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29 Products Removed From The Basic Basket And Must Pay The 13% Sales Tax

Soon, possibly as early as next week, a total of 29 products will no longer be included in the “canasta basica” (basic basket) and will be subject to the 13% sales tax. Their removal, says the Ministerio de Hacienda (Finance Ministry) is because they are products not consumed most by the poorest households in the country.
The lemon meso (lime) is one of the products that remains in the basic basket along with the avocado, although it was on one of the exluded items in the preliminary changes. Photos Melissa Fernández
The tax on these products goes into effect once the new Reglamento de la Canasta Básica Tributaria (Tax Regulation of the Basic Basket) in the official government newsletter, La Gaceta, according to a press release Thursday

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