‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

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

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Hacienda (Taxation) Confirms Internet Purchases Of Up To US$500 Are Tax Exempt

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Bill Proposed To Lift Bank Secrecy Law in Costa Rica

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Philip Morris International Will Stop Producing Cigarettes in Costa Rica

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Three Families Receive A Quarter Of Government Spending On Rent

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Electric Cars A Reality In Costa Rica As Tax Exemption Ready To Be Applied

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Government Decides To Propose A 13% VAT

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Internet Purchases Would Pay Double Tax, If Propose Tax Reform Approved

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Government Proposes To Charge 4% VAT Tax On Airline Tickets, Books and Machinery

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New Car Dealers Forced To Register 2018 Cars As 2017

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Tax on Soft Drinks and Snacks Heats Up Tax Reform Debate

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Corret Income Tax for Foreigners Investing in Costa Rica Stock Market Is 8%

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An End To Excessive Perks For Government Employees Proposed

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Netflix Yes, Amazon No With Respect To The VAT

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Why Are Costa Ricans Not Willing To Pay Taxes?

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Costa Rica, UAE To Prevent Double Taxation

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Uber Trips Would Be Taxed If VAT Is Approved

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Tax Avoidance Is A Booming Industry

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

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Shaking The Money Tree, Costa Rica Proposes Global Income Tax

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