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Uber is illegal Says Government, but It will not shut it down

After 45 days the government said it needed to pronounce on the Uber issue, it has reiterated the position that Uber and other similar transport are illegal, but it will not disconnect the platform, recognizing the challenge imposed by technological advances to the Government. For...

Uber Trips Would Be Taxed If VAT Is Approved

Legal or not, the tax plan that is in the process in Congress,  if approved, would have users of Uber pay the Value Added Tax (VAT) on their trips. The VAT on Uber trips would be 13%. According to Priscilla Piedra, the general director of Hacienda...

Costa Rican Businessmen Close Ranks In Favor of Uber

Q COSTA RICA - Instead of pursuing the Uber drivers and businesses with promotions linked to Uber, the Government should regulate the new technologies in public transport, considers the private sector, that has closed ranks in favor of the app. In this way, not only...

Government Shelved Plan To Regulate UBER and ‘Collaborative Transport’

Q COSTA RICA  - In April 2016, ruling party (PAC) legislator, Franklin Corella, introduced a bill to regulate UBER in Costa Rica and services offering "collaborative transport" by way of Apps (Internet-based applications). A year and month later, the bill remains stalled, awaiting political will. Although...

Do’s and Dont’s In Uber Car. Or Be Banned!

Just ask an Uber driver to describe his or her worst passenger and you’ll hear tales of vomiting passengers to screaming matches to hookups in the backseat. Yet until last week, Uber hadn’t laid out specific behavior that makes a passenger a five-star rider...

Taxi Drivers Planning Nationwide Protest Against Uber

QCOSTARICA - It's the new year, the holidays are over and time get back to daily life in Costa Rica, that includes getting the kids for back to school in a few weeks and to take to the streets to protest for something or...

Uber Announces The Hiring Of A General Manager in Costa Rica; MOPT Postpones Meeting

QCOSTARICA - The announcement of a general manager for Costa Rica confirms Uber's plan for the start of operations in the country. Uber spokesperson Rocio Paniagua confirmed Monday afternoon the appointment of Humberto Pacheco Ortiz as the general manager of Uber Costa Rica. Pacheco is a...

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