Ex'tax in Costa Rica
Alexander Mora, the Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, has invited Femke Groothuis of Ex'tax to give a presentation at the Ministry on March 7. The days after, Femke was also a speaker at the Dutch Embassy in San José and at the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is in the process of OECD accession and Ex'tax connects the dots between a number of pieces of advice by the OECD with regard to shifting taxation away from social security contributions, boosting formal employment and tax reforms to help reach the ambitious domestic environmental and climate policy targets.
The response was overwhelming, and a number of follow-up initiatives are currently being investigated.