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Do you use Airbnb? New law regulating online rentals

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PuraVida
9/10/2019 09:19 EST

Do you recommend using Airbnb in Costa Rica? Airbnb warns that the recently approved law No. 20.865 known as "the Law for the Regulating Non-traditional Rentals and its Intermediation Through Digital Platforms," will affect tourists visiting Costa Rica.

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PuraVida
9/13/2019 09:17 EST

Airbnb Predicts That Regulation Will Affect Service In Costa Rica. Non-traditional accommodation (rooms, homes, villas, chalets, and bungalows, among others) will be subject to the 13% Value Added Tax (VAT), as well as require service providers and technological platforms (such as Airbnb) to register with the tourism board (ICT) and the tax department, if the Bill is finally approved in the second debate, expected to take place on Thursday (Sept. 5). Airbnb reiterated that it is committed to the Costa Rican government to gather solid contributions from all stakeholders involved “to create a regulatory framework that is fair, inclusive and sustainable.

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