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Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law

Costa Rica's Legislative Committee on Financial Affairs approved a bill to reinstate the country’s corporate tax law, which was ruled unconstitutional in 2015.

Costa Rica ponders tax on fast food, soft drinks

Officials from Costa Rica’s Social Security System on Tuesday reported the agency will allocate just over ₡3 trillion ($5.5 billion) of its budget for covering public health care expenses and pension payments in 2016.

Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port

The measure aims to attract more cruise ships to the area and boost income for the tourism industry in Costa Rica's central Pacific area.

Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court

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 will be suspended starting next year. The tax must be paid this year, however, by this Saturday's deadline.

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

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 was pushed back to Monday because one of the top five applicants was absent.

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

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 Ofelia Taitelbaum.
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