Costa Rica’s Double Tax on Things Bought Abroad

Costa Rica News – The Costa Rican government is trying to get money anyway they can and as we all know getting money back from any government is a long and tedious process.
The Ministry of Hacienda has its work cut out. It needs to change a plan to charge value added tax (VAT) on all purchases abroad. This is because the current plan makes almost no sense at all.
As is, the plan is that all goods and services paid for abroad with a Costa Rican card will be taxed 13%. This poses so many problems. First, if someone buys a pair of shoes online they would have to pay the tax at the time of purchase as well as in customs and then go to

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