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Costa Rica News - Business, Taxation & Offshore

Costa Rica Plans Netflix Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, August 14, 2017

Costa Rica's Government is planning to introduce a 15 percent value-added tax on entertainment streaming services such as Netflix. Read Full Story


14 Territories Praised By OECD For Tax Transparency Advances

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A number of territories that had failed to demonstrate they have complied with international tax transparency standards have had their ratings upgraded by the OECD, following "fast-track" peer reviews.Read Full Story



Costa Rica Expected To Keep Rate For New VAT At 13 Percent

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Costa Rica may opt for a lower value-added tax rate when it implements the levy.Read Full Story


Costa Rica Considers Higher Taxes On Foreign Truckers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Costa Rican Government is to consider hiking taxes on foreign haulers.Read Full Story



China Cut Tariffs On January 1

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, January 2, 2017

China introduced import and export duty changes from January 1 to boost innovation-driven development and put the country's tariff structure "more in line with the needs of international trade development."Read Full Story


Costa Rica Urged To Adopt VAT

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The International Monetary Fund has urged Costa Rican lawmakers to agree on much-needed consumption tax and income tax reforms.Read Full Story