Taxes & Refunds

Mexico’s value-added tax (IVA) is levied at 16%. By law the tax must be included in prices quoted to you and should not be added afterward. Signs in shops and notices on restaurant menus often state ‘IVA incluido.’ Occasionally they state instead that IVA must be added to the quoted prices.

Some hotels in the region do not include IVA and a 3% lodging tax in their published fares, so you might be paying an additional 19% in hidden fees.