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Legal Ease – Due Diligence, Purchasing a Vehicle in Costa Rica

Legal Ease – Due Diligence, Purchasing a Vehicle in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, all vehicles are duly registered within the Registro Nacional (National Registry), and all relevant information about the title must be duly recorded. Any modif

Legal Ease – Costa Rica Income & Sales Tax

Legal Ease – Costa Rica Income & Sales Tax

As per Costa Rican tax laws, any and all physical persons or legal entities (SA or SRL) that carry a business or conduct an activity that generates a profit within Costa Rica,

Legal Ease – Estate Planning

Legal Ease – Estate Planning

As a real property owner in Costa Rica, with no business conducted on your property, you should be aware about taxes that need to be paid. Failure to pay them would generate p

Legal Ease – Estate Planning

Legal Ease – Estate Planning

“Da tua dum tua sunt, post mortem tunc tua non sunt”. (Give that which is yours while it is yours; after death, it is not yours). Executing a testamentary disposition or a

Legal Ease: Purchasing a Condominium

Legal Ease: Purchasing a Condominium

In Costa Rica, all real properties are duly registered within the Registro Nacional (National Registry) and all relevant information about the title and the survey maps must b

MORTGAGES – Costa Rica

MORTGAGES – Costa Rica

Unlike some other countries, anyone can buy real property in Costa Rica. You are not required to have CR citizenship, residency, nor even be permanently present here to own la

Relevant information to apply for CR residency  thru a real estate purchase

Relevant information to apply for CR residency thru a real estate purchase

With the current CR Immigration law, the property (condo, house or lot) you purchased allows you – as well as your family – to apply for CR residency as an “inversio

Corporations in Costa Rica

Corporations in Costa Rica

Although, in Costa Rica foreign ownership is fully permitted with the following exceptions: a) property given or sold to CR citizens as part of government aid programs and b)

Real Estate in Costa Rica

Real Estate in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, the Constitution and the Laws protect private ownership of land, and foreigners enjoy the same rights as CR citizens, with the following exceptions: a) property

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