To obtain the discount, business owners must provide the information on the vehicles, whether these are in the name
of the company or are hired through leasing. - A.M. Costa Rica illustrative photo -















Published Monday, November 16, 2020

Rent-A-Car business may get a
50% discount in Marchamo tax


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

According to the resolution of the General Directorate of Tax, of the Ministry of Finance, issued on Nov. 10, the owners of Rent-A-Car businesses will be able to obtain a 50% reduction in the cost of the Marchamo Tax, announced the Tourism Institute.

The so-called Marchamo is a compound tax on the right to drive a specific vehicle, it can be paid online to avoid making payments in the Insurance Institute headquarter, its branches or other banks. The payment of this tax corresponds to the year 2021 and must be paid in advance once a year before Dec. 31.

To obtain the discount, business owners must provide the information on the vehicles, whether these are in the name of the company or are hired through leasing.

Reported vehicles may be subject to a reduction in Vehicle Property Tax. The benefit applies to companies that have a tourist contract or are registered under the modality of tourist declaration.

Entrepreneurs must provide the information on the vehicles (owner name or company name, car plate number, vehicle codes, among others) to the institute's agents, from where the application for a discount will be sent to the ministry.

For more information on how to obtain the discount, the institute opened the line 2299-5811 and the email tatiana.mora@ict.go.cr. Queries will be answered by Tatiana Mora, representative of the institute.

To know the final amount to be paid for Marchamo tax, the Insurance Institute developed the Consulta/Marchamo website. To find the tax cost, the vehicle owner must enter the information on the type of vehicle, such as taxi, bus, private car, among others. Then, enter the car plate number.

According to the institute, the value of a vehicle, the so-called Fiscal Vehicle Value, is calculated by the Ministry of Finance. People interested in knowing the value that the ministry has estimated for their vehicle can make the review on the Auto Valor web page.


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Should authorities forbid Marchamo tax payment this year, due to the ban on driving restrictions and economic crisis due to the pandemic?  We would like to know your thoughts on this story. Send your comments to news@amcostarica.com








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