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INSIDECOSTARICA.COM | COSTA RICA  NEWS |           Saturday 08 October 2011

Pedregal and Mel Gibson Head List of Debtors To The City of Nicoya, Costa Rica

The City of Nicoya, Guanacaste, is determined to recover ¢313 million colones in taxes owed by ​​three companies operating in the county and individuals, including Mel Gibson, and has already started the recovery process by notifying each of them.

The company Pedregal is the company that owes the most, according to the council, with a bill for ¢261 million colones by way of exploitation of subsurface material. Pedregal has its production plant near the colonial city and operates under two concessions.

The City cites article 39 of the Mininn Colde, Ley 6797, which calls for concessionaires to pay the City 30% of the total amount paid on account of sales tax generated by the sale of cubic metres of sand, stone, ballast and derivatives.

On another side, international screen star Mel Gibson, also got notice from the City who says the actor owes ¢26 million colones for the concept of building permits that not been paid.

The City says inspectors found on the 163 hectare Gibson ranch in Playa Barrigona, five luxury buildings that included houses, restaurant and a pool, all built without building permits.

The City wants the permit fees and a penalty.

A number of other companies and individuals have been put on notice by the City.

Nicoya mayor, Marco Jiménez said he was pleased with the responses to the notices.



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