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 What is in the new draft fiscal plan?

By A.M. Costa Rica analysis


The new fiscal plan, which is under consideration in legislature, aims to increase the state's income with modifications to the current taxes and the creation of new taxes

The draft text of the fiscal plan, known as the Law for Strengthening Public Finances, has been approved with modifications by a committee and now goes to the full legislature. It is composed of five main themes:

a. Creation of a value-added tax (VAT) to replace the current sales tax;

b. Changes in the current income tax;

c. Changes in salary and benefit payments to public employees;

d. Changes in the form of fiscal operation of the country and administration of state resources, called the tax rule; and

e. Tax on the transfers of assets.

The legislators are in the process of analyzing, rejecting, approving or making changes in the new tax plan. When the legislators are satisfied with the changes, a general vote will be taken for the final approval.

The objective of governments is to obtain revenues of 1.5 percent of gross domestic product in the first year of the plan’s approval.

With these fresh revenues, the government says it will be able to pay the expenses and reduce the fiscal deficit.


a. Value-added tax (VAT)

The first of the project proposals is to eliminate the current sales tax, and replace it with a value-added tax, or VAT. The rate is the same as the current sales tax, 13 percent, but the tax would cover more economic activities.

For example, in the past, fees for hiring a lawyer, were not subject to the 13 percent sales tax. With the new plan, the lawyer must charge the 13 percent value-added tax.

That is, professional services providers who previously did not collect the tax, must charge 13 percent if the new tax package is approved.

This tax would also be applied in commercial activities that are developed with new technology. The purchase of services on the internet, such as Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, etc. would be taxed as long as the service is paid from Costa Rica.

The project contemplates the collection of a 4 percent, not the 13 percent, in basic services, such as the purchase of medicines and private medical services. Lawmakers decided to assess a 2 percent tax on private education, but as the bill stands now, this is not included. The executive branch is unhappy that the private education tax has been taken out, and it said it will fight to restore it during the discussion by the full legislature.

The following activities are exempt from tax:

- State medical services, such as those offered by the social security, know as CAJA, trade unions and charities.

- Exports

- Companies that operate within the free zone regime;

- Loans and credits;

- Transfers between banks;

- Supplies for those with physical disabilities;

- Housing rental payments whose monthly cost does not exceed a base salary (¢431,000);

- Electricity services not exceeding 250 kwh per month (¢37,750 per month);

- Water service when they are less than 30 cubic meters (¢16,695, per month);

- Rent by religious organizations, provided that the rent is not greater than ¢ 862,000.


b. The income tax

Tax would be imposed on wages per productive activity to each person, including salaries, fees, allowances, etc., as follow:

The tax would be 20 percent for monthly salaries greater than ¢2.1 million and 25 percent for salaries greater than ¢4.2 million.

Tax on cooperatives would be between 5 percent and 20 percent of their profits

Small and medium enterprises would be taxed if annual profits exceed ¢5 million.

A tax of 5 percent would be levied on capital gains except gains that come from pension funds.

It is also planned to apply a tax on the securities issued by the Banco Popular, the National Financial System for Housing and the cooperatives.


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There is no definite date for the approval or
rejection of all or part of this new law.



This tax will depend on a percentage scale in relation to the amount of the investment.

Also in the plan is for individuals to make an income report in the same way that the income report is made by professionals. That is, report the economic activity from January to December and not from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 the following year, as has been done.

The tax on capital gains will be applied for transactions in the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica.

Finally, there are rules against tax avoidance, that is, including operating expenses in the financial statements which are originated in countries known as tax havens.

c. Public employment

The Ministry of Finance is working on a comprehensive reform, which will be proposed in 2019. However, in the text of the tax plan, which is now being studied by the legislature, there is a chapter called "ordering of the remunerative system." This is a chapter that seeks to generalize the conditions for all employees in the public sector.

