico Fintech Association (FTMX), Coparmex Mexico City, the Mexican Online Sales Association (AMVO), the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry ( Canacintra) and other business organizations reject that proposal. The lien must still be discussed in the Mexico City Congress no later than December 15.

The organizations and associations expressed their concern about this initiative because it would create a new tax. In fact, for mobility companies like Uber, DiDi or Beat, it would mean another tax in addition to the 1.5% they already pay per trip.

The amendment initiative falls on article 307 ter of the Mexico City Tax Code for fiscal year 2022.

“The tax generates a direct negative impact on the economy of the thousands of businesses and distributors that depend on these platforms,” ​​said the organizations.

Although it has not yet been decided whether this new tax will be approved for digital merchandise delivery platforms, the organizations give reasons to object.

“This new tax is clearly unconstitutional, illegal, discriminatory and discretionary,” they noted. Additionally, it represents:

“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 harms the digital economy,” highlighted the associations.

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