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Citizenship by Descent in Costa Rica

Citizenship by Descent in Costa Rica

Out of all the ways available for obtaining citizenship in Costa Rica, descent is by far the simplest when it comes to the procedure to go through. On the other hand, this method of acquiring the nationality of this country is available for a limited number of people. Below, our…
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Fiscal Representative in Costa Rica

Fiscal Representative in Costa Rica

A non-resident business must designate a fiscal representative in Costa Rica, in order to register with the tax authorities as a taxpayer. The fiscal agent can also offer other services in addition to tax registration. Below, our company formation agents in Costa Rica invite you to discover who can offer…
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Open a SPV in Costa Rica

Open a SPV in Costa Rica

A special purpose vehicle (SPV) or entity is a company created by an enterprise to isolate the risks incurred by various financial dangers. In Costa Rica, a SPV company can also be deemed as a subsidiary established by a parent enterprise. Below, our company formation specialists explain how to open…
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Open a Joint Stock Company in Costa Rica

Open a Joint Stock Company in Costa Rica

Company formation in Costa Rica is available under several types of structures, among which there is also the joint stock or public limited liability company (referred to as Sociedad Anónima or S.A.). This type of structure has various characteristics that foreign investors may find appealing and which are explained below…
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Accounting in Costa Rica

Accounting in Costa Rica

Respecting accounting regulations is one of the most important aspects when starting a business in Costa Rica. There are several taxes you must pay no matter if you are a natural person or if you run a company, and one of the most important is the income levy. Below, we…
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Liaison Office in Costa Rica

Liaison Office in Costa Rica

Foreign companies seeking to enter the Costa Rican market do not have to go directly for the branch or subsidiary, as they can first test the market. The simplest way to do that is by setting up liaison or representative offices. The Costa Rican liaison office is a non-corporate form…
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Set Up a Subsidiary in Costa Rica

Set Up a Subsidiary in Costa Rica

Foreign companies setting up operations in Costa Rica can choose between the branch office and the subsidiary. While the first type comes with various restrictions, it is not the case for subsidiary entities that can complete their activities just like a domestic business. Below, you can find explained the main…
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Open a Branch in Costa Rica

Open a Branch in Costa Rica

Foreign companies seeking to establish their presence in Costa Rica can choose between branches and subsidiaries. There are several similarities between them, however, there are more differences that can determine the course of action for most overseas enterprises.  Quick Facts   Applicable legislation (home country/foreign country)   The branch must adhere…
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Shelf Company in Costa Rica

Shelf Company in Costa Rica

Starting a business in Costa Rica can imply the creation of a new entity or the acquisition of an existing one. The second option can be completed through the purchase of Costa Rican shelf companies, especially when time is a sensitive matter. Below, our company formation officers in Costa Rica…
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VAT Registration in Costa Rica

VAT Registration in Costa Rica

Starting a business in Costa Rica implies completing several steps and one of the most important is VAT registration. The procedure is connected to the value added tax (VAT) which is one of the largest contributions to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Fortunately, the process is the same for both…
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