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Costa Rican Tourism Industry Challenges Sales Tax

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

17 September 2014


Costa Rica's National Tourism Chamber (CANATUR) has challenged the government's decision to start subjecting all tourism activities to the sales tax.

The country's tax administration recently issued a decree reinterpreting Article 1 of the Sales Tax Law. Pursuant to the decree the 13 percent sales tax will be retroactively levied on all tourism businesses from 2009, including some that were previously exempt, such as hiking, bird-watching and ziplining.

Tourism businesses have been given until the end of this month to comply with the decree.

CANATUR has called for the tax administration's decree to be overturned, arguing that it is unfair and will force many businesses to shut down.

The government has met with officials from CANATUR to discuss solutions to the dispute, but the two sides have not yet reached an agreement.

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