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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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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Sworn affidavit required for real estate purchases in Costa Rica

If you purchase real estate in Costa Rica you will be required to sign a sworn affidavit before a Notary Public in Costa Rica.   In the sworn affidavit the purchaser  shall indicate the following information about the transaction: (a) The amount of funds involved in the transaction. (
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Costa Rica Gatekeeper Money Laundering Legislation

The Costa Rican legislature is voting on a new law that modifies Law # 7786 which is referred to as the “Drug, Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Law” (Ley sobre estupefacientes, sustancias psicotrópicas, drogas de uso no autorizado, actividades conexas legitimación de capita
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Costa Rica Population Statistics

The Population of Costa Rica. According to the last census of Costa Rica (2011) the population of Costa Rica was 4,301,712 Item Year 2011 Total Population 4,301,712 Male Population 2,106,188 Female Population 2,195,524 The population is spread among the 7 provinces of Costa Rica as fo
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Costa Rica Adheres to OECD Tax Exchange Treaty

Costa Rica Adopts OECD proposals to exchange financial information for tax matters. Costa Rica has been under pressure from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to share financial information on tax related matters. As a result in Costa Rica became the fir
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Consumer Protection Law Regulations

The Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica The Consumer Protection Law of Costa Rica, Law No. 7472 protects the consumer in Costa Rica.  The Consumer Protection Law has accompanying regulations.  The Regulations to the law set out the actual procedures for implementing and applying the
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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 Constitution in English

The Costa Rican Constitution in English.  The Constitution of 1948 of the Republic of Costa Rica is the provide of Costa Rica.  This Constitution has set the framework and the pillars for the Costa Rican democracy.   Costa Rica has the longest unbroken democracy in Latin America and c
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Constitutional Law Information Page

The Constitution of Costa Rica The Costa Rican Constitution was passed after the revolution of 1948 –  Since then the Constitution has remained in full force and effect.  In this section you will find information about Costa Rican Constitutional Law. The Constitutional Court of
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Amazon.com Expands Call Center Operations in Costa Rica

Amazon.com in Costa Rica Amazon.com has been established in Costa Rica for several years where it now operates 4 service centers in Costa Rica with more than 28,000 m2 of office space and over 2,100 employees. The Costa Rican operations of Amazon.com include customer service support,
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Costa Rica – US Mutual Understanding Agreement on Consumer Protection

Costa Rica – United States Memorandum of Understanding on Consumer Protection Costa Rica and the United States have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding consumer protection.  The Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Assistance in Consumer Protection Matters was
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