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Legal Ease: Costa Rican Tax Reform FAQs

Legal Ease: Costa Rican Tax Reform FAQs

Legal Ease: Tax Reform FAQs.  On July 1, 2019, major Costa Rican tax reforms went into effect nationwide. Lack of adequate government information beforehand has led to quite

Corporation Basics:  Benefits and Obligations

Corporation Basics: Benefits and Obligations

Corporation Basics: Benefits and Obligations.  Do you own property or a business in Costa Rica? If so, is it registered to you personally or your corporation? Why does it mat

Legal Ease:  Changes to the VAT in Costa Rica

Legal Ease: Changes to the VAT in Costa Rica

  Legal Ease: Changes to the VAT in Costa Rica.  As covered in previous Howler articles about the ongoing implementation of tax reforms in Costa Rica, the Value Added Ta

Legal Ease- VAT Changes Coming Soon for Rental Leases

Legal Ease- VAT Changes Coming Soon for Rental Leases

Legal Ease- VAT Changes Coming Soon for Rental Leases. Tenants and Owners: This Change Affects YOU!  Effective in July 2019, with the approval of Costa Rican law 9635, a majo

Tax Newsflash: Mandatory Shareholders Registry Coming Soon

Tax Newsflash: Mandatory Shareholders Registry Coming Soon

Tax Newsflash: Mandatory Shareholders Registry Coming Soon.  Costa Rica’s new legal requirement for mandatory disclosure of corporate shareholder information has been postp

Tighter Controls in Force – SUGEF Oversees More Economic Activities

Tighter Controls in Force – SUGEF Oversees More Economic Activities

Tighter Controls in Force – SUGEF Oversees More Economic Activities.  Stronger laws to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism in Costa Rica now apply to a w

Real Estate in Costa Rica – Legal Ease

Real Estate in Costa Rica – Legal Ease

Real Estate in Costa Rica – Legal Ease: Unlike in some countries, land ownership in Costa Rica is permitted without any requirement for citizenship, residency or perman

Legal Ease- Is Your Builder Responsible?

Legal Ease- Is Your Builder Responsible?

 Your beautiful new Costa Rican home was finally built and you settled in a while ago. Everything turned out great, so now you can kick back and enjoy your perfect space. The

Legal Ease- Costa Rica Annual Taxes Due

Legal Ease- Costa Rica Annual Taxes Due

Costa Rica Annual Taxes Due: As a Costa Rican property and/or corporation owner, you should be aware of taxes that need to be paid annually. Failure to comply may be subject t

Luxury Home Tax Costa Rica

Luxury Home Tax Costa Rica

Luxury Home Tax Costa Rica: Costa Rica’s Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening of Housing Programs (Impuesto Solidario para el Fortalecimiento de Programas de Vivienda) was

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