Costa Rica: Tax Regulations Under Consultation

Transfer pricing and double taxation are two of the topics covered in three bills to reform regulations which the Ministry of Finance has put to public consultation.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

One of the proposals is the bill on "Informational declaration of transfer pricing". explains that   "...This empowers the tax authorities to check that transactions between related parties are valued at prices similar to those that would be agreed between independent parties in comparable transactions. " 

See project under consultation. (In Spanish)

Another document under public consultation is the "Protocol on procedures for mutual agreement foreseen in agreements to avoid double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital."

See project under consultation. (In Spanish)

"... The third document under consultation relates to the "Inclusion of solar panels in the regulations of the Law on Income Tax. "This will be used to determine the maximum rates that can be prudently set for depreciation or lifespan of those assets."

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