Latest Treaty Updates: Costa Rica


Treaty Update: Germany - Costa Rica

16/11/2016

German's Finance Ministry on October 24 confirmed that the double tax avoidance treaty between Germany and Costa Rica will apply from January 1, 2017.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Germany

24/8/2016

Costa Rica and Germany completed their domestic ratification procedures in respect of a DTA on August 10, 2016, to enable the treaty to become effective from January 1, 2017.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Costa Rica

19/5/2014

Mexico and Costa Rica signed a DTA On April 12, 2014, Costa Rica's Ministry of Finance has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Costa Rica

10/3/2014

Guernsey signed a TIEA with Costa Rica on March 5, 2014.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Various

27/2/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica completed the ratification of the tax information exchange agreements the territory signed with Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and the Faroe Islands, publishing a notice in its Official Gazette on January 29, 2014.


Treaty Update: Germany - Costa Rica

19/2/2014

Germany and Costa Rica signed a double tax agreement on February 13, 2014.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Costa Rica

17/2/2014

The Guernsey Government has arranged to sign a tax information exchange agreement with Costa Rica on March 5, 2014, according to information published by Guernsey authorities.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Mexico

10/12/2013

Costa Rica and Mexico concluded a first round of DTA negotiations on December 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: South Africa - Costa Rica

14/10/2013

On October 8, 2013, a law to ratify the TIEA signed between South Africa and Costa Rica was tabled before South Africa's upper house of parliament, the National Council of Provinces, on October 8, 2013.


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Costa Rica

7/6/2013

Ecuador and Costa Rica have newly signed a TIEA, Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on June 5, 2013.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Costa Rica

10/5/2013

Representatives from Switzerland expressed their desire to rapidly conclude negotiations towards a DTA with Costa Rica, at meetings on May 8, 2013.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - South Africa

31/10/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica and South Africa signed a TIEA on October 27, 2012.


Treaty Update: Canada - Costa Rica

23/8/2012

The TIEA signed between Costa Rica and Canada on August 11, 2011, entered into force on August 14, 2012, the Canadian Ministry of Finance confirmed on August 20, 2012.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Argentina

22/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA signed between Argentina and Costa Rica entered into force on June 12, 2012.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Various

8/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica's TIEAs with Mexico and the Netherlands will enter into force on June 26, 2012, and July 1, 2012, respectively.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - France

29/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica ratified its TIEA with France on August 19.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Netherlands

29/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica ratified its TIEA with the Netherlands on August 19.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Argentina

29/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Costa Rica ratified its TIEA with Argentina on August 19.


Treaty Update: Canada - Costa Rica

15/8/2011

Canada's Prime Minister announced the signature of a TIEA with Costa Rica on August 11, 2011.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Various

7/7/2011

According to a report from the Costa Rican Ministry of Finance on July 4, 2011, the Costa Rican authorities are currently in negotiations with Aruba, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Sint Maarten and South Africa to conclude tax information exchange agreements.


Treaty Update: Australia - Costa Rica

6/7/2011

The OECD has said that Australia and Costa Rica signed a TIEA on July 1, 2011. The agreement is Costa Rica's 12th TIEA. According to the Costa Rican Finance Ministry, this removes Costa Rica from the OECD's list of those states not co-operating in the exchange of tax information.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Faroe Islands

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and the Faroe Islands on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Greenland

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Greenland on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Iceland

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Iceland on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Norway

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Norway on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Denmark

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Denmark on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Sweden

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Sweden on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Costa Rica - Finland

5/7/2011

An OECD-model TIEA was signed between Costa Rica and Finland on June 29, 2011, Norden has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Costa Rica

25/5/2011

The TIEA covers taxes of every kind, and also apply to any new taxes imposed after the date of the treaty's signature, which are identical or substantially similar to, and add or replace existing ones. The TIEA is designed to comply with international standards.




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Germany, Costa Rica To Avoid Double Tax From Jan 1 4/11/2016
German's Finance Ministry on October 24 confirmed that the double tax avoidance treaty between Germany and Costa Rica will apply from January 1, 2017.

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Austrian Auditors Slam Group Tax Failings 23/7/2013
In its latest report, the Austrian Court of Auditors has warned of a number of significant shortcomings in the country's group tax regime.

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Netherlands Updates Tax Treaty Negotiation Program 1/5/2013
Underlining the Government's ongoing commitment to concluding bilateral tax treaties with other countries, the Dutch Finance Ministry has recently listed the countries with which the Netherlands plans to begin negotiations on a tax treaty this year.

