Property Tax Forms in Costa Rica

Property Tax Forms in Costa Rica The Property Tax Law (art. 23) establishes the tax rate at 0.0025% of the recorded value of the property. I will discuss how the value is established in the next section.  Most Municipal governments will collect the property tax on a trimester basis as
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The Political Subdivision of Costa Rica

The Political Subdivision of Costa Rica The Republic of Costa Rica is divided into seven (7) Provinces which are divided into 81 Cantons that are in turn  divided into 478 districts.  Each Canton in Costa Rica is governed by a local Municipal government (Municipalidad). The seven (7)
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Probate Law in Costa Rica

Do you have a Will ?   In Costa Rica it is best to have a Will that addresses your Costa Rican assets to avoid an extended probate process.   In this video I provide an overview of the probate process in Costa Rica.
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Costa Rica Corporations Are Being Liquidated For Non Payment of Corporation Tax

The National Registry of Costa Rica which oversees and manages the Corporation recording section has initiated the process to liquidate any corporation that owes more than 3 past due payments of the corporation tax (Impuesto de Personas Juridicas).   Pursuant to Article 6 of Law 9024
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International Living Fast Track Costa Rica 2016

International Living just concluded its Fast Track Costa Rica conference.  At the conference expat and local experts share their experiences about living, retiring or working in Costa Rica.  Hundreds of attendees were present at the Costa Rica event gathering information about Costa R
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Costa Rica is the Top Country in the World for Weather and Climate

Costa Rica is the top country in the world for weather and climate. According to InterNations which conducted its annual Expat Insider survey Costa Rica is the top country in the world for weather and climate. In the survey Internations asked participants to rate their satisfaction wi
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Costa Rica Real Estate Survey

Costa Rica Real Estate Market Outlook for 2017

What does the Costa Rica Real Estate market look like for 2017 ? We were curious to see what the local real estate service providers were thinking.   To ask the question a survey was prepared in both English and Spanish and it was circulated among the Real Estate service providers in
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Costa Rica the Country of the year

The French Magazine GEO has selected Costa Rica as the country of the year. According to GEO “nature reigns in this small Central American country, home to 6% of the world biodiversity, where there are many national parks, protected areas and private ecological reserves.” GEO referred
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Property Thieves Target Costa Rica Corporations

For decades property theft in Costa Rica has been a problem which the authorities have not done enough to curtail.   The typical property theft occurs when a Costa Rican Notary Public and their accomplices fraudulently transfer your property out of your name into the name of a third p
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The Medical HealthCare System of Costa Rica

The Medical Healthcare system of Costa Rica explained.
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