Eduardo Cruickshank, president of the Legislative Assembly, has shared various contradictory ideas recently. He most recently proposed to the President of the Republic to establish new taxes as part of a plan to balance public finances.
He specifically proposed to tax those with a salary of over ₡4 million. He also recommends a one time tribute, of “perhaps 3%,” on capital exceeding ₡50 million. Additionally, he would like to create a tax for free zones, sportsbooks, and casinos.
Just three weeks ago he stated there was not an atmosphere in Congress to approve more taxes, such as in the proposal regarding the International Monetary Fund. Again last week, he stated again that his party would not support new taxes and that adjustments should come from public spending instead.
Cruickshank also recommended the president freeze the creation of new positions in the public sector for two years and a comprehensive plan to strongly combat tax evasion and avoidance.