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French Senate Backs Oman DTA Protocol 12/2/2013
The French Senate has recently adopted a bill authorizing the approval of a protocol to the bilateral agreement between France and Oman aimed at avoiding double taxation.

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India Rapidly Expanding Tax Agreement Network 17/10/2011
India is playing a major role in the global crusade against black money and has completed negotiations for 16 new tax information exchange agreements, according to the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes M C Joshi.

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Latin American States Expand Treaty Networks 5/7/2011
Panama and Costa Rica have expanded their tax treaty networks, with the former signing a new double tax agreement, and the latter inking seven tax information exchange agreements.

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South Korea Looks For FTAs In Central America 6/7/2010
South Korea’s President, Lee Myung-bak, has held recent meetings with the leaders of Panama and the other countries in the Central American Integration System, Colombia and Mexico, and has attempted, with each, to progress discussions on bilateral free trade agreements.

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Hong Kong Property Taxes Reviewed 16/3/2010
Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, made the traditional post-budget speech at the Joint Business Community Luncheon on March 12 and, in particular, reviewed the tax measures taken to increase the transaction cost of property speculation so as to reduce the risk of a property bubble being created.

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NZ Emissions 'Tax' Attacked 15/3/2010
The ACT New Zealand Party, a member of the country’s present coalition government, has continued its opposition to New Zealand’s new carbon emissions trading scheme, calling it a tax that will increase inflation in the economy.

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Orascom Loses Algerian Tax Appeal 12/3/2010
Egyptian telecom company, Orascom Telecom, has announced that its Algerian subsidiary, Orascom Telecom Algérie, has received a rejection to its appeal, made in December last year, against the notice for taxes and penalties it had received from the Algerian tax authorities the month previously.

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Switzerland, Slovakia Initial Revised DTA 12/3/2010
It has recently emerged that Switzerland and Slovakia have initialled a revised bilateral double taxation agreement, containing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard on tax information exchange.

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UK Budget To Hit The Rich 12/3/2010
Wealthy individuals may have less than two weeks to put plans in place to reduce the tax impact of the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, warns PKF Accountants and business advisers.

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Germany Approves Liechtenstein TIEA 15/3/2010
Germany’s Cabinet has recently approved a bill pertaining to the bilateral tax information exchange agreement with Liechtenstein.

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UAE Completes VAT Study 12/3/2010
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are inching closer to the introduction of a value-added tax.

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Malaysia Not Cancelling GST 12/3/2010
After a government meeting, Malaysia’s Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, has rejected any suggestion that the proposed introduction of a goods and services tax has been cancelled.

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Australia Promised Full Debate On Tax Review 15/3/2010
Following indications that the Australian government was thinking of a delay to the release of the Henry tax review, the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has now confirmed that it will be issued in good time for a full debate on any proposed tax changes.

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Jersey Riding Out Onshore Storm 15/3/2010
Jersey will overcome the evolving challenges being faced by offshore international financial centres, Geoff Cook, Chief Executive of Jersey Finance, told participants at a Breakfast Briefing in London.

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BVI To Review Taxes And Fees 15/3/2010
British Virgin Islands Prime Minister, Ralph O’Neal has said that the territory will run a budget surplus during 2010, although the government still intends to review indirect taxes and fees on financial services.

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IRS Offers Help To Struggling Taxpayers 14/3/2010
The US Internal Revenue Service has announced several additional steps it is taking this tax season to help people having difficulties meeting their tax obligations because of unemployment or other financial problems.

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Baucus Seeks Trade Preference Reform 15/3/2010
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is leading efforts for reform of US trade preference programs accorded to developing countries.

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OECD Urges Fiscal Policy Shift 12/3/2010
Governments must now gear their economies towards jobs, international competitiveness and increasing the tax-take, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has said in its latest ‘Going for Growth’ report, analyzing the next step for recovering economies.

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Norway Urged To Revise Fiscal Policy 11/3/2010
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has called on Norwegian authorities to revise fiscal policy in light of the nation’s recovering economy.

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Bahrain And UK Sign DTA 11/3/2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and UK ambassador, Jamie Bowden, signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement between the two countries in Manama on March 10.

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Australia And Chile Sign DTA 11/3/2010
Australia’s Assistant Treasurer, Nick Sherry, has announced that Australia and Chile have signed a comprehensive bilateral double taxation agreement – the second such agreement between Australia and a South American country.

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Swiss-German Tax Talks Resume 12/3/2010
During a recent visit to Berlin, Switzerland’s State Secretary Michael Ambühl, Head of the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters in the Federal Department of Finance, met with representatives of Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance and Federal Chancellery to exchange ideas on current financial and tax policy issues.

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