Costa Rica News – The short answer to this “no” people will always find a way to get around paying taxes. But this might make it harder.
A bill containing measures to combat tax evasion is close to being endorsed by Costa Rica’s legislature, according to the country’s Ministry of Finance.
The proposals in the Bill are to remove existing legal loopholes used to avoid paying taxes.
Among the proposals is a requirement that businesses providing services to the public accept payments via credit or debit cards. More taxpayers will be required to register with tax authorities.
The measures included in the bill are expected to increase revenue by 0.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
The Finance Ministry said in February that the revenue lost to evasion and avoidance