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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike
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Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike

AFP - September 18, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado told NC Once news that the government is set to talk with unions and announced that the Minister of Labor, Steven Núñez, will appear…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…

Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law
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Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law

L. Arias - April 21, 2016

The Legislative Committee on Financial Affairs on Wednesday approved the latest version of a bill to reinstate the country’s corporate tax law, which was ruled unconstitutional last year…

Costa Rica ponders tax on fast food, soft drinks
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Costa Rica ponders tax on fast food, soft drinks

L. Arias - December 16, 2015

Officials from Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, on Tuesday reported the agency will allocate just over ₡3 trillion ($5.5 billion) of its budget for covering public health care expenses…

Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port
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Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port

L. Arias - October 9, 2015

A special legislative commission evaluating problems in the coastal province of Puntarenas wants to cut in half the tax charged to tourists arriving on cruise ships to the central…

Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court
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Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court

L. Arias - January 29, 2015

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Wednesday evening ruled three articles of the country's Corporate Tax Law unconstitutional, and as a result, collection…

Legislative Assembly delays announcement of top candidates for Ombudsman’s Office
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Legislative Assembly delays announcement of top candidates for Ombudsman’s Office

L. Arias - August 16, 2014

Members of the legislative appointments commission this week were supposed to issue a list of the three top candidates to lead Costa Rica's Ombdusman's Office. But the announcement of those names…

Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says
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Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says

L. Arias - July 8, 2014

Legislative Assembly President Henry Mora on Monday evening asked the legislative appointments commission to immediately start the process of selecting candidates for ombudsman following the resignation Monday of…

Tax Administration to fight evasion with technology, citizens’ help
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Tax Administration to fight evasion with technology, citizens’ help

L. Arias - July 8, 2014

The Finance Ministry last week launched a public awareness campaign to encourage tourists and citizens to report hotels, restaurants and other businesses that fail to issue receipts…

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With deadline looming, only 12 percent of Costa Rican businesses have paid corporate tax

L. Arias - January 29, 2014

The deadline set by the National Registry for 545,000 corporations to pay their yearly corporate tax is Jan. 31. A report issued Tuesday evening indicates that only…

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