Sales tax will weigh on most meats and fruits
Starting next Monday, about 90 products, including meat and some fruits, will have sales tax of 13%.
The decree amended the list of goods exempt from that tax was published in the digital range, number 55 of The Gazette on 30 April.
Among the products that bear the tax of 13% found the tenderloin of beef and pork, beef tenderloin and pork t-bone, Delmonico, sirloin, salmon, paella rice, risotto, shrimp , lobster, oysters, kiwi, peaches, plums, cherries and peaches. Costa Rica
In addition, eggplant unpackaged fresh or dried, the grape fruit, figs and fresh mamey, flour, potato and cassava, honey, wicks for floor and mosquito repellent, both for environmental use and body .
Among the products that maintain the exemption from sales tax are the thigh and breast of chicken, sausage, bologna, rice fortified current without any additional ingredient, and whole milk and pasteurized.
Reason. This is one of the measures announced by the President of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla, April 18, at the failure of the Bill of Solidarity Tax to combat the budget deficit.
“Given the country’s current fiscal situation, it is necessary to provide the State with additional resources,” the decree.
The Government has argued that these products are not part of the consumption of lower income groups, according to the National Survey of Income and Expenses prepared by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses.
The final impact on prices will depend on the settings you choose employers, according to the characteristics of their markets.
Several businessmen have complained about the measure.
For example, if the guild farmer, Leonardo Luconi, president of the Livestock Development Corporation, fears that the imposition of 13% on some cuts resulting in reduced demand for meat.
Rene Alvarado, president of the National Pork Producers, was described as “fanciful” the criterion of choice.