What are the Accounting & Taxation Requirements in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a great jurisdiction for both private business and entrepreneurs. The countries close proximity to North America and a raft of Free Trade Agreements make for an attractive business environment. Costa Rica has a range of attractive fiscal advantages, which further encourage foreign investment in the region including access to a number of Free Trade Zones (FTZ) within the country.

Some key taxes affecting companies operating in Costa Rica. (1) All companies operating in Costa Rica are subject to a tax on corporate profits (2) Costa Rica has a Value Added Tax (VAT) applied on most goods and services which is currently set at 13%. (3) Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is applied on any capital gain through the disposal of assets. It is fundamental that every company ensures that these taxes and others as applicable to your specific business activities are included within your company accounts.

Watch the short presentation below, created by our team in San Jose and learn about the accounting and taxation requirements for companies operating in Costa Rica. For more information about our accounting and taxation services in Costa Rica, please get in contact with our local team.

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