Tax on Cement

A bill that is being discussed in the Legislative Assembly proposes establishing a tax of 5% on the net sale price of imported or locally produced cement.
The bill establishes that “… the tax on cement produced within the national territory or imported, will be of five percent (5%) on the net sale price, both in the case of the national producer at the level of the production plant and for the importer at the level of the dispatch or storage site, excluding the corresponding sales or value-added tax, as well as any other tax”.
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In this regard, Randall Murillo, Executive Director of the Costa Rican Chamber of Construction, opined that “… this legal initiative will place more equitable rules in

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