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Agricultural Parecels (property subdivision)

The “Reglamento de Fraccionamiento y Urbanizaciones”

What is the "Marchamo" in Costa Rica?

Annual mandatory payment for every vehicle

Costa Rica approved a Tourist Visa Extension for visitors from 60 countries

Tourist Visa Extension for visitors

The HOA Condo Dues

A condominium complex is a property belonging to several people identified as condominium owners.

Can foreigners legally marry in Costa Rica? Part II

Can foreigners legally marry in Costa Rica?

Can foreigners legally marry in Costa Rica? Part I

Many visitors come to celebrate their dream wedding and get married in Costa Rica while they enjoy its beauty.

Immigration Office approving your residency Part II

Do you know what to do after receiving the resolution from Immigration Office approving your residency in Costa Rica?

Immigration Office approving your residency Part I

Do you know what to do after receiving the resolution from Immigration Office approving your residency in Costa Rica?

GM Attorneys

A boutique and premier Firm of legal services in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Luxury Real

Estate during and post-pandemic era

Low Environmental Impact Projects will not require Setena Form D2. (Part II)

Low Environmental Impact Projects (Part II)

Reminder: Informative tax declaration of inactive legal entities.

Reminder: Informative tax declaration of inactive legal entities

Regulation to Law 9996 (Part II)

Regulation to Law 9996 for the attraction of investors, annuitants, and pensioners residents. (Part II)

Regulation to Law 9996 (Part I)

Regulation to Law 9996 for the attraction of investors, annuitants, and pensioners residents. (Part I)

Registration of Imported Ships

(Part I)

Registration of Imported Ships

(Part II)

Annual Corporate Tax

Chartering in Costa Rica for international vessels is allowed!

Ley de Impulso a las Marinas Turísticas y Desarrollo Costero

FAQS for Expats in Costa Rica

Part I

FAQS for Expats in Costa Rica

Part II

Home Luxury Tax for 2022

Part II

Home Luxury Tax for 2022

Part I

Real estate Cadastral registration information system (SIRI)

SIRI is a tool for the interaction, research and study of the properties included ...

Costa Rica encourages foreign investment and relocation to the country

On July 5, 2021, the Government of Costa Rica published...

Vaccinated tourists and minors may enter the country without a insurance policy

Starting August 1st 2021, fully vaccinated travelers...

Corporate Tax and mandatory disclosure

Annual Corporate Tax: There will be a fixed fee for...

Capital Gains Tax

The Law 9635 created a Capital Gains Tax of 15% which...

Due Diligence and Real Estate Taxes

Legal and technical searches (due diligence): Before any purchase...

New obligations for Inactive Corporations 2021

The Costa Rican Tax Administration 'Ministerio de Hacienda' has implemented...

2021 Annual Corporate and Real Estate Taxes

The Home Luxury Tax (Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening...

Annual Corporate Tax

There will be a fixed fee for inactive corporations and a progressive...

Home Luxury Tax

The so called ´Solidarity Tax´ for the Strengthening...

'2021 MARCHAMO' (annual circulation tax for a vehicle) relief due to COVID-19

The Legislative Assembly approved Law #9911, 'Law for the Relief of...

Automatic exchange of financial account information

Automatic exchange of financial account information

Vat tax on cross-border digital services

Starting October 1st 2020 cross-border digital services...

Value added tax (VAT) modification on tourism due to Covid-19

The Costa Rica government continues to adjust to the financial implications...

Municipal Tax Breaks Due to COVID-19

All over the world, governments are challenged...

Law No. 9875

To move holiday's day off to the preceding or proceeding Monday

The Resolution N° DGT-ICD-R-19-2020

On August 13, 2020 was published in the official legal...

Costa Rica and Covid: Travel Update

During this unprecedented time of global pandemic, Costa Rica has ...

Costa Rica and Covid: Condominium Guidelines Update

The Ministry of Health released on May 12, 2020, the updated version ...

Costa Rica and Covid: Condominium Guidelines Update

The Ministry of Health released on May 12, 2020, the updated version...

