Special Fraud Unit in Costa Rica

The Government of Costa Rica will create a new Special Fraud Unit and has issued a directive to restrict settlements in cases of tax evasion.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A statement from the Presidential House reads:

The President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla Miranda said that "Costa Rica has been taking steps in the right direction to improve tax administration, not only have we implemented leading-edge management models, but we have also proposed major changes to the laws of both taxes and procedures demonstrating a clear conviction and commitment by this Administration to improve public finances with a strong desire to work on the structural failure of our tax system. "

For the government, combating tax evasion is of the highest national interest. "If not fought with strength and efficiency, lax and dissolute behavior is fostered and encouraged in the majority of taxpayers who see the state’s negligence in combating fraud as an excuse not to comply with the rules themselves."

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