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Property tax on vehicles will decrease 8% for 2019

The owners of 2,391,602 vehicles will feel a relief when paying the property tax on the vehicles for 2019. The Ministry of Finance announced a decrease of 7.76% less over 2018. The property tax on vehicles is payable by December 31 each year, and included...

Are You Paying Too Much In Taxes?

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” according to Benjamin Franklin. But it is certain that some in the world are paying more taxes than others. And to the surprise of many, Costa Ricans are near the...

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 new (2018) vehicle is stuck in customs. On Friday (March 24) the Dirección General de Tributación (DGT) - Directorate General of Taxation - suspended the decree...

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 Costa Rica's Attorney General, Julio Jurado, commenting on the decree emitted by the government last August, that prevents importers of new vehicles from introducing into the...

President Solis Demands Defaulting Ministers Pay Marchamo Arrears

QCOSTARICA - Calling on his cabinet ministers to lead by example, President Luis Guillermo Solis, has demanded those in areas of the marchamo to pay up as soon as possible. The presidential directive came after the online publication La Prensa Libre, published that five ministers...

A Casado Without Meat Or Egg For Many If Tax Plan Is Approved

QCOSTARICA - A casado without meat or eggs would be the meal for many if the government's new tax reform is passed as presented to the Legislative Assembly. The casado is a traditional Costa Rican dish of rice, beans, platano, egg and a piece of...

Legislator Warns Of Government’s Plan Of Additional Tax on Vehicles To Finance Electric Train

(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...

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