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Should you Vacation first before moving to Costa Rica?

Should you Vacation first before moving to Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes Often, visitors to our website plan to move to Costa Rica before visiting for a vacation. Some learn about the country from friends or family; others have been dreaming about moving to the tropics for years and then saw an excellent ICT advertisement. The “Only the Essentials” advertising campaign by…

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Finding Student Housing in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Costa Rica is home to several schools and an excellent place to study abroad. The country also features a wide variety of properties to rent as a student. Moving to another place can last for several weeks, so you may need EssayHub help to manage your first assignments while you’re searching and evaluating…

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3 Important Income Tax Consequences when living in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Living in Costa Rica might have important income tax consequences for you if you’re a taxpayer in the United States. Americans are increasingly choosing to relocate to destinations like Costa Rica. Data collected by Datosmacro.com in 2019 show that over 12,000 registered U.S. retirees and ex-pats prefer to live in…

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U.S. Citizens Tax Implications when earning income in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes What are the tax implications for U.S. citizens when working or having a business in Costa Rica? And their spouses’? Costa Rica is regarded as one of the safest bets in the emerging markets thanks to the strong exports, high tourism levels, and high levels of Foreign Direct Investment. If…

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How does Coronavirus interfere with the perpetual tourist border run?

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Are you a perpetual tourist in Costa Rica and stay legal by doing a 3-monthly border run? The ARCR has released useful information for those who do. Question: I´m a perpetual tourist and my visa is to expire soon or has already expired. Should I try to renew it? Our…

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The Best Affordable Self-Monitored Home Security Systems You Need to Know

Are you looking to protect and safeguard your home, yet don’t want a hard-wired system installed? If yes, then lucky you. There are many DIY or self-installed home security systems available today. When you can do it yourself, why have somebody else do it? As a matter of fact, today is a much better time…

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6 Steps for Proper Pet Travel Preparation before Flying

Angela Passman, a long-time supporter of the American European real estate network wrote an interesting article about proper pet travel on her Linkedin account. Thank you for allowing to use your article, Angela! Flying with your dog can be stressful and proper pet travel is important. Here is a 6-step checklist to prepare for property…

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Current Considerations for Incorporating a Company When Buying Property in 2019

I started practicing law in Costa Rica in 2003. At the time, incorporating, or not incorporating a company in Costa Rica to hold real property and other assets, was a straight forward decision. Property buyers were Incorporating a Company for basically 3 reasons: 1. Limited liability aspect afforded by the corporate structure. 2. Anonymity afforded…

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Anonymous corporations are not anonymous anymore in Costa Rica

Watch the new legal requirements on Anonymous corporations in Costa Rica. In the past, property in Costa Rica was almost customarily purchased into anonymous corporations by foreign buyers. One of the most important reasons was to protect the property for the personal liability of the owner. Another good reason was that several owners could possess a…

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7 Secrets to drinking Costa Rican coffee the right way

I’ve asked the coffee experts to write an awesome article about the secrets to drinking Costa Rican Coffee the right way. And they did! Let me tell you something, Costa Rican coffee is nothing short of excellent. And that should come as no surprise, as there are literally tens of thousands of small-scale coffee farmers…

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My corporation was dissolved by the Public Registry – did I lose my property?

Are you amongst the more than 250,000 corporate owners whose corporation was dissolved by the Public Registry for non-payment of the Corporate Tax? If your corporation was dissolved by the Public Registry, what happened to your property? During the real estate boom of 2007-2008, real estate developers set up corporations so that their clients, could…

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How will Liberia property be influenced by new adventure park?

With news coming earlier this year that Discovery Communications Inc. plans to build a $1 billion adventure park in Liberia in 2018, it is sure to shake things up in the Liberia property market. The ambitious adventure park project is reportedly being built on an 880-hectare plot of land. It is located just a few…

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