With proposed tax, they’ll get you coming or going

July 11, 2011
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There is a new tax on the horizon for all types of companies, including inactive ones, that could prove to be very expensive for expats living in Costa Rica. This tax is just another way to squeeze everyone, including expats. It will surely prove to be a deterrent to investing in the country. What is […]

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Web page easily calculates exiting employee’s pay

June 6, 2011
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Most expats in Costa Rica have experienced the problem of firing an employee or have one leave unexpectedly. One of the biggest headaches is calculating what is owed to them. What usually happens is the employee goes to the labor ministry and has the calculations made there. An employer never knows if the numbers are […]

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New system provides those legal documents online

May 2, 2011
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There is nothing more frustrating in Costa Rica than to go to a bank, government agency or some store for a company purchase and the clerk asks: “Do you have a personería jurídica?” The personería juridical is a legal document used in most Latin American countries to prove legal capacity or legal representation, mostly for […]

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Heavy-handed judges complicate domestic cases

July 19, 2010
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The intention of Costa Rica’s domestic violence laws is to protect — especially women — in cases of aggression or violence against a mate. However, the law has been transformed into a law that creates a legal license to steal. Judges have not helped the situation at all. There are around 18 different medidas cautelares. […]

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Those planning now will reap future rewards

July 5, 2010
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Businesses, including hotels, real estate agencies, tour operators and developers, to name a few, need to plan their long-term Internet strategies today. Social media is transforming the world dramatically, and a simple Web site is just not good enough anymore. Web sites, online advertising and Internet promotion have for many years been the primary means […]

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Online U.S. hookers affecting sex tourism here

June 21, 2010
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Social media like Facebook and Myspace, among others, have officially overtaken pornography as the No. 1 activity on the Web. Obviously, people have not lost an interest in sex, but clearly the marketplace is moving, growing and operating with relative impunity in the United States via social networks. This kind of global social change has […]

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Social networking endangers country’s image

June 7, 2010
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Internet social networking accelerates life in the 21st century. It also proposes challenges to everyone doing business in Costa Rica. More importantly, all the negative comments about Costa Rica are going to kill the country’s tourism future because the negative runs rampant through social networks. The country’s marketing system better catch up fast. The country […]

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