Internet Access Will Pay Sales Tax
In Costa Rica the tax authority (DGT) interpreted that internet access should pay sales taxes (13%).
Monday, April 4, 2011
This has caused negative reactions from many sectors, for example the Technology Chamber, headed by Fabio Masís, stated that “prices are expected to increase, with negative consequences on low income users”, and that this decision violates the Constitution.
Due to the government’s need to increase tax revenue in Costa Rica several types of meat and fruit will incur sales tax of 13% from Monday .
Costa Rica's government has amended a decree issued last week which levies with a tax of 13% products like wheat flour bread, milk and packaged beans .
In Costa Rica, from June 1st, the General Sales Tax will be paid exclusively online.
The recently published new legislation establishes an increase of 12% to 15% in sales tax.
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