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About the Solidarity Tax

This afternoon, the Costa Rican government proposed applying a “solidarity tax.” The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, commented that other measures and resources available to the government will be exhausted first, so the measure would be implemented only “if necessary.” Under the proposal, a mandatory contribution would be imposed

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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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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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Per Resolution Nº DGT-R-075-2019, published in La Gaceta on December 20th, 2019, the Ministerio de Hacienda has finally provided a resolution on how Inactive corporations are required to proceed regarding tax returns. See the information below for details. This Applies To: Inactive legal persons (corporations which do not perform profitably).

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Shareholder’s Registry Costa Rica has been working for many years to meet the requirements to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD. Some of those requirements include having a balanced budget which in part means having a better tax collection system. On December 20th, 2016 the Costa

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As many of you know, the Costa Rican government has a big debt problem and is in the process to increase the revenue through numerous means, one of the them is to improve the income tax on corporations and people. In addition, the country is attempting to join the Organization

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The Ministerio de Hacienda (Treasury Department), along with the BCCR (Central Bank) and the ICD (Institute for Controlled Substances) issued a notice on February 22. The notice states the following: “with the objective of facilitating the fulfillment of the obligation that companies have to provide the composition of their social

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