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CR: Update of salary Tax Brackets come in to force from today July 1st to September 30th, 2019

July, 2019

As of today, July 1st 2019, the new brackets of income tax will be applicable to the salary, retirement payments and pensions.The updated brackets and rates were published in Executive Decree No. 41799-H, in the national newspaper La Gaceta on June 25th, 2019.The monthly withholding tax rates and br...

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CR: New law imposes criminal liability on legal persons

June, 2019

In Costa Rica, only natural persons could be considered as authors of a crime and sanctioned accordingly. This changed with the approval of the Bill of Law "Law on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities on Domestic Bonds, Transnational Bribery and Other Crimes", on June 10th, 2019.Under the new law, l...

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Arias Costa Rica strengthens partners’ team

March, 2019

As of February 2019, Melania Dittel from Arias Costa Rica has been promoted to partner, recognizing her professional path, dedication, human quality and commitment to both the Firm and her clients.Melania has a Degree in Law from Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho, specialize in Notary Law; likewi...

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Arias and Castro & Pal merge their operations

February, 2019

Law firms Arias and Castro & Pal have merged its operations; with this merger, Arias strengthens its Intellectual Property area, Castro & Pal is a recognized expert due to its successful and long-standing track record of more than 25 years.Castro & Pal is the go to firm in Costa Rica for...

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