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Costa Rica-Introduction of VAT

The government of Costa Rica has confirmed that the existing sales tax system will be replaced by a VAT system, with effect from 1 July 2019. The tax will apply to the majority of goods and services.

The standard rate of VAT will be 13% whilst reduced rates of 4%, 2%, and 1% will also apply to certain supplies.

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