The Luxury Home Tax is in Effect

The Costa Rican Legislature passed Law Number 8683 which has been commonly referred to as the Luxury Home Tax.   The actual name of the law is Solidarity Tax to Strengthen Public Housing Programs (Ley Solidario para el Fortalecimiento de Programas de Vivienda)
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Starting a Business in Costa Rica

  So you want to start a Business…….
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Residency- Work Permits

  The Costa Rica Department of Immigration Streamlines “Work” Permits for Qualified Companies.
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Residency Renewal Procedures Update for 2010

1.  Proof of Payment of Costa Rican Social Security (CCSS).   The new immigration law imposes the obligation on all residency holders to register and pay into the Costa Rican Social Security system.  The law makes proof of compliance with this obligation a pre-requ
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Real Estate Agent Regulation

  Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Transactions To be Regulated
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Paid Vacations

     All About Paid Vacations in Costa Rica
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New Traffic Law

  Driving in Costa Rica –  New Traffic Law                
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New Telephone Numbering System

  Get ready to dial more numbers …..
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New 5th Edition of Legal Guide

The 5th Edition (2009) of The Legal Guide to Costa Rica is Now Available.  The new and revised edition of The Legal Guide to Costa Rica is now available from major online bookstores such as Barnes and Nobles (barnesandnoble.com) and Amazon (amazon.com). The Legal Guide to Costa R
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Is Costa Rica Scaring Away Pensioners and Retirees ?

   New Immigration Proposal Appears to Do Just That        
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Income Tax Rates

  Check out the Income Tax Rates for 2008 ……
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IDA (Agrarian) Title Issues

  What is an IDA property ?
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