It’s getting more expensive to give up your US citizenship
Adios Uncle Sam
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Adios Uncle Sam
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It’s getting more expensive to give up your US citizenship

Zach Dyer - September 4, 2014

Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! The processing fee to renounce U.S. citizenship went up 422 percent, according to a press release from the…

Another decree angers Costa Rica’s tourism sector
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Another decree angers Costa Rica’s tourism sector

L. Arias - August 26, 2014

A reorganization of the Solís administration has the tourism sector on edge. On Monday, the Costa Rican Chamber of Hotels criticized a decree signed by President Luis…

Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax
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Tourism entrepreneurs urge President Solís to block retroactive sales tax

L. Arias - August 21, 2014

Leaders of the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) sent President Luis Guillermo Solís a letter asking him to block a Finance Ministry decree ordering tourism businesses to collect sales tax on several tourism…

Tourism chambers outraged over latest Tax Administration order for businesses to collect sales tax on tourism activities
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Tourism chambers outraged over latest Tax Administration order for businesses to collect sales tax on tourism activities

L. Arias - August 12, 2014

Concerns by the National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) became a reality on Friday as the Tax Administration issued an order to businesses to begin charging sales tax on all tourism activities. The Tax…

Finance Ministry submits bill to improve tax collection, reduce evasion
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Finance Ministry submits bill to improve tax collection, reduce evasion

L. Arias - August 1, 2014

Finance Ministry officials on Thursday presented lawmakers a bill proposing a number of amendments to existing tax legislation to combat evasion and improve efficiency in collection. The bill sent…

Costa Rica’s ombudswoman resigns amid tax fraud probe
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s ombudswoman resigns amid tax fraud probe

L. Arias - July 7, 2014

Ombudswoman Ofelia Taitelbaum on Monday morning submitted a letter of resignation to the Legislative Assembly just days after lawmakers and Judicial Investigation Police announced they would open an investigation into allegations…

Business sector ask President Solís for stricter control of tax dodgers, black market sales
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Business sector ask President Solís for stricter control of tax dodgers, black market sales

L. Arias - May 23, 2014

Members of Costa Rica's Chamber of Commerce (CCCR) delivered President Luis Guillermo Solís a list of petitions asking him to increase actions to fight smuggling, tax evasion,…

Bill to discourage short-term investments from abroad too little, too late, says Central Bank president
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Bill to discourage short-term investments from abroad too little, too late, says Central Bank president

L. Arias - February 11, 2014

All but eight of 44 lawmakers present in the Legislative Assembly Monday night passed a bill in a first-round vote to discourage short-term investments from abroad when…

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Environment Ministry and Riteve team up to reduce vehicle emissions

Alberto Font - April 4, 2013

A new effort by the Environment Ministry and Riteve SyC, the Spanish-Costa Rican company in charge of mandatory technical vehicle inspections, aims to convince motorists to drive…