Proposal in Costa Rica to Eliminate Tax on Internet Connections

A bill has been presented to eliminate sales tax (13%) on internet access services in all its forms, including broadband and via mobile.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

An article on Prensalibre.cr reviews the initiative presented by the Libertarian Movement Party which "... seeks to authentically interpret subsection g) of article 1 of Law No. 6826, Law on General Sales Tax, and provide legal certainty in implementing this policy, in the sense that the term "similar" for the purposes of the Act and its regulations, will not cover internet services in all its forms, including those provided through broadband and mobile technology.

"... Internet access should be a fundamental right in our legal system. What I propose in this initiative is to make it clear that internet services in all their forms, including those provided through broadband and mobile technology, are exempt from Sales Tax", said the head of the fraction Otto Guevara.



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