October 25, 2021
Costa Rica's Ministry of Finance increases taxes on packaged non-alcoholic beverages and 'toilet' soap
The decree increases the taxes on non-alcoholic beverages and "toilet" soap.
Because of variations in the consumer price index, Costa Rica's Ministry of Finance published, in the Official Gazette, Executive Decree No. 43223-H, increasing the taxes on packaged non-alcoholic beverages and "toilet" soap by 0.16%.
This tax does not apply to (1) milk, (2) all products included in the register kept by the Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Social Security Fund, and (3) therapeutic and medical beverages used in health and hospital establishments in Costa Rica.
Table 1. New tax amounts for the fourth quarter 2021
Source: Executive Decree No. 43223-H