The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill?
The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform bill.
Public sector unions say the bill, which raises taxes on everyone and cuts benefits to public employees, puts too much of a burden on the working class. The government says 80 percent of the new taxes come from the top 20 percent of Costa Rican earners.
In this episode of The Tico Times Dispatch, we interview Costa Rican journalist and economist David Ching to find out what’s in the bill:
You can also listen and subscribe to our podcast on:
You may be interested
Jacks or better to openTodd Staley - February 23, 2019
For the better part of the year, the rivers running into the Caribbean side of Costa Rica look like coffee…
Tico Times Pic of the Day: Corcovado National Park from aboveAlejandro Zúñiga - February 23, 2019
Corcovado National Park contains 2.5 percent of the world's biodiversity, according to Costa Rica's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). To…
Oscar Arias’s Crucitas case dismissed; prosecutor plans appealAlejandro Zúñiga - February 22, 2019
The Criminal Court of the Treasury announced Thursday night that it has dismissed charges against former Costa Rican president Óscar…