Maria Fernanda Alvarado
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Maria Fernanda Alvarado

BankingBusiness

Are you looking at opening an account in Costa Rica? I’ll tell you based on my experience what are the options and certain preliminary recommendations for the process. When I got my first job, I saw the need to open a bank account to get my paycheck deposited into. I

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Tax-Rates-for-Strengthening-Solidarity-Housing-Programs-(ISO)
GovernmentReal EstateTaxes

The solidarity tax, also known as the “tax on luxury homes,” was created by Law No. 8683 on November 19, 2008 and had been in effect since October 1, 2009. The official title of this tax is the Solidarity Tax to Strengthen Housing Programs. This tax was created to fund

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non-traditional-accomodations-costa-rica
PropertyReal EstateTourism

The current technological revolution includes mobile applications for all kinds of services, from buying food and objects which you receive at your door, a ride around town and even non-traditional renting. In Costa Rica the latter type of service had not been regulated until the middle of the month of

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The-Maritime-Zone-in-Costa-Rica
GovernmentPropertyReal Estate

Costa Rica is a country rich in biodiversity: forests, beaches, mangroves, and wildlife are among the many natural resources protected by the state through solid environmental legislation. The extensive coastal zone includes two oceans and extends throughout the country. The Law on Maritime Zone No. 6043 establishes guidelines the protection

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The-Impact-of-New-Regulations-on-Vehicle-Imports
CarsDocumentsLegal Services

Last November 6th, new factors came into effect which apply to the “Manual of Procedures for the Inspection of Vehicles in Fiscal Warehouses and Eventually in the Ports.” According to the newly introduced regulation, the main objective is to verify the conditions that forbid the import and the registration of

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