Happy Day Today for Sid at Lake Chapala, Mexico

February 8, 2012

Today was a very happy day for me because I went to pay my taxes.
What? What that’s you say? Has Sid jumped off the deep end and had one too many Tequilas.
No, not at all. You see, I have a very nice home on a large lot full of fruit trees and a giant avocado tree, rose bushes and a plethora of other flowering plants.
It has 2000 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a 2 car garage, a water filtration system, and came fully furnished. A few years ago, I paid $100,000 USD for it. Here's a photo of the entrance.


Well that alone is worth singing Happy Days about, but today was even more special.
Why? Because when I presented my address at City Hall to pay my taxes, they came to 1.085.15 Pesos for the entire year.
(You can see my tax receipt toward the bottom of this artticle.)
Now since our current exchange rate as I write this is approximately 13.5 pesos to the dollar that comes to a whopping $80.37 cents.
Now, that’s something to be happy about. I suspect a nice meal out with friends would come to that much or more in the USA.
I could have saved even more if I had remembered to pay in December and get the discount. Oh Well, such is life.
Add up all the different taxes you pay where you live now, consider the cost of all your other expenses and you’ll be amazed at how much you could be saving if you lived here instead of there.
Many find they can save 30 to 40%. Hey, maybe you can retire sooner, rather than later after all.
Let’s find out together. You can do it. I can help. Let’s talk.
Just put “Taxes” as the subject line in an e-mail to me at Sid@ChapalaClub.com, because I want you to singing “Happy Days” next year on your way to pay your taxes.
Siempre tu amigo,



  • Kezlanjeannie

    had to chuckle with you Sid……..I paid my taxes yesterday too for the 20 meters of beach in front of my home……..no one can build a ramada there but me ……..lol….about $25.00

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