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SBD Global/September 25, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Liga MX President Decio De Maria Speaks Out Against Proposal To Institute VAT Tax On Tickets

Liga MX President Decio de Maria "has shown his lack of comfort with a proposal for a VAT tax for sporting events," according to Ricardo Magallán of LA AFICION. The proposal was "included in the Mexican government's Budgetary Reform." De Maria said, "Tickets would cost 16% more, and I believe no one agrees with this. We are meeting with the authorities to understand why they are proposing this and explaining that we do not like it. The idea of instituting a VAT tax for live entertainment, except for with theater and the circus, it is an idea that we have to work on with legislators to understand why in two types of live entertainment there is no VAT and in the others there is. This is a question that someone has to answer" (LA AFICION, 9/24).
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