Q COSTA RICA – The General Directorate of Taxation of the Ministry of Finance shut down the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium, slapping Deportivo Saprissa S.A.D. with a business closure penalty for a 10-day period.
The debt in question is for the unpaid Withholding Tax from 2013 and 2014.
Juan Carlos Rojas, president of Saprissa, took to Twitter to clear up the news about the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium being closed down by the Ministry of Finance. He wanted to make it clear that they have all their taxes up to date and don’t owe anything – the closure was for a later payment 10 years ago.
Aclaro algunos puntos clave con relación a lo que pasó ayer, de la manera más resumida posible:
➡️ Saprissa se encuentra al día con sus obligaciones tributarias
➡️ Ayer se aplicó una sanción administrativa (cierre por 10 días) por un pago realizado hace 10 años de manera tardío.…
— Juan Carlos Rojas (@presimorado) June 24, 2023
Deportivo Saprissa is a sports club based in San Juan de Tibás, San José, and their home games are held at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, or “La Cueva” (The Cave), named after one of the founders, Ricardo Saprissa.
The club was founded in 1935 and since has won 38 Primera División de Costa Rica championships, including 6 championships in a row in the 70s. They’re one of the most successful teams in the CONCACAF region.