Name: Robert L. Pioso
Firm Name: Rich Coast Accounting
Jurisdiction: Costa Rica
Practice Area: Accounting Services

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Professional Biography:

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Rich Coast Accounting was founded by Robert L. Pioso, US CPA CGMA in 2012 after moving to Costa Rica permanently in 2009. With 25 years of experience as a CPA licensed in the State of Illinois, he is one of the few professionals in Costa Rica who understands and works with both US and Costa Rican tax systems and accounting compliance and business planning matters, while being able to communicate in English.

Robert has extensive experience in financial, operational and internal control matters of Costa Rican businesses and the regulatory environment for successfully operating small businesses.

He also provides counsel and reviews cross border tax structures (US and Costa Rica) to create tax savings and minimization strategies. He also assist taxpayers in both the US and Costa Rica with their compliance needs.

A native of the US Midwest (Chicago and Milwaukee), Mr. Pioso worked for two large CPA firms and was the CFO of a real estate development and timeshare company. He is only one of  three recognized tax professionals in Costa Rica, by the Internal Revenue Service.

Robert is a member in good standing in the following professional organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)
  • Illinois CPA Society
  • American Bar Association
  • Association for Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Costa Rica Global Association of Real Estate (CRGAR)

He is an active board member of a condominium beach project located in Jaco

Robert enjoys travel, cooking, and history. He is married with four children.

Firm Description:

Rich Coast Accounting was formed in 2012 to help small and closely held businesses and individuals with their accounting and tax needs in Costa Rica. Many of these persons had trouble navigating the business environment due to differences from their home country and the language gap. We also found that much information in the public forum was not accurate and that advice from other professionals was incomplete. Costa Rica tax and business laws are complex, slow and sometimes nonsensical. We know this and work with our clients to solve their problems, keep them compliant and abreast of changes in tax laws and business matters and explain all of this in clear and understandable language.

The firm serves clients in various service industry segments, such as hospitality  and hotels, tourism,  real estate development, rentals and investments, real estate brokerages, property management, and technology firms.

The firm also provides US persons both living in Costa Rica and outside with their US tax planning and compliance needs. This includes converting non-compilers, who have either unfiled or incomplete filings (i.e. foreign disclosures and FBARS), to responsible and compliant taxpayers.

Rich Coast Accounting services a variety of clients all over Costa Rica – Nosara, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Jaco, Manual Antonio, Perez Zeldon, Tamarindo, Playa de Coco, Playa Flamingo, and Uvita.

The firm has offices in both Escazu (San Jose) and Nosara (Guanacaste) and has a staff of 6.