Friday 5 March 2021

Minister of the Presidency: ‘No new taxes on Friday’

(QCOSTARICA) “No new taxes will be announced on Friday,” said the Minister of the Presidency (Chief of Staff), Marcelo Prieto, who has ruled out, for now, adding new taxes to revive the economy.

President Carlo Alavardo’s Chief of Staff (Ministro de la Presidencia), Marcelo Prieto

“I can assure you that there is no announcement of new taxes on Friday and that the presentation that the Planning Minister, Pilar Garrido, will show a focus on the reactivation of the economy as soon as we manage to get out of the crisis of the covid-19 ”, Prieto declared to Noticias Monumental.

- Advertisement -

However, in an interview with La Nación, published on Tuesday, President Carlos Alvarado stated that the coronavirus crisis will force to raise “temporary surcharges.”

“(The situation) pushes us to take temporary measures. That is to say, some temporary surcharges will have to be proposed, distributing the burdens in society, among those who can do it ”.

Prieto was also emphatic: “the bill to temporarily tax a percentage of salaries greater than ¢1 million, is not being discussed as a priority at this time,” in order to allocate the proceeds to aid subsidies for the victims.

The minister assures that the announcement made by President Carlos Alvarado, that he will donate 10% of his salary to the victims, is a “symbolic gesture”, but it is not related to the possibility that the government will send the bill to the Legislature.

- Advertisement -

The government is expected on Friday, May 8, to announce measures, among them a stimulus package, for the next step in the process of living with the covid-19, with focus on reviving the economy.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Interventions by the Central Bank will be key so that Colon does not depreciate this yea

QCOSTARICA - The notorious influence of the Central Bank (Banco Central)...

Government reaches three-year deal with the IMF

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Carlos Alvarado reached a fiscal adjustment...

MOST READ

The Quijongo!

QCOSTARICA - The quijongo is now in very good health thanks to the care of the people of Guanacaste, who are dedicated to protecting...

97 labs test those who need to leave the country for covid-19 antigens

QCOSTARICA - Need to leave the country and require a test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes covid-19? The Cámara Costarricense de la Salud...

Japan creates Ministry of Loneliness

Japan is beefing up measures against loneliness, taking a first major step toward comprehensively tackling a pervasive problem in the nation that has again...

Vehicle Restrictions for March

QCOSTARICA - Due to an improvement in the epidemiological situation of the health emergency, starting March 1, the only daytime vehicular restrictions for the...

CCSS reports 149,812 vaccines applied against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports applying a total of 149,812 vaccines against covid-19, reaching a national application rate of...

Loans in dollars loses attractiveness for those who earn in colones

QCOSTARICA - Loans in dollars, which had a great boom in 2000, began to slow down since 2016 and today, despite the fact that...

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev celebrates his 90th birthday

Q REPORTS - The former leader of the Soviet Union and 1990 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, who has been self-isolating to protect...

The Ministry of Health authorized the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health authorized the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, based on the conditional marketing authorization of the European...

Islas Murciélago, unknown Tico paradise ideal for hikers and divers

Q TRAVEL - Located in the extreme north of the Pacific coast, in front of the Santa Rosa National Park, in the sector of...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.