Like in other global markets, Costa Rica also has its share of annual taxes. Not all taxes are applicable to everyone.
Due: January 15th of each year.
The Luxury Tax (Solidarity Tax for the Strengthening of Housing Programs) only applies to houses, condos, or apartments over a certain construction value (131,000,000.00 colones in 2019, approx. US $232K – this amount is adjusted each year).
Annual Corporation Tax
Due: January 31st of each year.
All corporations, subsidiaries, and limited liability companies that are currently registered before the National Registry will be subject to pay an annual tax. (Law # 9428: “Tax over legal entities”)
NOTE: The “annual corporate tax” is aside from the VAT Tax, or Income Tax, the corporation is subject to those indicated in the event the corporation is active and is registered as a tax payer.
Property Tax & Garbage Collection
Due: March 31st of each year.
Property owners must pay Property Tax (Impuestos Bienes Inmuebles) and garbage collection fee (recolección basura) to the Municipal Government where the property is located.
The garbage collection fee is a fixed amount, adjusted yearly, that must be collected along with the property taxes. The municipality determines the fee based on location and on whether the property is used for residential or commercial purposes.
To ensure you do not incur any penalties or fines, it is important all applicable annual taxes are paid on time.