PHOTO BLURB FROM AM Costa Rica: "The magistrates of the Sala IV constitutional court have a little light reading. The judiciary released this photo Wednesday showing the documents associated with the new tax plan that is being evaluated for constitutionality by the court. The legal documents not only include the proposed law but also transcripts and the history of the measure as it made its way through the Asamblea Legislativa for preliminary approval. In all, 40 volumes, a judicial spokesperson said. The bill would raise an estimated $500 million in new taxes."

That’s $500 million IF any foreigner is dumb enough to deposit his money in a Costa Rican bank. Whereupon said bank immediately grabs 10% for taxes until said foreigner proves the money is not subject to the tax law. At least in the US, the burden of proof is on the government. Most of the time.

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