Hiring in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, located in Central America, is something of a paradise – and not just for its natural wonders either. It’s not called the ‘Switzerland of Central America’ for nothing!

Incredibly secure, liberal in terms of press, economy and politics, and famously neutral (Costa Rica does not employ an army, air force or navy), Costa Ricans care more about preserving their amazing country and increasing their prospects through smart business rather than exploiting their country or those around them.

The 5 million or so Costa Ricans, who enjoy one of the world’s most stable democracies, have made their nation something of a haven for investors. Low tax industrial zones, incentives for foreign investment and a highly educated workforce attract organisations from around the world. With a prevalence of American and European organisations who take advantage of tax-free zones, especially for manufacturing, Costa Rican workers enjoy some of the best working practices in the region, including higher wages and more robust employment rights.

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Why use TopSource Worldwide in Costa Rica?

We free your teams from the burden of managing payroll across borders, working diligently to ensure a seamless process across all activities.

We’ll manage the data flow from you to every local market and will return data to you in a readable format for each of your key teams, including payroll journals if needed.

Our services combine process excellence with a human-centric approach, and our top priority is always the care and compliance of your payroll — no matter where in the world you operate.


  • Leverage our experience and ensure in-country Payroll compliance.
  • Reduce processing and back office time.
  • Align processes, reducing complexity and risk
  • A single, centrally managed payroll system that delivers a fluid and consistent service to you and your employees.
  • Flexibility of service — adapting to your needs, regardless of the market.
  • The option to work with other providers you already have in place, if needed.
  • Global HR data management and data tracking where required.
  • Global payments support for both employees and authorities.
  • A dedicated team and account manager so that you always have a central point of contact

What TopSource Worldwide provides in Costa Rica

  • Simplicity – we provide one monthly consolidated invoice for the services provided inclusive of salaries, taxes, fees and employee expenses. This reduces banking costs and your finance teams time spent.
  • One point of contact – a single Account manager looking after all your Payroll.
  • Compliance – all funds payable to the employee are processed through payroll. You receive monthly evidence of taxation paid to the competent authorities in country.
  • All services are provided by in-country experts that are professionally qualified in their respective fields.
  • Electronic payslips for all employees.
  • All Statutory filing completed by TopSource Worldwide.

We appreciate each situation and business is different. That is why we offer a consultative and bespoke solution to every client. We know one size does not ‘fit all’.

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