1. If I had known the "name" of this NUISANCE FEE/TAX; I could have researched & found that it is virtually ALWAYS demanded that you pay the $1.00 @ day - possibly the expatperu poster just got "lucky"...
2. I should have posted "ANY LEGAL WAYS TO AVOID PAYING???"; my boss was very influencial in Costa Rica & he didn't have to pay some of these nuisance fees/taxes that I incurred. It probably had to do with his several substantial investments there; if you know the regs, you can proceed accordingly.
As a former CONSUMER ADVOCATE; I do not advocate ever breaching the laws - WHERE EVER a person is; but it is evident since I have been here since May 2012 - that different people ARE TREATED DIFFERENTLY!
It is NOT THE MONEY that concerned me, it is the possibility of FAVORTISM & LACK OF TRANSPARENCY, that had me concerned & confused... What IS the name for this fee/tax & possibly an Internet link???
Thnaks to all & I apologize for not doing my DUE DILLIGENCE (even Chi Chi is not 100% perfect...). Please don't rely upon personal experiences referrenced herein; check the info or ask a government official - even tho this was not successful in our recent episode with getting my CE (on 2 occasions - given incorrect info).
PS - I married a Peruvian woman & support her children; relocating is not an option...