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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

Expected today, Thursday, is the government's final draft of its tax reform that establishes two Value Added Tax (VAT)...

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 Considers Anti-Tax Evasion Bill

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

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 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...

Drop In Vehicle Imports Affects Tax Revenue Collection

The decrease in vehicle import last year has resulted in a contraction in the tax on vehicles sales...

Tax Avoidance Is A Booming Industry

The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specialises in offshore...

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",...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bill Proposed To Lift Bank Secrecy Law in Costa Rica

Bank secrecy (or bank privacy) prohibits banks in Costa Rica providing to authorities personal and account information about...

The 2018 Marchamo Explained (Q&A)

This is the last week of the week for more the owners of more than 1.3 million vehicles...

Government Decides To Propose A 13% VAT

Being more feasible to obtain the 29 votes needed in Congress, the Government decided to propose transforming the...

‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

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

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...

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...

Costa Rica Improves Tax Evasion Controls

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

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...

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...

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...

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

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) confirmed, through a statement issued today (November 23, 2017), that any...

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 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...

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

Since September 25, foreigners who acquire securities from the local stock market will have to pay 8% 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...

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Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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President Asks Police To Supress Repression Of Protests in Guanacaste

COSTA RICA NEWS - In Guanacaste, President Luis Guillermo Solís, said he expects Guanacastecos to protest with respect, without the need for police repression. The...

Apple and Samsung vs. The Rest

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Despite ground-breaking features and super-slick marketing, smartphones launching at Mobile World Congress this week have a difficult task ahead if they...

Can Hip Hop Help Stop Gang Violence in Latin America?

(Q24N) Insightcrime.org - Hip hop culture has long been associated with gangs, violence and vandalism. But a wide range of actors in Latin America...

Porteadores To Cause Havoc In The Streets This Week

QCOSTARICA - What day is not known yet, but it will be this week, when porteadores will be creating havoc in the streets, said...

‘Naked and Afraid’ In The Jungles of Costa Rica!

‘Naked and Afraid’ is the craziest show on TV — you just have to watch - a show about the a man and a...