Costa Rica Residency Requirements

Costa Rica Residency Requirements 2018

Are you looking for the Costa Rica residency requirements for 2018 then you are in the right place.  For over 20 years I have been processing residency applications in Costa Rica and I will share with you all the information you will need to successfully apply for residency in Costa R
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How Much Does it Cost to Open Probate in Costa Rica ?

How Much Does it Cost to Open Probate in Costa Rica ? When a loved one has passed away and has assets located in Costa Rica you may find yourself looking for legal advice on the probate process in Costa Rica. The first question most of you ask me is how much does it cost to open proba
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Costa Rica Residency – General Information and Summary 2017

Costa Rica Immigration and Residency Summary If you are looking for the latest information on Costa Rica Immigration and Residency then you are in the right place. I have been handling residency applications in Costa Rica for over 20 years and here I will share with you all the inform
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Probate of a Foreign Will in Costa Rica

Probate of a foreign will in Costa Rica Is your foreign will valid in Costa Rica ? It is increasingly common to find a situation where a citizen of one country has a will drafted in their home country but they have also acquired real estate and other assets in Costa Rica.   What happe
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Deadline to file the D-140 form has been extended

The Costa Rica Tax Department ( Tributación Directa) has extended the filing deadline for the D 140 form. What is the D 140 ? The D 140 is the tax registration or modification form used by the tax department to collect information about the taxpayer.  The D 140 needs to be filed to re
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A Second Chance to Reinstate your Dissolved Corporation

A Second Chance to Reinstate your Dissolved Corporation Over the past couple of weeks we have received numerous inquiries from persons that had their Costa Rican Corporation administratively dissolved by the National Registry because they accumulated more than 3 years of corporation t
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Costa Rica Corporation D-140 Registration Requirement

The D-140 Filing Requirement The new corporation tax law imposes a D-140 registration requirement on corporations.  The corporation tax is currently in effect in Costa Rica and is managed by the Costa Rican Department of Revenue (Tributación Directa).   The tax department is administr
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Liquidation of Costa Rica corporation

How to recover your property from a dissolved corporation

How do you recover your property from a corporation that has been dissolved ? The National Registry of Costa Rica has administratively dissolved thousands of corporations that owed more than 3 years of the annual corporation tax.   Many of these now dissolved corporations owned proper
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Is Uber legal in Costa Rica ?

Is UBER in Costa Rica Legal ? It has been two years since UBER started operating in Costa Rica creating market disruption in the public transportation sector.   So, Is Uber in Costa Rica Legal ? The main opposition to Uber in Costa Rica is the Union of Costa Rican Taxi Drivers (UTC) w
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Costa Rica Caja Health Insurance Payment Scale

What is the health insurance payment scale used by the Costa Rican Caja system to establish the monthly public health care premium ? The Costa Rica public health care system is administered by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)  known locally as the “CAJA”.   T
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Costa Rica Land Valuation Maps

Costa Rica Land Valuation Maps What is my land worth in Costa Rica ? It should be a simple answer. However, in Costa Rica there is very little public information available about the accurate market price of real estate.   The information found on the transfers deeds has been in the pa
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Labor Code modifications are in effect in Costa Rica

Costa Rica modified its Labor Code and those provisions are now in effect.  The law modified over 200 articles of the Costa Rican Labor Code which has been in effect since 1943.   Among some of the changes to the Labor Code are as follows: Any type of discrimination is prohibited. Equ
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