The project, worked under file No. 22.383, aims to unify the tax obligations for Costa Rica tax residents. Depending on the amount, it would be taxed between 10 and 27.5%.
So all Americans living in Costa Rica always have to file a U.S. tax return, if their worldwide income exceeds minimum IRS thresholds.
Despite the government prosecutor's vow to appeal this week's innocent verdict for Ann Patton, criminal lawyers doubt she will face another trial in the 2010 shooting death of her husband John Felix Bender.
The free, year-long legal course meets once every two months. It is part of a broader initiative that trains Nicaraguans to mediate in neighborhood conflicts.