Employer´s Enrollment with INFONACOT

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Legal Update • June 24, 2013


By virtue of the amendments to the Federal Labor Law published on November 30th, 2012, employers have the obligation to join the National Fund for Workers’ Consumption (“INFONACOT”) so that their workers can have access to the credit granted by said entity (Article 132 Bis-XXVI), having for such effects a twelve-month term starting on the date in which the amendments became effective, that is, until December 1st, 2013 (Second Transitional Provision).

On June 18th, 2013, the INFONACOT announced the beginning of its campaign for employers’ enrollment through its website http://www.infonacot.gob.mx. The procedure is free and can be done either via Internet or in person at any of INFONACOT offices. In order to enroll, employers must have the following information available: • Name; • Population Registry Card (“CURP”) of the employer or the legal representative of the company; • Employer’s Registration Number before the Mexican Social Security Institute (“IMSS”); • Federal Taxpayer’s Registry (“RFC”); • Advanced Electronic Signature (“FIEL”). Upon completion of the registration, employers must print the “Proof of Enrollment for Work Centers” that the system displays. The INFONACOT will forward, via e-mail, an “Acknowledgement of Enrollment” containing the registration number that has been assigned to the employer. In case the company has establishments with different employer registration numbers, it must enter the information for each of them in order to obtain their respective proof of enrollment. The second step is to go to the nearest INFONACOT office and exhibit the referred proof of enrollment as well as the company’s registry before the Tax Administration Service (“SAT”). Finally, the INFONACOT will review the company’s information and evaluate its credit history so that workers can be benefited with INFONACOT credit.

For further information, please contact your principal Firm representative or one of the partners listed below

Mexico Office Mr. Pedro Velasco A. (Partner) Mr. Andrés Rodríguez (Partner) Tel.: +52 55 5279-5400 Fax: +52 55 5280-7866 / 5280-3214 Monterrey Office Mr. Juan Carlos de la Vega (Partner) Ms. Nadia González (Associate) Tel.: +52 81 8133.6000 Fax: +52 81 8368.0111 Tijuana Office Mr. Aarón Levet V. (Partner) Mr. Fernando González (Associate) Tel.: +52 664 633.7070 Fax: +52 664 634.2978