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Friday 18 August 2017

‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

From September 1 to December 1, companies can take advantage of an amnesty to bring to date their...

Government Proposes To Charge A 15% Tax For Using Services Like Netflix

Intent on solving the country's current financial problems, the government today (Thursday) presented to legislators a new tax...

Costa Rica, UAE To Prevent Double Taxation

Costa Rica and the United Arab Emirates successfully negotiated an agreement to prevent double taxation between the two...

Telecom Tax Proposed To Fund 911 Service

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly has received a proposed tax on mobile and fixed telephony and broadband services with...

Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made on rentals in Costa Rica through...

New VAT Expected To Be Kept At 13 Percent

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica may opt for a lower value-added tax (VAT) rate if and when...

Costa Rica’s Electronic Invoicing Could be Done in Dollars

Q COSTA RICA - An amendment to the regulations of the income and sales tax laws, which will...

Panama Papers Law Firm Founder Says Scandal Set Off Tax Shelter Boom in US

Q24N (AFP) - The co-founder of the law firm at the center of the Panama Papers scandal says...

New Car Dealers Forced To Register 2018 Cars As 2017

Q COSTA RICA - When is a 2018 model car year a 2017?  When in Costa Rica and...

The Corporations Tax Is On. Legislators Approve Bill In Second And Final Debate.

Q COSTA RICA - On Thursday, March 16, legislators approved in second and final debate the "tax on...

Attorney General: Decree Restricting Importation Of New Cars Is Unconstitutional

Q COSTA RICA - "It restricts the freedom of commerce and implies an intrusion into the market," says...

Legislators Get Constitutional Green Light To Revive ‘Corporations Tax’

Q COSTA RICA - The Constitutional Court or Sala IV as it is commonly known gave the green...

Tourism Operators and Tax Man In Conflict Over Sales Tax On Recreation

Q COSTA RICA  - The Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur)  - National Chamber of Tourism  - denounced that...

Why Are Costa Ricans Not Willing To Pay Taxes?

Q COSTA RICA / Why are Costa Ricans reluctant to pay taxes? What are the consequences of such...

The Basic Points Of The New Corporations Tax Law

Q COSTA RICA - If the draft Ley de Impuesto a las Personas Jurídicas (Corporations Tax Law) has...

People Renting Houses and Apartments For Less Than A Month Must Pay Sales And Income Tax

Q COSTA RICA - Rentals of houses, apartments and condominiums for a period of less than one month...

Costa Rica Shareholder Registry Approved

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The bill to improve the fight against tax fraud successfully passed the last...

Airbnb Offers To Collect Sales Tax For Its Transactions in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The more than 6,600 hosts using Airbnb in Costa Rica may soon see...

Legislative Christmas Gift of Tax On Corporations Almost Ready

The controversial draft Law on Tax on Corporations (Ley de Impuesto a las Personas Jurídicas), to which legislator...

Costa Rica Improves Tax Evasion Controls

(QCOTARICA) The Directorate General of Taxation (Dirección General de Tributación) has hired an external service that cross matches...

Costa Rica Food Industry Opposes Tax Exemptions for Food

  Costa Rica's food industry is opposed to the executive decree which eliminates the exemption from payment of sales...

Costa Rica Considers Anti-Tax Evasion Bill

A bill containing measures to combat tax evasion is close to being endorsed by Costa Rica's legislature, according...

Costa Rica and Germany Agree to Eliminate Double Taxation

From January 1, 2017 the agreement ratified between both parties to avoid double taxation of income and assets...

Creation Of A Shareholder Registry Revived in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Legislators of the Financial Affairs Committee (Comisión de Asuntos Hacendarios) on Tuesday approved a the text...

Shaking The Money Tree, Costa Rica Proposes Global Income Tax

QCOSTARICA - Under pressure to raise revenue and reduce deficits, the Government of Costa Rica is preparing to...

Costa Rican President Solis Urges Legislators To Approve Tax Reforms

QCOSTARICA - Approaching mid term and delays in getting through his tax reform plan, Costa Rica President, Luis...

Internatoinal Monteray Fund Supports Costa Rica’s Fiscal Reforms

QCOSTARICA by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has welcomed the Costa Rican Government's medium-term...

Costa Rica Hails Recognition Of Tax Transparency Progress

QCOSTARICA via Tax-News.com - Costa Rica has welcomed recognition from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development for...

Uber And Its Drivers “Must Pay Income Tax”

QCOSTARICA - Being a Uber driver is not as simple as registering as a driver and "a job",...

Taxation Requires Professionals To Disclose Client List

QCOSTARICA - The next time you visit a doctor, dentist, lawyer, accountant or any other professional, keep in...

Costa Rica: Tax and Construction Sector

QCOSTARICA - The union of builders has warned that the proposed sales and income tax increases will make...

Costa Rica And Mexico Share Experiences On Tax Info Exchange

(QCOSTARICA) -- Officials from Mexico's Tax Administration Service (SAT) last month met with Costa Rican tax administration officials,...

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The beginning of construction for Bolivia's first electric train was inaugurated by President Evo Morales on Thursday in a public ceremony that brought together...

Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

Panama’s Convention Centers

Two new projects in Panama and opening in 2018 – seek to attract convention visitors. With 58,000 square meters (624,000 square feet), Panama’s planned Amador...

Morales: Trump, KKK Promoter, Can’t Lecture Latin America

Bolivia's President Evo Morales says the U.S. President Donald Trump “cannot teach democracy and freedom to Latin America because he promotes the racism and...

“El Carretero De Chepe”

Don Romualdo, who is 78 years old, every day he takes to the streets, wheeling his cart (carretica) from the Mercado Bourbon, in the...

Government Threatens Local Businesses With Fines For Links Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Restaurants and hotels expose themselves to sanctions and administrative procedures per campaign of royalties and discounts of Mother's Day Entrepreneurs express...

Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the terrorist attack that shook Barcelona Thursday...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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