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Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill
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Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstill

AFP and The Tico Times - September 25, 2018

The dialogue between the government and public sector unions that aimed to end the general strike stalled this Monday. There were mutual accusations of inflexibility between the…

Higher and ampler sales tax recommended
Business
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Business
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Higher and ampler sales tax recommended

John Connor - August 2, 2017

The Costa Rican government is very interested in forming part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD http://www.oecd.org/ ). The OECD is formed by 35…

Video: New Costa Rican corporation tax law explained
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Advice
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Video: New Costa Rican corporation tax law explained

The Tico Times - March 29, 2017

Costa Rica has a new annual corporation tax law, passed March 21. So if you have a corporation, how much do you owe? That depends on whether…

Airport departure tax to rise in July
Airports
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Airports
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Airport departure tax to rise in July

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

Travelers leaving Costa Rica by air will have to pay an extra $2 in taxes starting in July, bringing the total cost of the airport departure tax…

Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax law
Business
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Business
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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…

Have you received a FATCA letter?
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Newsletter
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Have you received a FATCA letter?

The Tico Times - February 23, 2016

Many U.S. expatriate taxpayers are receiving “FATCA” letters from offshore banks around the world. The banks are sending the letters in anticipation of their I.R.S. FATCA reports…

Lawmakers propose increase in exit tax to fund Costa Rica’s Olympic athletes
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Business
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Lawmakers propose increase in exit tax to fund Costa Rica’s Olympic athletes

L. Arias - November 12, 2015

Lawmakers of the Legislative Commission on Childhood, Adolescence and Youth in a unanimous vote on Tuesday approved the drafting of a bill to increase from $29 to…

Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers
Business
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Business
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Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers

L. Arias - September 22, 2015

The Finance Ministry’s Tax Administration this week launched a new plan aimed at curbing tax evasion, mostly targeting self-employed professionals. Ministry officials began sending email notifications asking people…

Finance Ministry could lower Costa Rica income tax brackets
Business
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Business
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Finance Ministry could lower Costa Rica income tax brackets

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

A decrease in Costa Rica’s Consumer Price Index over the past year could mean more of the country's low-income workers will have to pay taxes next year, and some middle-income…

New online tax filing system in Costa Rica starts in October
Business
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Business
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New online tax filing system in Costa Rica starts in October

L. Arias - September 1, 2015

Starting Oct. 4, a new online system will replace the software taxpayers currently use in Costa Rica to submit tax returns, Finance Ministry officials reported on Monday. The new…