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 Posted: Mon Nov 4th, 2019 05:53 pm
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Baja California Sur has decided to charge any "foreign tourist" 350 pesos, if they are going to be in BCS more than 24 hours. 


https://www.thebajapost.com/2019/11/03/baja-california-sur-will-charge-foreign-tourist-a-350-pesos-tax/

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They could regret the imposition of this tax, in addition to the two other recently approved tourist taxes.
I hope they come to their senses and repeal them.

This story link tells about the new tourist taxes...


https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/whopping-hikes-for-tourist-taxes/



Today Mexico News Daily has a new story that the Senate did not approve the two taxes in the above story.  YAY.


Sorry, Hook, don’t mean to hijack your thread about the Baja tax.  This is kinda related.

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If you think 350 pesos is going to stop the lemmings from swarming into Cabo San Lucas...you are sadly mistaken.....

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A FMM tourist permit costs around $20-24 and was required for visits over a week.

So has the week been changed to 1-180 days, or is this $350 MN in addition to the permit cost?

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It is in addition to the permit cost.

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The 180 day FMM is still $558 MXN; this tourist tax is additional.

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What is unclear is how long this tourist tax will be good for. If, say, you make multiple trips into BCS in a year, would you have to pay it each time?

IF BCS gets away with this, I can't imagine other states in Mexico not doing this.

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Hook wrote: What is unclear is how long this tourist tax will be good for. If, say, you make multiple trips into BCS in a year, would you have to pay it each time?

IF BCS gets away with this, I can't imagine other states in Mexico not doing this.




I read it in spanish as a payment every time you enter.


Amlo is really cutting back on all federal subsidies, and Cabo has always been an expensive resort, so another $20 is not significant for toursits that are usually pretty rowdy needing more care late at night.

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This is not just a Cabo tax. BCS is hundreds of miles long, and has the cities of La Paz, Todos Santos, all the major whale watching areas, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, Loreto, etc. Certainly it is targeting the Cabo fly-in crowd.




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