Employers: NO to Tax Evasion

The business sector of Costa Rica agrees with the content of the draft law proposed by the executive branch to combat tax evasion, but points to gaps in the text.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The lack of "... clear measures on how to combat informality" is one of the shortcomings of the initiative, according to Alan Saborio, coordinator of the Tax Commission of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprise (Uccaep).

In addition, the hotel industry supports the proposal for a sales tax to be charged on property rented out for less than a month. Pablo Abarca, president of the National Chamber of Tourism, told Elfinancierocr.com that "... 'Such establishments are not regulated in any way and threaten the face of national tourism. We fully agree that an idea raised long ago be taken into account.'"

Regarding the lack of specific measures to address the problem of informality, Saborio said "... we will keep dialogue open in order to bring our concerns to the Legislative Commission and we will also possibly be requesting a hearing to clarify other points."

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