The Government agrees that Congress should process the new bill to regulate digital transport platforms through a fast track. The new text was presented on Wednesday and is listed as file 21,587.
The plan to be expedited would require each platform driver to pay ₡90,000 annually and for customers to pay 13% value added tax. It would also limit drivers to working no more than 12 hours a day and have them register as an independent worker in the CCSS.
This newest text eliminates the charge of ₡8.3 billion for platforms that started before the law. It instead establishes an initial charge of ₡8.9 million to be renewed every four years for the amount of ₡4.45 million.
The idea has been to foster discussion and to come to an agreement as quickly as possible so as to have a legal and regulatory framework that allows the best possible service for users and takes into account all points of view, including those of Uber and red taxi representatives.