Taxes and tips

Tax Return to Tourists If you make purchases in Mexico, you may be able to request a refund of your tax.

To do so, you must make purchases at establishments affiliated with the tax refund program and have spent at least 1, 200 pesos on Mexican goods. There is no refund for services, so you will not be able to recover the tax in money invested in lodging and meals.  

The procedure is simple: the day you leave the country, you should visit one of the tax kiosks located at certain airports in Mexico. There you will need to submit a completed form that will include your bank information, passport number, immigrant form data, airline ticket number and purchase receipts. You must show the merchandise you bought. You will receive 50 percent of the cash refund of the tax and the other 50 percent will be transferred to your account within the next 40 days.  

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Tips In Mexico it is customary to leave a tip as a thank you to waiters, valets, gas dispensers, buttons and any service provider.  

In restaurants, bars and cafes, you usually leave at least ten percent of the total of the account; If the service was very good, you can leave up to fifteen percent. Some restaurants or bars include tip in the final bill, so be careful not to overpay.   No tip is frowned upon.