What Airbnb did:
Airbnb has been withholding taxes from both the United States (Which is fine as I am a resident of San Diego California) and from Mexico. Well over 45% since February 2021.
They claim they are withholding both VAT and IVA to give to Mexican government (SAT) but they obviously have not and cannot because they have Also asked me for my RFC which is a tax ID provided by Mexican Government to identify people such as myself with properties abroad. Without this RFC how can airbnb submit these funds on my behalf if the Mexican government does not know of me unless they have my RFC.
So on one hand Airbnb repeatedly says they submitted funds but also asks for my RFC.
I recently submitted my RFC and now they will not take it. They say it is invalid.
They have figured out a system to keep millions with the excuse that it is turned over to SAT.
It is illegal to keep those funds and to make me pay double tribute in both countries.
I have tried contacting them and scaling the situation to no avail. Again this is a system with certain protocols and training of employees to avoid us getting our $ back.
They probably have pocketed well over $40,000 USD.
It is monetary but it is from taxes they claim to submit to Mexican government.
I pay taxes in USA (California)
Submitted by: Anonymous Airbnb customer in San Diego | Read more Airbnb complaints
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