Casa Canada Group was founded in 1992 as a single source where business people, investors and new residents could come for advice and services they could trust. The concept expanded to 46 offices in the Casa Canada Administration Building.
During this period the Casa Canada Group of companies expanded from office rentals and a travel agency to offer residency services, accounting & tax services, tax planning & filing,legal assistance, business centre services, credit reports, property title searches, company formation & administration (including nominee companies for ownership privacy), residential & commercial real estate sales and rentals, property management and development, mortgage loans & administration of client owned mortgages, establishing and administration of bank accounts, relocation services to Costa Rica and so on.
Casa Canada Group owns many major properties throughout Costa Rica, including condominium developments, a hotel, office buildings, potential development property and sub-divisions. Casa Canada will participate with joint venture partners in the development of these properties. The company is debt free.
The company is located in the Casa Canada Administration Building, Avenida 2 between Calles 38 & 40 – phone (506) 2222-1722, fax (506) 2233-1152 or toll free from Canada & the US 1-877-822-4768. The taxi address is 150 meters east of Soda Tapia.
The General Manager is Monika Trejos, and the Mortgage and Property Manager is Jose Pablo Carter. The email address of Casa Canada Group is firstname.lastname@example.org. This web site has a wealth of regularly updated information on Costa Rican rules and regulations.
If you need services in Costa Rica for real estate, or professional services Casa Canada can help with a list of recommended people you can trust.
WHY DID CASA CANADA CHOOSE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica was chosen due to its many investment opportunities, an expanding economy, a pro-business government and sustained growth. There is well established banking, accounting and legal infrastructure.
|EXCHANGE CONTROL||There are no exchange controls in Costa Rica|
|LAWS||Based on Spanish Civil Law|
|TAXES||There are no income taxes on income earned outside of Costa Rica.|
There are no capital gains taxes.
There are no inheritance taxes
There is no tax on interest income from Costa Rican banks or government bonds.
There are corporate income taxes on a sliding scale from 10% to 30%.
There is a 13% sales tax.
|TAX TREATY||There is an exchange of information treaty with the USA.|
There is no tax treaty with Canada.
|DEMOCRATIC||Independent since 182|
Current constitution was passed in 1948
Republican form of government, with a President
Elections are for a 4-year term.
Constitutional court can overrule legislation that contravenes the constitution.
Rights of property ownership are in the constitution
Non-residents can have companies, own land, and operate businesses in Costa Rica.
Non-residents are protected by the constitution
|REGISTRY||Land and company registries are similar to those found in North America, and are|
computerized. Casa Canada has direct computer access to the Central Registry for
on-line property, vehicle and company searches.
|COMMUNICATIONS||Reliable international direct dial telephone and fax|
Cellular telephone service from various companies.
Internet services, including high speed Internet
Most major courier services are available
Banks transfer funds in and out by wire without restriction.
Frequent direct airline connections to North America, South America and Europe.
|BANKING||Four state owned banks in which the government guarantees deposits without limit|
any private banks including major international banks.
Banks and the stock market are supervised by the Central Bank of Costa Rica through regulatory agencies.