Businessmen Oppose 1.5% Income Tax

Businessmen in Costa Rica criticized the proposal which taxes 1.5% of gross income per quarter.

Monday, February 28, 2011

According to the proposed fiscal plan, this levy would replace the current partial payments made by companies for income tax, but if at the end of the fiscal year if the amount to be paid in income taxes (profit) is less than 1.5 %, no return may be requested.

Only those companies which suffer losses as a result of the new tax payment may request a tax return, explained

In this regard, businesses have criticized that "the tax will affect the cash flow of businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones". In particular, the Chamber of Gas Stations asked to be excluded from the tax, arguing that it "not only absorbs the net profits, but it is 50% more than the income of an average station."

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