U.S. tax obligations related to the sale of Mexican real estate

“How can I obtain a capital gains, or homestead, tax exemption on the sale of my Mexican real estate?” is one of the most frequently asked questions by expatriate residents of San Miguel when they contemplate selling their homes. Residents may not be aware that the requirement that you live in your Mexican home for […]

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A modern Mexican village home in Ajijic on the North Shore of Lake Chapala © Sergio Wheeler, 2011

Capital gains tax on Mexico real estate: Impuesto sobre la renta

In Mexico, the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is the Impuesto Sobre la Renta (ISR), which is paid by the seller of the property. It translates to a tax upon rent, profit, yield or income and in other financial circles it is called an income tax. When selling Mexico real estate, the seller must first be established as the […]

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Mexico Real Estate: buying renting and owning property or homes in Mexico

Mexico makes it easy for foreigners to own property. Inland, they can hold a direct title to their Mexico real estate. In the prohibited zones — including prized beach areas — expats can own real estate through a bank trust. Will you live in Mexico full time or spend only part of the year South […]

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