Costa Rica News – Do you ever wonder why in Costa Rica when a law is passed it does not pay to be the first to start following the new law? It is because many times the law that is passed, signed, and instated is not thought through fully and will change down the road once it is seen that the law was not beneficial or cannot be instated efficiently.
This can be seen with the restaurant law that aid that tips were to be counted as part of salary that after it was signed and passed it was found that both employers and employees did not want the law instated and the CR government said do not worry about following it for about 6 months while they figure out how to put in place.
This is also seen in the people that paid marchamo early to get it out of the way like good efficient people. Now after they paid it was found that they were charged too much. Instead of having a place they could go to show proof of payment and get an immediate refund like all government processes this is going to take 2 to 4 weeks to get done.
The Ministry of Finance expects marchamo to be returned over a period of 15-22 days after the reinstatement process.
Last Thursday, the Ministry of Finance reported that the cost of the label dropped 10% on fleet vehicle, which is why they are returning cash that was overpaid by these people.
Yesterday, Finance Minister, Edgar Ayales said in an interview with Radio DNA, they realized that some cars were overvalued.
Vehicle owners who have already paid for the 2013 Marchamo stamp must claim back the money appearing in the tax administrations of the Ministry of Finance.
There are 10 administrations in the country: San Jose West, San Jose East, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Limon, north and south. On the website of the Ministry of Finance are the exact addresses and phone numbers.
To see if you were charged more for the marchamo you have to compare the tax value of the vehicle shown in the proof of payment of the marchmo, with the tax value on the Ministry’s website http://www.hacienda .go.cr / autohacienda/autoconsulta.aspx.
To make a claim, you must submit proof of payment of the marchamo with an account number in which the money can be deposited for what they are owed.
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