Virtual Currencies in Mexico: Is Bitcoin Subject to VAT in Mexico?

In this article, the authors discuss the VAT treatment of sales and transfers of Bitcoin carried out in Mexico. For this purpose, they analyse the current state of Mexican law, but also review the applicable VAT regime in jurisdictions around the world, such as in Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the European Union. The authors then provide an overview of recently enacted legislation in Mexico and its foreseeable impact on the VAT treatment of Bitcoin.