The Lantern Parade
On September 14, the Lantern Parade is held, made up of students from schools nationwide. Each school and college asks their students to create and decorate the lantern with which they will be parading at night. The parade begins at 6:00 pm, which symbolizes the
The Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)—to which the Republic of Costa Rica has adhered by law number 9118—establishes in article 6, titled "Automatic Information Exchange," that the parties will exchange any information that
The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) issued a publication in their FB page stating that foreign nationals coming to Costa Rica from authorized countries or states (in the case they are coming from the US) can have lay overs not exceeding 18 hours in an
In Costa Rica, unlike the U.S., Canada, for instance, “Mae” is certainly not a woman’s name. Now, granted, there may be some women living in, or visiting Costa Rica, whose birthname is Mae. Yet, that would be a rare case in the usage of this
The virus has quickly turned the world upside-down, changed our social habits, work routines and specially the way we do business.
Some of the most significant key learning areas we should be paying attention to are:
Consuming habits: people have changed and redefined their needs and
In Costa Rica one of the main challenges of opening a business is the fact that, while relevant public policy does exist, there is no specific law for entrepreneurship, nor are there spaces where the entrepreneurial sector might participate in the shaping of public policy.
Everything seems to be centered around the pandemic lately as it should. It is reasonable to say that this has changed our lifestyle in many different ways (some of those ways were nearly unthinkable prior to the pandemic) and that there are not many choices
Being a tourist in Costa Rica, it’s all fun and games until you fall in love with the country and realize that this could be the home that you have dreamed of your whole life.
For a tourist in Costa Rica, this is not a problem,
From the Latin occupāre. So, you may be thinking this Spanish word slightly resembles the English word “occupy,” right? Like in “to occupy a territory” (as an infinitive) or “the restroom is occupied” (as an adjective). And, as a matter of fact, “occupy” is an accurate translation
Upon entry into force of Law # 9635 (Law for the Strengthening of Public Finances), in December 2018, a new “tax category” called Capital Income was created.
To grasp this concept, let us begin by saying that income in Costa Rica is not taxed in the