IVA refund and airline tax

by Lawrence @, Penn Valley, Ca., Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 20:05 (231 days ago)

I believe that you can get a refund for the value added tax if you are a tourist but have no idea if this is true or not..Also if you have a permanent residency card you can get the tourist tax on your airline ticket refunded. I have heard that you go to the airline you flew in on and ask about how to recover the fee and what paperwork is required. Anyone dealt with either of these two issues?

IVA refund and airline tax

by Casa Juan @, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 20:41 (231 days ago) @ Lawrence

I have had Alaska Air refund the mex tourist tax three times in the last 14 months , approx. $27 USD each time, does not happen immediately, funds usually end up in "my wallet" on AK Air,

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IVA refund and airline tax

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Thursday, March 01, 2018, 06:30 (231 days ago) @ Lawrence

Alaska has refunded my Mexican tourist tax upon request: refunds@alaskaair.com 206-392-7722 or P.O. Box 68900 Seattle WA 98168 attn: refunds. They require a copy of your permanent residency card and the reservation code. Although airlines store all kinds of info on their passengers, for some odd reason Alaska won't store your permanent residency info; you have to re-apply for the refund every time you travel with them.

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IVA refund and airline tax

by HolyMole @, Thursday, March 01, 2018, 09:25 (231 days ago) @ Lawrence

I believe that you can get a refund for the value added tax if you are a tourist but have no idea if this is true or not..Also if you have a permanent residency card you can get the tourist tax on your airline ticket refunded. I have heard that you go to the airline you flew in on and ask about how to recover the fee and what paperwork is required. Anyone dealt with either of these two issues?

Others have replied concerning a refund of the "tourist tax" for those who hold Mexican residency, but I haven't heard of common or garden variety tourists being entitled to a VAT/IVA refund. Since IVA is charged on virtually everything, and none of the restaurants we ever eat in, the shops we frequent, or the places we stay provide receipts, I can't imagine how one would support a request for an IVA refund. Maybe it's aimed at the high-flyers who purchase big ticket crafts, etc.?

IVA refund and airline tax

by OlsenMN, Thursday, March 01, 2018, 11:07 (231 days ago) @ HolyMole

IVA refund and airline tax

by Lawrence @, Penn Valley, Ca., Thursday, March 01, 2018, 12:40 (231 days ago) @ OlsenMN

I thank you for the information.

IVA refund and airline tax

by HolyMole @, Thursday, March 01, 2018, 23:14 (230 days ago) @ OlsenMN

They had a display at the airport.http://www.sat.gob.mx/english/Paginas/Extranjeros/Tax_refund_for_foreign_tourists.aspx

Thanks for the info. Can't imagine it would ever be worth the hassle for the average tourist, but who knows?