Among the most important changes are:

Reduction of 50 percent to the amounts paid for exclusive dedication;

The maximum payment of eight to 12 years for dismissal;

The maximum limit to salaries, including those of the board of directors, such as those that operate in banks;

The proposal prohibits the creation of new salary incentives with the exception of those being approved by a new law;

The bill also limits the capital of annuities or the financial incentive for each year working on the same institution, from 1.94 percent for professionals and 2.54 percent for non-professionals.


d. Tax rule

Finally, the text provides limits to the approval of projects without the funds to finance these projects. It also limits the growth of the government expenses, which must be proportionally related to gross domestic product growth.

In addition, the use of state funds is defined but with the option of making the use of these funds more flexible. In other words, the minister of Finance may allocate funds to specific activities, such as in cases of emergency declarations or economic recessions. This new norm put the decision on priority social programs in the hands of the state.

The proposal includes a section for public entities stating that, if they have a surplus, they must use it, to amortize their own debts.


e. Tax on the assets or properties transfers

The text of the new fiscal plan includes a final chapter on property taxes. This applies a tax between 0.5 percent to 0.15 percent, to all contracts, public or private of transfer of property or assets, as for example the transfer of houses or vehicles.

The last release from the legislature announced that the tax of from 1 to 2 percent on the basic food basket was eliminated, something the central government opposes.

The basic basket is a list of consumer products which are considered to be the minimum products that a family should be able to buy for their sustenance. Among these products are: milk, rice, sugar, eggs, beans, coffee, and bread, among others

The decision not to apply the tax on these products has been regretted by the Ministry of Finance. According to the ministry, this decision the government will stop collecting between 60 and 65 billion colones per year.

The project of law, of the new taxes, continues being studied by the legislature. There is no definite date for the approval or rejection of all or part of this new law.



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Poll: Costa Ricans support therapeutic abortion

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


A poll indicates that 55 percent of the people consulted by university researchers are in favor of the country defining a protocol for therapeutic abortions in the country.

The majority of Costa Ricans support the therapeutic interruption of pregnancy, according to the results of a public opinion survey released Wednesday by the Center for Research in Political Studies of the University of Costa Rica.

According to the poll, 55 percent of the people consulted are in favor of the country legalizing therapeutic abortion when the health of the mother is in danger while 45 percent are against. Current legislation prohibits therapeutic abortion.

According to the deputy director of the center, María José Cascante, although Article 21 of the Criminal Code of Costa Rica establishes that pregnant women can have access to protection of their health and life, there is no protocol that establishes the terms of application for this procedure.

The academic noted that the lack of clarity regarding the procedure leaves to the opinion of the obstetric doctors and nurses the assessment regarding the health risks of pregnant women and many times allows the health personnel to make decisions measured by moral issues.

The situation has generated a strong debate in the Costa Rican society during the last months. Those in favor of a change in the law include a majority of men and women between 18 and 34 years of age who have university studies, have little or no interest in the religion and reside in the center of the country.

For its part, the population that expressed rejection to the therapeutic interruption of pregnancy corresponds to men and women aged 35 or older with primary or secondary education, very attached to religion and residents in the periphery of the Central Valley.

Many in the group that said it was against therapeutic abortion supported the National Restoration Party in the last elections, while the respondents in favor added their vote to the diversity of other political tendencies.

The political scientist said she believes that criticism of the issue is favored by those who lack of truthful, scientific and secular information, which would justify that the population with university studies would have a favorable position as a result of greater access to scientific knowledge.

"Criticism comes from lack of information and generates a misinformed society, where mediators are not people who are based on science, but many times in their beliefs, in their morals and their opinions about motherhood and social mandates that repress the population," emphasized Cascante.

She added that the presence of the largest number of opponents in the coastal areas could be associated with the influence of mediators of public opinion that replicate information that is not true, to "contain the population with a spectrum of disinformation regarding sexual health, and reproductive rights."

"After the elections of 2018 there is a fracture between the Central Valley and the coastal provinces, with respect to everything that is human rights, sexual and reproductive rights, while the Central Valley is more convinced of all these progressive values," added Cascante.


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The original poll can be reach at  Costa Rica University site.



