Uber argued that proposed annual and per-vehicle fees would impact those who partner with the ride-hailing service as a part-time job.
Uber would be subject to a value-added tax of 13 percent.
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ARESEP stated that not even its Telecommunications Superintendency has the legal competence to halt the operation of a mobile app in Costa Rica.
Justices highlighted that their ruling does not evaluate the constitutionality of Uber's operation in the country, but taxi drivers marched along the capital's streets in celebration.
Taxi drivers are demanding a Supreme Court ruling on Uber operations here. They believe the ride-hailing service will damage their earnings in December, their busiest season.
The Public Security Ministry reported at noon that police had arrested some 78 taxi drivers and seized 33 cars.
Nearly one year after Uber started up in Costa Rica, the ride-hailing service has some 7,000 drivers and 225,000 registered users.