(QCOSTARICA) – The legislator for the Alianza Demócrata Cristiana, Mario Redondo, warns of a plan by the government to introduce a new (and additional) property tax on vehicles, to “finance” the urban electric train system.
Redondo commented on Thursday the provision included in the “Ley de fortalecimiento de Incofer” (law to strengthen the Incofer, the country’s railway).
The legislator says that government has tried to take a percentage of the tax on fuels, but the Ministry of Finance nixed it, saying the tax revenue is already distributed subsequently to existing laws.
Thus, the initiative now intends to add a property tax depending on the vehicle and its age.
Although the legislator was no forthcoming on the details of the tax, he did say that “it (the new tax) would make worse an already difficult economic situation of Costa Ricans.”