Costa Rica News – The system of Virtual tax administration (ATV) experienced problems with the national registration database on Friday which prevented taxpayers from filing their tax on luxury houses.
Those who are still unable to use the ATV may go to the bank to fill out a printed form. This exception was authorized yesterday afternoon by the Directorate General of taxation.
The form is only available to those who are having technical issues with the ATV. In all other cases it is mandatory to file online.
Friday was the last day to file without a late fee but since there were many issues of differences between the owners’ data and the property data on the site, exceptional cases can have an extended deadline.
Anyone with a house valued over ¢126 million must pay this tax. A house that costs between ¢126 million and ¢315 million must pay 0.25% of the total property value. There are other rate categories for higher priced homes.