What you should know and do as Mexico's tax reform moves forward

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Mexico’s proposed tax reform, presented by President Enrique Peña Nieto on 8 September, is rapidly advancing through the approval process.

The changes included in the reform package could have significant tax impact on all multinationals operating or investing in Mexico.

EY is dedicated to keeping you informed of the changes and progress on Mexico’s tax reform proposal. During this webcast, we will cover highlights of the proposal – increased income tax rates on earnings, a broadened tax base, and changes to the maquiladora regime. And we’ll explain the revised recommendations from the tax committee of the lower house of Congress received Sunday night, 13 October with respect to the Federal Tax Code.

This program will be of interest to vice presidents/directors of tax/international tax/transfer pricing/customs/global trade, directors of finance, CFOs, international tax managers and tax accountants looking for the latest practical information and guidance on the Mexican tax environment. We hope you will be able to join us!




Alfredo Alvarez

Partner, Mancera, S.C., the Ernst & Young member firm in Mexico

Alfredo Alvarez is a tax partner of Mancera SC, the EY member firm in Mexico, as well as the current Leader of the Latin America Business Center (LABC) and Leader of Business Tax Advisory services in Latin America. Alfredo is currently based in Mexico City.

Alfredo regularly teaches the “Corporate Taxes” program at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. He is a regular speaker in IFA Mexico Group, ANEFAC and ANTAD (Mexican Retailers Association).

Alfredo was a member of the panel, “Mexican Multinational’s investing in the US,” of the Bi-Lateral Congress of the Mexican and American Branches of the International Fiscal Association in Chicago in 2011. He was also a member of the panel, “Taxation of portfolio investment in real estate (including REIT regimes),” of the International Fiscal Association Congress in Vancouver in 2009.

Michael Becka

Ernst & Young LLP (US), Latin America Business Center, International Tax Services

Michael Becka is a member of the Latin America Business Center practice within Ernst & Young LLP’s International Tax Services practice. He is based in Dallas and is a part of National Tax. Michael has more than 18 years of experience in international tax.

Michael assists US-based multinationals with their international tax planning involving foreign investments. He has worked extensively in tax effective supply chain management projects. Also, he has worked extensively with multinationals in the manufacturing sector.

Michael is Ernst & Young LLP’s contract manufacturing industry leader for Mexico tax matters, and he has extensive experience in cross-border taxation issues between the US and Latin American countries, particularly Mexico.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified public accountant licensed to practice in Texas.

Koen van’t Hek

International Tax Services Leader, Mancera, S.C., the Ernst & Young member firm in Mexico

Koen van’t Hek is the leader of the International Tax Services practice of Mancera SC, the EY member firm in Mexico. Koen has over 20 years of experience in international tax planning, of which more than 10 years have been in Mexico. He is focused on mergers and acquisitions, tax efficient supply chain management, financing and intangible structuring, involving large multinationals of United States and Europe.

Koen holds a tax law degree from the University of Tilburg, The Netherlands and studied International Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also studied European Fiscal Studies (post graduate) at the University of Rotterdam.

Koen speaks regularly at internal and external courses and conferences and is a frequent contributor to international tax magazines such as Tax Notes International and International Tax Review. He has been nominated as a leading individual adviser in Mexico by the International Tax Review magazine.


Barbara Angus

Ernst & Young LLP (US), National Tax, Strategic International Tax Policy Services Leader

Barbara Angus is Ernst & Young LLP's leader of Strategic International Tax Policy Services. Based in Washington, DC and a member of the National Tax Department, she advises clients on international tax policy and international tax planning.

Barbara previously served as the International Tax Counsel for the Office of Tax Policy, Department of the Treasury, from 2001 to 2005. In that position, she served as the federal government's principal legal advisor on all aspects of international tax policy, including development of legislation, promulgation of regulations and administrative guidance, negotiation of tax treaties, and representation of the United States in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Barbara received an AB (mathematics and economics), magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College. She received a JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and an MBA (finance and accounting), with high honors, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Barbara has been a member of the adjunct faculty in the LLM program at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching the course on tax treaties.