Regulation of vacation accommodation Airbnb type in Quintana Roo enters into force

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In this way, it is intended that all persons, whether physical or moral, who provide accommodation through digital platforms in Quintana Roo comply with their obligation to pay the Lodging Tax, which as of 2023 is 6%.

Cancun, QRoo.- The new registration of digital accommodation platforms such as Airbnb came into force, which in addition to making registration mandatory, also to charge a rate of 6% of the lodging tax, one percent more than the traditional hotel industry.

In accordance with the regulations issued by the State Tax Administration Service, all hosts must, have an operating license to continue operating and comply with tax obligations.

In this way, it is intended that all persons, whether physical or moral, who provide accommodation through digital platforms comply with their obligation to pay the Lodging Tax, which as of 2023 is 6%.

Currently the only platform that has an agreement with the state government is Airbnb, but the law applies to all platforms.

Registration can be done online through the following link: https://www.satq.groo.gob.mx/descargas/FMT.pdf?3

At the end of last year, vacation rentals in Quintana Roo already totaled more than 35,000 accommodation units with rates ranging from $44 to $99 USD on average.

Manuel Alonso Álvarez, president of the Vacation Rental Association in the state, said that at the national level this lodging segment already has more than 280,000 units, which already exceeds the figures of 2019 before the pandemic.

In 2019, the inventory of units oscillated between 130,000 and 132,000 at the national level, so the rebound after 2020 has been notable, more than double, taking into account that during the pandemic for at least three months the activity plummeted to zero .

The businessman added that despite the different regulations that are being applied in the country, this segment of accommodation in private homes continues to grow even above the numbers prior to the pandemic.

Despite the growth in the inventory of lodging units at the national level, rates have fallen due to the increase in supply, in addition to the reopening of other markets such as Europe after the pandemic, as well as inflation in the United States, he said.

Source: El Economista