Mexico enacts labor reform, denies deductions for outsourcing services

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EY Global

26 Apr 2021
Subject Tax Alert
Jurisdictions Mexico

Service companies providing specialized services and projects, and companies operating under a subcontracting regime should evaluate the labor and tax impacts the labor reform could have on their operations and implement an action plan to comply.

On 23 April 2021, Mexico published, in the Official Gazette, the labor reform affecting outsourcing services, thereby enacting it. The labor reform is effective 26 April 2021. The tax provisions of the reform, however, are effective 1 August 2021. For more information, see EY Global Tax Alerts, Mexico introduces bill to amend labor and tax laws to prohibit outsourcing, dated 16 November 2020, Mexico postpones legislative action on outsourcing bill to 2021, dated 9 December 2020, Mexican Congress approves bill that would prohibit outsourcing services in Mexico, dated 21 April 2021, and Mexican Congress approves labor reform addressing outsourcing services, dated 26 April 2021.

For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

EY México
  • Óscar Ortiz, Mexico City
  • Jaqueline Álvarez, Mexico City
  • Juan Carlos Curiel, Querétaro
  • Mario Ríos, Guadalajara
  • Alejandro Caro, Monterrey
  • Juan Pablo Lemmen-Meyer, Monterrey
  • Yeshua Gómez, Monterrey
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Latin American Business Center
  • Ana Mingramm, New York
  • Enrique Perez Grovas, New York
  • Jose Manuel Ramirez, New York
  • Terri Grosselin, Miami
  • Alejandra Sanchez, Chicago 
  • Ernesto Ocampo, San Diego
Ernst & Young Tax Co., Latin American Business Center, Japan & Asia Pacific
  • Raul Moreno
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Latin American Business Center, London
  • Lourdes Libreros 

For a full listing of contacts and email addresses, please click on the Tax News Update: Global Edition (GTNU) version of this Alert.