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India and Mexico legal and tax comparison

Autor: info@taxid.mx

Publicación: Nov 6, 2023

Categoría: English

As investment from India into Mexico continues to grow annually, I have crafted this article to provide a comparative analysis of the tax and legal terminologies commonly encountered when establishing a company in Mexico. You will learn more about terms between mexico and india

This comparison aims to offer clarity and guidance for Indian investors navigating the corporate landscape in Mexico.

Tax-related terms between India and Mexico

In the following table I prepare a comparison between India and Mexico common tax-related terms that are very usual in Mexico:

Permanent Account Number (PAN)Registro Federal de Contribuyentes (RFC)
Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT)
Goods and Services Tax (GST)Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA)
Income Tax 1961Ley del Impuesto sobre la Renta (LISR)
Tax Deducted at Source (TDS)Retención de Impuestos
Tax ReturnDeclaración de Impuestos
Ministry of FinanceSecretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP)

Primary types of business between India and Mexico

Also, I prepare a Comparison of the primary types of business entities in Mexico and their closest counterparts in India:

Public Limited CompanySociedad Anónima (S.A.)– Limited liability. – Freely transferable shares. – Can list on stock exchange. – Minimum two shareholders in Mexico, seven in India.
Private Limited CompanySociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (S. de R.L.)– Limited liability. -Restrictions on share transfer. – Cannot list on stock exchange.  – Minimum two and maximum 50 members in Mexico, maximum 200 in India.
One Person Company (OPC)Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada (S.A.S.)– Single shareholder.  – Limited liability.  – Cannot list on stock exchange.

This table shows the closest equivalents, but it’s important to note that the exact legal implications, tax treatment, and other operational specifics can vary significantly between Mexico and India due to different laws and business environments.


Mexico legal and tax system are high complex but with a lot of similarities with India, understanding basic terms will facilitate your landing in Mexico.

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