The center deputy director emphasized the importance of disseminating this type of study and results, since they make it possible to demonstrate that in many decision-making processes there are those who erroneously pretend to have the voice of the people, although in reality they do not represent it.

"Here it is clear that there is a large majority that is in favor of getting out of this debt that the Costa Rican state has with the life and health of women. We must listen to the population in the decision-making process and not to these political actors who are engaged in communicating what the people think," she concluded.

The new survey is based on 720 interviews with people over 18 years of age, which were completed on Aug. 13, 14 and 16.

The consultation, which considered citizens of all the provinces of the country, was carried out by means of cell phones to a sample that covers 97.5 percent of the population and the results offer a confidence level of 95 percent, the center said.

According to the center director, Felipe Alpízar, this measurement is a sample of a sustained academic effort over time that is independent of the electoral processes and the discussion about the candidates.

"Continuing the effort to study public opinion allows us to reinforce the knowledge that society has about itself. Sometimes you are very focused on your individuality and this allows you to take a collective look, "said the academic.

The center said it has developed public opinion surveys since April 2013. The measurements are carried out three times a year on the basis of rigorous methodologies and, after five years of application, allow the analysis of changes in the long term.

Alpizar said he believes that the analysis of the current situation could provide some input to decision makers regarding the issues that are under discussion but above all, allow citizens to see the way in which society evolves.




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Youth Symphonic Band of Germany offers free concerts
 

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Eight years after its first visit to Costa Rica, the Baden Württemberg Youth Symphonic Band returns to Costa Rica to offer concerts  and a master class for orchestra directors.

The Sinfonische Jugendblasorchester (Youth Symphonic Band), one of the most recognized bands in its category worldwide, is made up of young talents between 14 and 21 years old.

This grouping has presented programs in Australia, Brazil, Korea, Costa Rica, the United States, France, Hong Kong, England, Israel, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.

The current tour represents a great logistical and economic effort, which is possible through the support of the Goethe Institute, with the main purpose of achieving cultural and artistic exchange between the two countries.


The organization of the Costa Rican section of the tour is in the hands of Ricardo Vargas, director of the Concert Band of Cartago, grouping of the Directorate of Bands of the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and with support from the German Embassy and the Humboldt College.

During their tour of free concerts in Costa Rica, the musicians of the Youth Symphonic Band of Baden-Württemberg will offer works ranging from Romanticism to modern times, from Schubert and Dvorak to Bernstein and Berrocal.

"It is an honor to receive again the Baden-Württemberg Youth Symphonic Band in our country, whose art, musicality, sound and technique make this group of young talents, led by the maestro Felix Hauswirth, one of the best in the world," said Rodriguez.

Hauswirth has a long career as a conductor. He is currently a professor of orchestra conducting at the Basel Conservatory, Switzerland, and has been president of the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

In 2009, he received an international award from The Midwest Clinic, an international conference of bands and orchestras, in recognition of his outstanding contribution and dedication to instrumental music education.


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As part of his work during the tour to Costa Rica, Hauswirth will offer a master class for directors Wednesday  at the headquarters of the National System of Music Education in Desamparados, located in Parque la Libertad.

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Published Friday, August 24, 2018 -  Fourth news page

Kellogg's withdraws cereal due to Salmonella contamination
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By A.M. Costa Rica staff

This Wednesday, the Kellogg Co. food products firm announced the recall of the cereal Honey Smacks, due to the possible presence of salmonella.

According to the publication, the use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can cause illness, including serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and others with weakened immune systems.

Healthy people infected with salmonella may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The disease lasts four to seven days and most people recover without treatment.

"The food object of this preventive and voluntary withdrawal is usually marketed at Walmart. Due to the management carried out with our distributors and identified customers, the product that is the reason for this warning is no longer for sale in stores, as it has been removed and its destruction has been carried out," the document says.

The expiration date of the food can be found at the top of the cereal box and the UPC code can be found at the bottom of the box.

