The main challenge presented by president Luís Guillermo Solís to approve new taxes before the pre-election year will not be reached this year. However, Solís is keeping his position in his speeches and statements: he is pushing for taxes.
We just have November and December, so it is going to be difficult to achieve all our goals by the end of the year, but if we think of it as a legislative year, it could be more feasible,
explained vice minister of the presidency Luis Paulino Mora, who is responsible of the negotiations with the political parties in Congress.
The Executive wants Legislators to endorse, in a faster way, the five bills’ reading: the reactivation of the tax on corporations, the reform of public employment, and the conversion of the taxes over sales and income, and the proposed fiscal rule.
The executive branch has been trying to develop a schedule, there are projects that are more advanced than others, the issue regarding corporations is much more advanced. In addition, the issue regarding the budget of the Republic monopolizes the entire month of November. As a result, after that discussion, we need to deal with the fiscal rule and the VAT. We could also start with the public employment bill, and then continue with taxes and finish with the discussion of the Fiscal rule,“