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Quintana Roo vacation rental owners to pay tax and obtain mandatory operating license

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — A new 6 percent tax is being applied to online accommodation marketplaces in the state of Quintana Roo. According to the new rules, all hosts must also have an operating license to continue renting their places.

The new regulations affect companies such as Airbnb, who have already signed an agreement with the state of Quintana Roo. In accordance with the State Tax Administration Service laws, all hosts must have a mandatory operating license to continue operating and comply with their tax obligations.

For the duration of 2023, all online accommodations will pay a 6 percent Lodging Tax. At the end of last year, vacation rentals in Quintana Roo totaled more than 35,000 units.

Manuel Alonso Álvarez, President of the Vacation Rental Association for Quintana Roo said that across Mexico, there are more than 280,000 vacation rentals, a figure that more than doubled since 2019.

He added that with the inventory growth there has been a decrease in rates due to the increased supply of private home rentals.