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Shipping your household to Costa Rica

Shipping your household to Costa Rica

Before moving to Costa Rica, you better first decide if you need shipping your household to Costa Rica or not. The decision to buy or rent a property comes next. Before you move, get rid of all that old stuff and clutter. You don’t want to pay your mover to ship stuff that you don’t […]

Is Married Filing your US tax return an option when marrying a Costa Rican?

Is Married Filing your US tax return an option when marrying a Costa Rican?

Should you select Married Filing Jointly or Married Filing Separately when marrying a Costa Rican? It has become common for US Persons to find love abroad. You’ll often hear of an American moving to Costa Rica and marrying a young Tico or Tica. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident needs to consider a few tax […]

FBAR and American Expatriates

FBAR and American Expatriates

When living abroad as a US expat, you’re supposed to know what FBAR is. Do you? Filing a US expat tax return is a daunting task for many American expatriates. Although US citizens and green card holders are aware of foreign earned income exclusion, foreign housing exclusion, and foreign tax credit, many American expats do not […]

Costa Rica Fiscal Transparency 2013

Costa Rica Fiscal Transparency 2013

The Chinchilla administration is presenting important changes in the standards of fiscal transparency. Costa Rica’s legislation is on the verge of passing two new laws. This brings about significant changes to the tax structure currently in effect. The two legislative bills have already passed the legislative hurdles. Now, the bills are shortly expected to be […]