Property taxes are due 2018

by cheryl miller, cips, abr, aia, broker, baja realty and investment

Attention all foreign property owners:  Property taxes are now due.  It’s January, and in La Paz and Los Cabos
​Counties payments are due NOW.

If you own property in the Municipality of La Paz, which also includes property in Cerritos, Todos Santos, north of Las Barilles, your property taxes can be paid from about October  and onwards for 2018!  Payments are accepted at the Municipal offices in La Paz or Todos Santos in cash or Credit/Debit card.  La Paz DOES NOT HAVE online payment services.  So if you need assistance, contact your realtor, closing agent or property manager today.  If you pay your property taxes for the Municipal of La Paz in October and November, you get a whopping 30% off!  December drops to 10% and January, you owe the whole nut.  Penalties and interest do start to accrue after February.

If you own property in the Municipality of Los Cabos, your payment becomes due in January of 2018, about the 8th of the month.    But, if you pay prior to January 31st, you receive a 20% discount. 10% in February and 5% in March.  After April, penalties and interest will be levied.  Payments in Los Cabos require the property tax payer to register their tax info prior to paying. This started January 2013.  If you have not already registered, do so while you are visiting here.  Or ask your closing agent or property manager for assistance.

Below is a recent photo on the door of Catastro, in Los Cabos which gives you specific info how to pay.  IF YOU NEED A FACTURA, you or your property manager will need to stand in line…Believe it or not, the government, who requires facturas from businesses and rental properties for deductions, does NOT have in place as easy online system to request and receive your facture. =)/(I/%/(&%()”Y$)=/)$(&(#=96Y!

Ok, OK, I get it…Say What?

So here it is translated, Line by line:
“Payments by Transfers or Deposits can be realized directly in the specified bank accounts in the name of the Municpal of Los Cabos BCS.  We would like to inform you that your Fiscal credit of the charge will be considered accomplished should it be done in the following procedure:

(And to get a factura) Make a bank transfer or deposit or corresponding importation to get your credit onto your fiscal charge you should officially notify the offices of the Direction Municipal of this  city, Recaudation of Rents in the reception area to validate this operation, and for this you need to present the following documents:

NOTE: In the Discount Months for the Property Taxes, you should present in the same month of the discount for each respective transaction.
Present the original payment receipt for each respective payment for each Clave Catastral.
Please reference the payment: ISABU/Predial/Zofomat/Etc.  Payment online:

So if you do need an official tax receipt, or want to apply your Senior Discount, you must go to the offices anyway.  Seems a little crazy in our day and age of internet payments…but, it’s Mexico!

Write these dates down….As a property owner in Mexico, this is one of the responsibilities! Remember to pay!

Happy Savings!

By Cheryl Miller, Broker, Baja Realty and Investment 624-122-2690,