Costa Rica and Covid: Tax Relief Update

Law #9830, approved in March 2020, established that commercial leases are exempt from paying ...

Estate Planning in Costa Rica

'Da tua dum tua sunt, post mortem tunc tua non sunt'

Mandatory Disclosure with the Central Bank for 2019 and 2020

CR Tax office published on their webpage the list of corporations...

Mandatory Disclosure submission for 2020

According with the resolution DGT-ICD-R-06-2020 issued by the CR Tax Office...

2020 Property Tax

Property owners must pay Property Tax

COVID-19

Hemos implementado precauciones ante el COVID - 19 y confiamos en las acciones de nuestras autoridades sanitarias y Gobierno.

Costa Rica Launches Tax Relief in Response to COVID-19

As the world grapples with the pandemic of COVID-19, Costa Rica has joined other nations...

Deadline for 2019 Mandatory corporate disclosure before the Central Bank

CR tax office published on March 26 the resolution ...

Fly into Costa Rica

Starting November 1st, 2020 tourists from any and all countries...

It's Annual Tax Time

It's Annual Tax Time

SOME FACTS ABOUT CR ESTATE PLANNING

'Da tua dum tua sunt, post mortem tunc tua non sunt'

Mandatory Shareholder registration can be made until January 31st 2020 without fines

The Tax Office clarifies and ratifies that the first submission and ...

2019 Tax Reform FAQ

Part I

2019 Tax Reform FAQ

Part II

Capital Gains in Real Estate

The Law #9635 creates a Capital Gains Tax of 15% which...

What is the Value Added Tax (VAT)

The Value Added Tax (VAT) is an indirect tax that taxes the consumption, which means...

New starting date for the mandatory Shareholders Registry with the Central Bank of Costa Rica.

With the objective of facilitating the fulfillment of the obligation...

New Capital Gains Tax In Costa Rica

With the approval of the Law #9635, among the taxes and changes that brought...

Annual Corporation Tax: Don't Fall Behind

Do you own property or a business in Costa Rica?

New starting date for the mandatory Shareholders Registry with the Central Bank of Costa Rica.

With the objective of facilitating the fulfillment of the obligation that the corporations must...

TAX UPDATES

Mandatory Shareholders Registry with the Central Bank of Costa Rica.

2019 ANNUAL CORPORATE TAX

As of September1st, 2017 all corporations, subsidiaries, and limited liability companies that are currently registered before the...

2019 ANNUAL CORPORATE AND REAL PROPERTY TAXES

HOME LUXURY TAX

NEW REGULATORY CHANGES FOR SUGEF REGISTRATION

On October 8, 2018, CONASSIF (National Council for Financial System Supervision) approved a new regulation

LUXURY HOME TAX

The so called ´Solidarity Tax´ for the Strengthening of Housing Programmes (Impuesto Solidario para el Fortalecimiento de Programas de Vivienda), Law # 8683, commonly referred...

HOME OWNER'S ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

Each condominium complex has a set of bylaws or Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) that outline all the rules, regulations, dues, rights and obligations of the condo owners.

WE'RE GROWING!

We are pleased to present our new attorneys. This year we seek to strengthen our team with women leaders in their area by empowering them in the legal profession while...

ANNUAL CORPORATE AND REAL PROPERTY TAXES

As a real property and/or CR corporation owner in Costa Rica, you should...

D-140 FORM

The new corporation tax law, 9428, imposes a D-140 registration requirement on any and all CR corporations

RELEVANT INFORMATION ABOUT REAL ESTATE IN COSTA RICA

Unlike some other countries, it is not required to have CR citizenship, CR residence, nor even have permanent presence in the country to own land in Costa Rica.

ANNUAL TAX OVER CR CORPORATIONS

The Costa Rican government recently published Law 9428: “Tax over legal entities” to be enacted on September1st, 2017.

Real Estate Rentals

Real estate rentals will soon be subject to the same legal requirement for electronic invoicing (factura electronica) as all other taxpayers in Costa Rica.

ACQ5 Law Awards 2015

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ACQ5 Law Awards 2014

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