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Great ocean view home in Playa Langosta just south of Tamarindo at a three minute walk to the beach. Casa Vista del Mar has four bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. The building’s configuration allows to isolate a large studio with its separate kitchen from the other three bedroom area. The first floor has a gorgeous designer kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances and a comfortable lounge…more info.

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When you walk into this recently finished house, it feels immediately like home, thanks to the high-quality interior finishing, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and white wooden walls. Here you can combine being in your own natural oasis with a pool and huge garden, away from artificial noises. From your terrace, you can enjoy the natural environment that envelops the very well built, stylish and cozy home. It is set on a completely fenced 5,900m² lot and is surrounded by a lush tropical forest…read more.

taxes

Starting September 1, 2017, the tax on corporations (Sociedades Anónimas) will be reinstated. This year the payment will be just for the months between September – December, then starting 2018 the payments will be yearly, and will apply to both active and inactive S.A.’s.

The funds obtained will be distributed as follows; Ministerio de Seguridad (Costa Rican Police) 90%, Ministerio Público 5%, and to the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ, Costa Rica’s version of the FBI) 5%.

In January 2015, the Sala IV declared the old text that created this tax illegal due to procedure flaws. Since then the Asamblea Legislativa has been working on creating the new version of this tax, and on March 16, 2017, in the second debate, this new version was approved.

It is advised to make the payments on time and not try to evade payments. For those that do default, there will be a fine + interest calculated by day, that will represent yearly 11.73% of the total amount owed. Also, those defaulters will not be able to participate in any contracts with a public entity, the National Registry will not issue them certifications of legal status, they will not be able to register any documents in favor of the taxpayers and they are exposed to the preferential legal mortgage or pledge of their assets.

Corporations (Personas jurídicas) Sept-Dec. 2017 Yearly, 2018
Inactive corporation (Sociedad inactiva) ¢21,308 ($37.91) ¢63,930 ($113.75)
Active corporation (Sociedad active) Income below ¢51 million ($90,747) ¢35,513($63.19) ¢106,550($189.59)
Active corporation (Sociedad active) Income between ¢51 million – ¢119 million ($90,747 – $211,743) ¢42,616($75.83) ¢127,860($227.51)
Active corporation (Sociedad active) Income above ¢119 million ($211,743) ¢71,026($126.38) ¢213,100($379.18)

US$1 = CR¢562 Proper funding (or lack of) for our Police has been an issue for many years. Costa Rica is full of beautiful places attracting more tourists every year, and this is something that will contribute to maintaining the safety and peace we are all accustomed to here. This will be a huge breath of fresh air for the Police and will help in motivating them to look over this wonderful country.

The Green is Back

June 15, 2017

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This year the rainy season has begun with strength. It has only taken a couple of weeks of rain to bring back the mesmerizing green and lush vegetation Costa Rica is known for. The rain doesn’t mean that the sun won’t shine. A normal day in the wet season will be with sunny mornings and rain in the afternoon, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the beach and catch all the rays your body can take. If you’ve never been here during the wet season I definitely recommend that you give it a try and delight in all of the multiple side’s life in the tropics can offer.

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This is your chance to take advantage of owning a furnished, corner unit for sale in Plaza Tamarindo. With the size of the unit being 70m² (753.47 sq.ft) and having 2 floors it gives you the opportunity to create and imagine how your store can be. Nicely and centrally located in Tamarindo with walking distance to the beach, surrounded by plenty of shops…more info.

Casa Matapalo – SOLD

June 13, 2017

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Incredible home, custom designed and decorated from floor to ceiling. Casa Matapalo is immaculate, filled with designer touches throughout. The perfect home for entertaining. Bask in the pool on balmy summer days and enjoy an outdoor shower under the stars at night. Savor your morning coffee on the patio listening to the monkeys as they congregate in the trees of your own oversized private garden…read more.

Lote Verano – SOLD

June 2, 2017

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This is your piece of the tropics dream. It is excellently located at a short walk to the world class surf of Playa Langosta, at a short walk to the beautiful south end of the beach of Tamarindo, or at an easy 2 minute drive to the center of Tamarindo and its culturally diverse town. Live in the tranquility of Langostas residential community…more info.