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The panic continues for those with a company, association, trust or other legal entity in Costa Rica that is required to file a shareholders and beneficial owners report with the Central Bank, as mandated by Law 9416.
Unbeknownst to most American expats, they have another problem, IRS Form 5471. In a month’s worth of interviews with many U.S. citizens who are owners of companies in Costa Rica, only three people could be found who file the required form. The U.S. fine for not doing so is $10,000 per instance.
For those late to the show, a summary of Law 9416 and how to file the information with the government can be found by reading, “Time to fess up or pay up!,” “How to register for Law 9416,” and “How to fill out transparency forms.” [Read more…]