Kellogg's asks the people who bought the product not to consume it, throw it away and communicate with the company so that the product is replaced by another Kellogg food. They can contact the Consumer Service Center at 1800-83-57-46-5


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Kellogg Company voluntarily recalled 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal  after the company was contacted by the Food & Drug Administration and CDC regarding reported illnesses. 


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Published Friday, August 24, 2018 -  Fifth news page

Two men found murdered in the vehicle trunk

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


Judicial agents stationed in the Regional Delegation of Cartago, are investigating the murder of two men who were found inside the trunk of a vehicle in La Sierra del Guarco.

"About 5 a.m. on Thursday morning, a neighbor from the area who went out to run, observed a vehicle parked on the side of a street with the trunk open. When she approached the car, she noticed the presence of two bodies within, so she immediately gave notice to 911." said Marisel Rodríguez, spokeswoman for the Judicial Investigating Organization.

A specialized team of investigators arrived on the scene to check for evidence and remove the bodies from the vehicle. They report observing that the victims were tied hand and foot, gagged and appeared to have been shot.

"The agents showed up at the scene and confirmed [the bodies of two men] one with gunshot wounds on his face and on his arm, the other [with shots to] the head, the two bodies are tied with plastic tapes and gagged with an adhesive tape," said Rodriguez.

At present, investigators are trying to determine if the two men, evidently from the south zone, were in San José for some specific purpose. They are waiting to review the bodies to determine if they carried any identifying documents.

"In the place, some ballistic indications of apparent weapon 9 millimeters were found, if it has been determined that it is very possible that these people are two men from the south zone, who yesterday came to San Jose to perform some business, but this information has not yet been confirmed yet," the spokeswoman said.



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In the place, some ballistic indications of apparent
 weapon 9 millimeters were found.

A forensic investigation of the men’s DNA will be carried out if no relatives are found who recognize the bodies and if they carry no identification documents.

Finally the bodies will be transferred to the Judicial Morgue for autopsies.

The case is under investigation to determine the circumstances that caused the event and try to find those responsible.



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Costa Rica: Remarkable Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot
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Trapped In The Damas Cave, Costa Rica
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Published Friday, August 24
, 2018 -  Sixth news page

Manuel Antonio National Park re-opens Beach 3

By A.M. Costa Rica staff

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, the administrators of Manuel Antonio National Park have complied with the requirements of sewage management and been authorized to re-open the park.

As a way of guaranteeing a definitive solution, the park will receive no more than 1,300 visitors daily for the next three months.

Last week the Ministry of Health alerted the Ministry of Environment and Energy about the need to take action in relation to the situation of wastewater management and discharges at Beach 3 and issued a sanitary order.

In a joint work of the Ministry of Health, the Tourism Institute and the Ministry of Environment, a work plan was agreed upon that included a compliance list and continuous reviews.


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It is expected that the daily visitor limitation
will be lifted after three months.


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Published  Friday, August 24, 2018 -  Seventh news page

Body of deceased pilot recovered

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


After 24 hours of work, staffers of the Judicial Investigating Organization, Red Cross officials, and local tourist guides, were able to carry out the air extraction of the body of Marco Delgado, the pilot who died  Wednesday morning.

The rescue was complicated for various reasons, including the climate. However, authorities finally decided that the best option was to transport the body to El Tanque airport in San Carlos where it was transferred to the forensic science complex in Heredia.

Delgado lost his life on Wednesday in a plane crash. Mechanical failure or serious weather conditions are both being investigated as the cause of the accident.

The pilot was 35 years old, had extensive experience as pilot and had worked as aviation professor for 10 years.

Delgado, took off in a Piper Seneca plane TI-BDH, owned by Aerobell Air Charter, from the Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas.  Minutes later he lost communication with the local towers and an the alert was given to the authorities. The crashed plane was located on top of a mountain in San Carlos, a few miles from its destination at El Tanque airport.

The causes of the accident continue under investigation.

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The pilot was 35 years old, had extensive experience as
pilot and had worked as aviation professor for 10 years.