Taxes are generally perceived as an inconvenient cost to pay. However, their usefulness in the development of a nation is enormous. Here, we are talking about the Visitax tourist tax introduced by the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. This tax, which is now compulsory, is the subject of much controversy today. This article will shed light on this new Mexican tax.
What is Visitax?
Visitax is a tax created by the Mexican state of Quintana Roo in April 2021. This tax applies to all foreign tourists or visitors. Better still, the Visitax Mexico tax applies to all persons travelling to the state of Quintana Roo who are over 4 years old.
Therefore, it is mandatory to pay this tax whether it is for tourism, business, health, education or any other reason besides tourism. Note that this tax is a one-off payment. You may be wondering how to obtain a Visitax receipt. It is very simple. It is quite easy and only requires three steps.
To start with, just fill in the online application form with information such as: your name, passport number, age and email address. Then pay with your credit card or PayPal account. Finally, you will receive a unique QR code via your e-mail address 1 hour after successful payment. This way you have your Visitax receipt.
Visitax: mandatory or optional
Visitax as mentioned above is mandatory for all foreigners over 4 years of age. Indeed, for all foreign visitors to Quintana Roo, it is mandatory to pay the Visitax tax. You may be wondering why this tourist tax has been introduced. This tax is mainly intended for the maintenance of the tourist sites.
Foreign visitors to the state of Quintana Roo are generally asked to show proof of payment of the tax before leaving the state. You will understand that without having paid the taxes in advance, it is impossible to provide proof.
It should also be noted that the state of Quintana Roo has several tourist destinations. Located on the Mexican Caribbean Sea, it is home to tourist destinations such as Cancún, Puerto Aventura, Puertos Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel, etc. So many places to visit if and only if you pay the Visitax taxes. Note that these taxes are used to collect funds for local tourism.
All in all, the reforms concerning Mexican tourist taxes are really beneficial for the state of Quintana Roo. We should therefore make the most of the wonderful tourist destinations that are available to us in Quintana Roo.