As a result of the entry into force of the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions (Fintech Law), on September 9th of this year, the new subsection XVI of Article 17 of the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Operations with Illicit Resources, better known as Anti-Money Laundering Law, entered into force.

By virtue of this addition, the exchange of virtual assets will be considered as a vulnerable activity regarding money laundering.  Virtual assets are understood as the set of data stored in computer media that can be transmitted electronically which, without being legal tender in any jurisdiction, is used as a means of exchange or unit of account to carry out commercial or economic transactions, as well as to make payments.

In this regard, those who carry out transactions of purchase or sale of virtual assets, shall file notice to the Tax Authorities regarding each transaction performed by each client for an amount equal to or greater than 645 UMAs (approximately $54,496 MXN).

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.