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  1. I went to Sonia's page and did not find the 20% (I even page searched for it). Can you quote it? And again, what does it include? The only NEW amount employers are on the hook for is IMSS, as I understand it. And that remains 9.23%.....so what is in the 20% We've all been (or should have been) paying vacation and aguinaldo, so adding that to the 9.23% for IMSS is misleading, if that is what Sonia is doing. Vacation pay changes with years of service. Rolly Brook is THE source for that. even though he RIP now. That 25% is nothing new, it's always been part of formula. Vacación (Vacation) The vacación must be paid in cash, either before the vacation or before the end of the year if no vacation has been taken. The vacación pay must equal required number of vacation days of salary plus and additional 25% of the amount. To calculate the amount, divide the number of days worked during the year past by 365. Multiply that figure by number of vacation days times 1.25 to determine the amount of the vacación pay due. Examples: If you have an employee for one year who works one day a week for $50 pesos: 52/365 x 6 x 1.25 x 50 = $53.42 pesos = vacación If the worker is paid $500 pesos per week, convert the weekly rate to a daily rate by dividing by 7. 500/7 x 6 x 1.25 = $535 pesos = vacación Note: The 6-day minimum vacation is only for the first year worked. The basis increases by 2 days each year through the 4th year. The 5th year it increases 2 days to 14 days. Thereafter, the time increases by 2 days each 5th year. For example: A maid has worked for 5 years, so she is due 14 days vacation. She works 3 days per week for $760 per week. which is $253.33 per day. 3 x 52 = 156 days worked per year. 156/365 x 14 x 1.25 x 253.33 = $2642.71 If we ignore that she works only 3 days and consider her a weekly employee, then 760/7 x 14 x 1.25 = $1900 Year 1 -- 6 days Year 2 -- 6 + 2 = 8 days Year 3 -- 8 + 2 = 10 days Year 4 -- 10 + 2 = 12 days Year 5 -- 12 + 2 = 14 days Year 10 -- 14 + 2 = 16 days Year 15 -- 16 + 2 = 18 days etc
  2. Bisbee Gal

    Emilias

    FYI, their Summer Hours are 8 till 5 (used to be open 8 till 8).
  3. Again, the employer and employee %'s combined is 9.23% (7.58 + 1.65). I wonder if the agent is factoring in the aguinaldo and vacation pay? And maybe income tax withheld by the employer (but not paid by the employer, same as for US workers)? I found this at a payroll site for Mexico employers. Employee Social Security The Social Security Rate levied on employees is 1.65 percent. This comprises of contributions to disability and life insurance and contributions to unemployment and old age. Employer Social Security The Social Security Rate levied on employers is 7.58 percent. This is composed of retirement pensions, healthy and maternity insurance, occupational risk, day-care, disability and life insurance, and unemployment and old age insurance.
  4. Any way for you to get detail/clarification on this 36% figure? What is included besides IMSS? This is what I found for IMSS rates from here: https://tradingeconomics.com/mexico/social-security-rate It appears the rate high of 17+% was prior to a system overhaul in the late 1990's. The rate has either been 9.25% or 9.23% for over a decade. Mexico Social Security Rate
  5. Bisbee Gal

    Lobo de Mar

    Best tuna we've had in Mexico! And we try it everywhere, at least once. Excellent service, clean outdoor seating (under a great shade tree). Owner visited every table. Menu is mariscos. Tacos and tostadas with upscale twists, some Asian influences (the spicy sesame salsa is incredible). Various ceviches and aguachiles. Nice offerings of various bottled salsas and bowls of pickled onions, pico de gallo and cole slaw. The tostadas are square and hearty....I am guessing they are homemade or from an artisanal source. We had: Tuna sashimi tostada 55p. The tuna was in an Asian sauce with some avocado, onion and nori on top. The sesame/chili salsa served on the side is memorable. Pulpo tostada 52p. Only slight miss of the meal...the pulpo was just a tad chewy (but we have had far worse around town) Tuna arrachera taco 70p. A very healthy portion of ever-so-slightly seared tuna (what we'd call 'torched' in the US). Melt-in-your-mouth tender. Deep fried battered avocado taco 27p Nice clean fry on the battered avocado. Benefits greatly by adding the aforementioned fixins. Limon Carlota 40p Frozen tangy limon dessert layered with thin cookie crusts. House wine is 50p and agua mineral is 25p. Our lunch tab was 319p. I wish I'd had my phone to show the pretty platings and the full menu. Next time! You can go to their FB page for pictures taken by other guests. Lobo de Mar is on Javier Mina in Ajijic, just south of the carretera. All seating is outdoors, maybe 10 tables?? Open Tues thru Sun 12 to 6pm.
  6. Here is a link to an academic history of Tuba in Mexico, how it came about, how it's produced, etc. Pretty fascinating science. https://books.google.com.mx/books?id=dQuMDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=is+tuba+fermented+coconut+alcohol+mexico&source=bl&ots=nK6sRSuonz&sig=ACfU3U0l5eiF0gXOqTzQPYelyBe3bMETqA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj8wPmg-qfiAhUNna0KHZDwDpY4ChDoATAPegQICBAB#v=onepage&q=is tuba fermented coconut alcohol mexico&f=false
  7. The Tuba vendor in Ajijic walks between the malecon and plaza, late afternoons and evening. He walked by Tabarka restaurant last night and the wait staff ran out to buy some, so we joined in. Glad we did!
  8. After years of watching the summer Tuba vendor with his large gourd carried in a yoke over his shoulders, I finally tried one yesterday. Mmmm....very refreshing in our summer heat. It was well-balanced and tasted fruity with a hint of acid. The vendor offered it with or without peanuts. From what I've read, recipes for it vary but it starts with partially fermented coconut sap, often supplemented with cider vinegar (though coconut vinegar may be more accurate).
  9. Of course, if you get it stamped at GDL, you hold it on to it and give to the MEX airline at boarding. With tight connections in MEX, it's helpful for the GDL INM to process the form. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't.
  10. They stamped us out at GDL in October (on our way to Guatemala via Mexico City). Wonder if it depends on ultimate destination (US vs. other countries)??
  11. Does anyone know the specifics of the Mexican law? NY state passed a plastic bag ban that has the following exemptions. Maybe there are similar exceptions in the Mexican law??? https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2019/03/29/new-york-plastic-bag-ban-how-will-it-work-when-does-it-take-effect/3307293002/
  12. FYI, the knife sharpener is available as a single purchase at Amazon MX for 227p. https://www.amazon.com.mx/AccuSharp-Afilador-cuchillos-ACCU-001C-Blanco/dp/B00004VWKQ/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_es_MX=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&crid=3DG23Z09CA09U&keywords=accusharp&qid=1557660044&s=gateway&sprefix=accushar%2Caps%2C166&sr=8-1
  13. CG...maybe you got a bad batch??? We buy from Williams Burg regularly and while not totally consistent, 90% of the bagels we have gotten have been excellent (we buy the cinn-raisin and the everything). I grew up in an immigrant neighborhood in the Northeast and do not expect to find those bagels from the 50s and 60s again. However, Williams Burg's bagels are better than most bagels in the US as most are sold by chains (Einsteins, Panera) or in grocery stores.
  14. Email: noc@mail.ilox.mx for support, English or Spanish
  15. John, How far back did you go? I ask because CFE stopped mentioning solar credits on their bills several billing cycles prior to July 2018. CFE began showing credits again on the Sept 2018 bill.
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