Costa Rica seeks to tax education and basics
The government of Costa Rica has redrawn its plans for a fiscal reform, as promised by Rocío Aguilar, the Finance minister.
The government's main aim is to reverse the decision to declare a basket of basic consumer goods and private education free of tax. That would have meant a saving of some $170 million.
What is known as the Fiscal Commission was meant to have called a series of hearings on both issues.