Vehicles from VAMSA are sold to our customer without TAX.
Vehicles in Mexico are subject to a VAT called Impuesto al Valor Agregado (IVA). IVA is 16% and must be paid when purchasing vehicles.
Goods exported including motor vehicles are IVA exempt so the exporter is entitled to an IVA Refund. Like many things in Mexico (and in life) this is easier said than done. It is an exacting and painful process.
VAMSA has a special status with the Mexican Goverment as an approved Exporter and has Industria Manufacturera, Maquiladora y de Servicios de Exportación (IMMEX) status. What this all means is that we, in theory, get our IVA Refund in weeks rather than months or years.
For you the customer no problem. For us one of the many activities necessary to get vehicles to you quickly without hassle and in a cost effective manner.