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Ministry of Finance closed 15 businesses in different parts of the country

These closures, along with 162 others to be carried out in the remaining months of this year, are part of the fiscal strategy “Hacienda en acción: Trazando la prosperidad fiscal” (Hacienda in action: Forging fiscal prosperity). Due to non-compliance with their tax obligations, the General Tax Directorate, part of the Ministry of Finance, closed 15 businesses for five natural days in San José, Guanacaste, Heredia, Puntarenas, and Limón.

Out of the total establishments sanctioned, 13 did not pay the corresponding taxes within the time stipulated by law, and two did not submit their declarations within the established timeframe. These businesses include hotels, restaurants, and the sale of agrochemical products. Throughout this year, the Tax Administration has closed 82 businesses due to non-compliance with various tax obligations.

Of the total number of closed establishments
  • 13 did not pay the corresponding taxes within the legally stipulated time period.
  • 2 did not file their tax returns within the established time limit
Among the closed businesses:
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sale of agrochemical products
During 2023
  • This year the Tax Administration has closed 82 for non-compliance with the different obligations with the Treasury.

“The closures we executed today are part of the administrative actions included in the strategy ‘Hacienda en acción: Trazando la prosperidad fiscal’, presented on May 18. They will continue throughout the year as part of the Administration’s commitment in its fight against tax evasion,”

said Mario Ramos Martínez, Director General of Taxation.

The director reminded taxpayers of the importance of fulfilling their tax obligations within the established deadlines and encouraged the population to request electronic invoices for the purchase of goods and services.

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