Costa Rica officials learn from tax policy in Europe

It seems that the government is slowly catching up with taxes that are common in other parts of the world.

In Germany we don’t have the luxury tax on certain houses. Therefore every property pays a certain tax every year, be it for living quarters, industrial or agriculture.

Apart from that, every sale of a property is taxed with 2,5 or 3,5 percent of the value of the notarial document (depending on the county/state where the property is situated).

The government seems to be comparing its tax system with other countries, especially Europe, where nearly everything is multiply taxed. And it is learning quick. And you can rest assured that the taxes well known in other countries will in time also appear here!

Klaus Ebeling
Zeitz, Germany

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