Finance Ministry launches campaign to identify tax dodgers
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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
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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
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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…

Finance Ministry submits tax reform bills to Legislative Assembly
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Finance Ministry submits tax reform bills to Legislative Assembly

L. Arias - August 12, 2015

The Costa Rican government moved this week to reform the country's tax laws in an effort to attack the growing fiscal deficit, which has begun to raise…

US taxes are due April 15, are you ready?
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US taxes are due April 15, are you ready?

Zach Dyer - April 13, 2015

Wednesday is tax day for U.S. residents and citizens. But if you’re an expat living abroad and haven’t filed, there’s no need to panic — yet. U.S. taxpayers…

Government wants to hike taxes to boost income
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Government wants to hike taxes to boost income

L. Arias - March 14, 2015

Finance Ministry officials this week presented a series of amendments to Costa Rica's sales and income tax laws in the hopes of increasing revenue by around ₡600,000 million ($1.1 billion). That…

Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court
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Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court

L. Arias - January 29, 2015

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…

Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates
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Regulatory agency rejects increase in vehicle inspection rates

L. Arias - November 26, 2014

The cost of mandatory technical vehicle inspections in Costa Rica will remain unchanged for the next 12 months, as the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Tuesday…

Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices
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Mandatory vehicle inspection agency seeks up to 200 percent increase in prices

L. Arias - November 21, 2014

The Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) announced Tuesday that RITEVE SyC, the private company responsible for certifying mandatory technical vehicle inspections, submitted rate hike requests of up to…

Solís administration proposes bill to cancel tax debts for some tourism businesses
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Solís administration proposes bill to cancel tax debts for some tourism businesses

L. Arias - November 13, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday evening sent the Legislative Assembly a bill proposing the cancellation of a backlog of sales taxes, interest and fines for tourism businesses…