Inter-American Development Bank Urges Costa Rica To Push Through Tax Reform Forward

By Rico

President Luis Guillermo Solis (left) and IDB president Louis Alberto Moreno

President Luis Guillermo Solis (left) and IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno: Photo Casa Presidencial

QCOSTARICA – The President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, has welcomed a number of tax reforms proposed by the Costa Rican Government and urged the legislature to approve them without delay.

“The time of discussion is over, the time has ran out for looking for alternatives, the time has come for solutions to the fiscal deficit, ”  said Moreno.

“The issue here is the future of Costa Rica, and the fiscal problem compounded year after year,” added the IDB president.

The Government earlier this week presented to the Legislative Assembly the tax reform bill designed to boost revenues.  See our report:  A Casado Without Meat Or Egg For Many If Tax Plan Is Approved

The bill contains a proposal to replace the 13%general sales tax on goods with a value-added tax (VAT) with an initial rate of 14%, increasing to 15% in the second … continue reading



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