In Costa Rica the bill against tax fraud has removed the power of the tax authorities to collect and put in place embargoes through an administrative decision.
Instead, members of the ruling party will support the proposal that tax debts be resolved in the courts, "... as the Ministry of Finance negotiated with representatives of the National Liberation Front party (PLN), Social Unit Cristian Party (PUSC) and the Libertarian Movement Party. " The only condition imposed by the Citizen Action Party (PAC) is that the requests for embargos be resolved by the courts within a period of 3 working days.
A leading figure in the ruling party has introduced a bill that would allow state electricity company to produce geothermal energy in national parks or protected areas.
According to the deputy Otton Solis, member of the Citizen Action Party and sponsor of the bill, "... in the national parks there is a potential of about 350 megawatts of geothermal energy that can be harnessed, under highly rigorous environmental requirements."
The new government has announced that it will focus on controlling evasion by large taxpayers, professionals and payment of sales tax.
The Citizen Action Party of President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís, is working on a proposal to stop tax evasion, focusing on what are considered the three main evaders: large companies, independent professionals and those who do not pay sales tax.
Lack of clear leadership, internal chaos in the main political parties and parliamentary fragmentation are threatening Costa Rica's business climate.
Contradictory statements over the legal certainty of the project for a mega containerport in Moin ($1 billion), made by the very probable next president of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, and the founder of his party (Citizen Action) and deputy chief of the legislative group, Otton Solis have generated understandable alarm in the business community.
An opposition deputy claims that the financial offer made by China to widen the road to the Caribbean is overpriced by $165 million.
Manrique Oviedo, from the Citizen Action Party complained that the financial proposal for the extension of Route 32 is overpriced by $165 million relative to what it would actually takes to carry out the enlargement. The legislature requested that the Government renegotiate the loan granted by China for expanding the highway between San José and Limón.
The center-left candidate, Luis Guillermo Solís, would review the conditions to join the block if he wins on April 6th.
The presidential candidate of the Partido Acción Ciudadana, Luis Guillermo Solís, agrees with the industrial sector on the process of tariff reduction that Costa Rica would have to make in order to join the Pacific Alliance involves risks that should be considered carefully.
In a speech given to business leaders the presidential candidate Luis Guillermo Solis delivered a message of reassurance about economic development policies.
The presidential candidate for the Citizen Action Party met with a union of private companies in Costa Rica in order to send a message of peace and openness, should he obtain the votes needed in the April 6th election to assume the presidency.
Entrepreneurs and ALL presidential candidates agree on the need to eliminate privileges and unfair wage abuses in the public sector.
"On this point the five candidates that top the polls agreed during a debate organized by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP)," reported an article in Ameliarueda.com.
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