Paying for Things in Mexico. ¿Factura o Nota? (VIDEO)

When paying for goods and services in Mexico, you will often be asked if you want a factura or a nota. In this video, I discuss the differences.

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Qroo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. They later started a blog called Two Expats Mexico (qroo.us) to share their experiences as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border.

4 Comments on "Paying for Things in Mexico. ¿Factura o Nota? (VIDEO)"

  1. I don’t know why it took so long, but I recently realized that I had not received an e-mail from you in over a year(?). Did you discontinue sending them during the pandemic, or replace them with videos? In any case I have re-subscribed so that I can resume reading the best blog/vlog about the practical aspects of living and visiting Mexico, extant. You do a masterful job of it. Thank you so much for the effort and the accuracy.

    Regards, Don Neilson
    San Diego, CA

    • Hi Don. After five years of writing about Mexico, I decided to try my hand at videos to jeep things interesting. I like to challenge myself and making videos involves a skill set I did not previously possess…lol. Thanks for subscribing!

  2. Does the generic factura RFC have 2 extra alphanumeric characters?

    Example RFC: SAVL2312AH1

    Generic RFC: XEXX010101000

    As a minor observation the month/year dates and the month/year annotation seem to be switched.

    Thank you for all of your videos!

    • That RFC graphic was borrowed from a Mexican site about RFCs and it was just intended to be a visual aid of what an alphanumeric designator was. I have since learned that it contained some errors — that’s what happens when I try to take a shortcut — but since it did not affect the purpose of the video, to discuss Facturas and Notas, I did not remove the video and upload a new one. The RFC for foreigners is accurate. I will be certain to look at my visual aids more closely in the future…lol.

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