In an attempt of a cash grab, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Tax Department) seems to be up to its old tricks, raising the “Valor Hacienda” (tax value) of vehicles once again, in time for the 2017 Marchamo.

An old decrepit jalopy like this can still have a high tax value in Costa Rica. Photo used for illustrative purposes.

If you will recall, last November Hacienda had upped the tax value on many vehicles, affecting vehicle owners, paying a higher property tax on the annual Marchamo.
Hundreds of owners complained and in almost all cases, Hacienda was obliged to lower the tax value of the vehicle at that time.
However, according to a post by El Chamuko on his “El Infierno en Costa Rica” (Hell in Costa Rica) blog, he

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