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Exemption from Mexico departure tax?

Old Mar 18, 18, 11:34 am
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Exemption from Mexico departure tax?

Does this qualify for the Mexico Tourism and Departure tax exemption since I am in Mexico for less than 24 hours. AA didn't think so but I just wanted to make sure

Depart San Antonio, TX to San Antonio, TX

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

SAT-DFW 5:04 AM-6:12 AM
DFW-CUN 7:15 AM-10:00 AM
CUN-DFW 4:35 PM-7:45 PM
DFW-SAT 10:30 PM-11:38 PM
All on the same day

edit: another rep told me yes but only after travel. does anyone know which rep is correct

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Old Mar 18, 18, 12:14 pm
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Old Mar 18, 18, 12:34 pm
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I don’t believe it does, given you are definitely not in the exemption zone generally covered.

As this is about Travel to Mexico and isn’t related to a specific airline, we will move this to the Mexico forum.

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Old Mar 19, 18, 10:16 am
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It may qualify for the tourism tax exemption, but it will not qualify for the departure tax exemption, as that's an airport usage fee - it's wrongly translated into English as 'departure tax'.

PS: I stand corrected - the AA page on tax refunds does indeed state that you qualify for both. In my experience, just request a refund after your travel is complete referring to the AA tax exemption page, and you should be set.

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Old Mar 25, 18, 8:00 am
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Just a quick update: Yes both taxes were refunded
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Old Mar 28, 18, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Daniel Solis View Post
Just a quick update: Yes both taxes were refunded
Great! Thanks for updating us.

How did you go about that?
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Old Mar 28, 18, 3:01 pm
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Great! Thanks for updating us.

How did you go about that?
I called after travel and a agent advised to go to prefunds.aa.com and submit the reason for refund as tax exempt and comment that I was in Mexico for less than 24 hours. The refund was approved the following day.
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Old Mar 28, 18, 4:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Daniel Solis View Post
I called after travel and a agent advised to go to prefunds.aa.com and submit the reason for refund as tax exempt and comment that I was in Mexico for less than 24 hours. The refund was approved the following day.
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