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Costa Rica: Domestic Corporate Taxation

Scope of Income Tax

In Costa Rica business tax legislation is currently based on the principle of territoriality meaning that all business income which has a foreign source is tax exempt. Only that proportion of business revenue earned within Costa Rica is subject to an assessment by the tax authorities.

All business entities whatever their form and whether they be sole proprietorships, partnerships, branches, stock corporations or limited liability companies pay income tax on the profits of their trade.



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