In the current year, Mexican tax authorities have collected MXN 27.828 billion from and fraud both from big and medium-sized companies.

Although the most famous cases involved those of , , , and , who complied to Mexico’s Tax Administration Services (SAT) , there were previous ones that did not receive as much attention but who had to compensate the damage they had caused for evading taxes with invoices to simulate operations.

Their names went unnoticed since they do not figure in and, therefore, are not liable to report it to the public. Although they did it through other outlets, it did not have the same mediatic effect , however, they paid MXN 2 billion .


In addition to paying their liabilities, the agreement included announcing they did wrong and to urge taxpayers not to follow their steps,

Through edicts published in national newspapers, these companies confessed to their tax evasion .

Mea Culpa

This year, Simec International , which is part of the iron group Simec , published an announcement confirming it had struck a deal with Mexico’s Finance Ministry .

The text included the following call: “ Taxpayers are invited to comply with their tax liabilities and reach authorities to solve their doubts.”

The same was done by steel company Orege S.A. de C.V. , manufacturing firm Perfiles Comerciales Sigosa , Siderúrgicos Noroeste , and Simec Acero .


To the MXN 2 billion, we must add the payments from big renowned taxpayers .

In some cases, they used the capital repatriation program through which they paid and ISR tax of 8% instead of 30%

América Móvil

was the first company to pay its debt to the SAT this year.

The telecoms firm, which is owned by Carlos Slim, paid MXN 8.290 billion for a change in a tax regime that implied deferred taxes from 2016 and 2019 .


paid MXN 8.079 billion on taxes related to the sale of the Vips restaurant chain.

Then, , Coca Cola’s bottler and owner of Oxxo convenience stores, paid MXN 8.79 billion .

For its part, struck a deal to pay MXN 669 million .

All these payments comprise a total of MXN 27.828 billion that has been collected by Mexico.



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