Tax and accounting regulations

Summary of Requirements for a Costa Rica S.A.

General Information
Type of Company Private Corporation S.A.
Timescale to incorporate Approx. 10 working days
Corporate Taxation Nil
Double Tax Treaty Access: No.
Directors
Minimum No. Required 3 required, President, Secretary & Treasurer. May be individual or Corporate
Local Director Required No
Publicly accessible information No
Location of Meetings Anywhere
Shareholders
Minimum No. Required 2, 100% foreign shareholders allowed. May be the same as directors. Can be individual or corporate.
Publicly accessible information No
Location of Meetings Anywhere
Company Secretary
Required Yes
Local Secretary Required No
Registered Office / Agent Required Yes
Share Capital
Standard Currency CR Colones / USD
Standard Authorised 10,000 CR Colones / Approx. USD 30.00
Minimum Paid Up Capital At least 25% of the issued share capital must be paid up upon incorporation.
Accounting & Compliance
Requirements to prepare Accounts Yes
Requirement for Audit No
Local Auditor Required N/A
Requirement to File Accounts No
Requirement to file Annual Return No
Accounting Year End The fiscal year runs from 1st October until the 30thSeptember however an application may be made to the authorities to adopt a different year end
Additional Information
Bank Account Opening Eltoma Corporate Services can open a bank account in Cyprus for a Costa Rica S.A. without presence. We can also offer bank accounts in a number of other jurisdictions, please contact us for information.

Taxation:

Individual Tax Rate:
  • Territorial principle of taxation. Individuals are taxed only on income earned in Costa Rica.
Corporate Income Tax Rate:
  • Territorial principle of taxation. Corporations are taxed only on income earned in Costa Rica.
Taxation of Dividends:
  • None
Capital Gains Tax:
  • None
Withholding Tax:
  • None

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The UK Persons of Significant Control Register & its impact on companies

The UK Persons of Significant Control Register & its impact on companies

The requirement to maintain a register of people with significant influence or control, more commonly known as the PSC register was introduced to mandate all unlisted companies in the UK, including LLPs and dormant companies to maintain a register identifying those with significant control over a company.

Cyprus implements the Hague Convention, legally recognising Trusts as a type of Equitable Law

Cyprus implements the Hague Convention, legally recognising Trusts as a type of Equitable Law

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SINGAPORE: the regulation of digital currencies & whats to come

SINGAPORE: the regulation of digital currencies & whats to come

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How to incorporate a company in Cyprus with the required documentation

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ACRA release new initiatives for Singapore Filing Agents

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The servicing of documents to a Cyprus company & failure to act

The servicing of documents to a Cyprus company & failure to act

A Creditor may apply to court for the issuance of a liquidation order against a company that does not comply with a demand notice to pay any outstanding debts. The notice of demand is served to the registered office of the company, who then has 21 days to pay the fine; failure to do so may result in the liquidation of the company deemed unable to pay its debts by the creditor who can apply to legally dissolve the company.

Gibraltar companies now have to disclose full Beneficial Ownership details to Central Register

Gibraltar companies now have to disclose full Beneficial Ownership details to Central Register

Gibraltar is working to implement all EU legislation relating to the 4th Anti Money Laundering Directive into national law, in addition to the current EU legislation on financial supervision and direct taxation, and to this affect, the Government of Gibraltar have established a Central Register of Beneficial Ownership that will be effective from June 26th 2017.

European Commission publishes tax avoidance disclosure directive

European Commission publishes tax avoidance disclosure directive

The EC (European Commission) has published its draft legislation compelling financial service providers or intermediaries to disclose any international tax planning schemes they have encouraged, enabled or assisted in any way.