So you've pulled up stakes, and you have packed your wagon and are headed to the tropics, as in Costa Rica? You've had every family member question your judgement and promise to visit. You are ready to buy your dream home in Paradise.
With the help of a
If you are looking for residency in Costa Rica, and want to invest in the country, or you have a monthly income, there are two options to apply. The Investment category and the Rentista category are both temporary residencies. Both categories are very similar, however,
It’s often been said that moving is one of the more stressful events in a person’s life. There are so many details to keep track of, deposits to be paid at new apartments (or loans to obtain if buying a house), and people to coordinate;
A fundamental step in due diligence is to verify that the property is up-to-date with the Municipality Taxes (known as property taxes). This information will assure the future owner of the property that the property does not have any overdue taxes with the Municipality.
If you’ve driven down 34 through Dominical over the past year, you may have noticed something. It seems this sleepy town has woken up. Many large new homes have cropped up, while others are in the process of being built, all vying for their view
An important part of buying real estate is checking the status of outstanding debts on properties or businesses.
Let’s start with the property.
When checking a property title, you will find certain annotations that could raise a flag when it comes to debs, specifically when the property
As you may know, on July 5th, Costa Rica's President Alvarado signed the law to attract foreign investors, rentistas and retired people to the country.
Currently, everyone is wondering how this is going to be implemented and what should be done to take advantage of the
We will briefly explain the obligations and responsibilities that companies must fulfill here in Costa Rica in order to be in compliance. It is very important to comply with the established deadlines so that the corporation can remain in good standing and up to date.
If you have a corporation in Costa Rica, you might have heard about the Education and Culture Tax.
This is a tax that legal entities must pay, based on the amount of capital reported on their income tax return, and is collected by Hacienda from February