Costa Rica’s Annual Vehicle “Marchamo” Collection BeginsThe Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The government of Costa Rica this year expects to raise about $315 million for the 2014 annual fee all vehicle owners must pay in the country, official sources said.

State-owned Instituto Costarricense de Seguros (INS), the collecting agency popularly known as “marchamo” has begun the collection of about 1.8 million owners of vehicles, including motorcycles.

Vehicle owners must pay before the end of December, or from January 1, 2014 they will be fined, the INS said in a statement.

The “marchamo”, which varies for each vehicle depending on the model, goes to various state institutions, especially insurance, road maintenance and road safety. (EFE)

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