About Panama

Census 2010


The National Census of Panama will be held on Sunday May 16, 2010 from 12:01 am 12:00 midnight. It is strictly forbidden to leave your home that day until you are registered by the officials.Please note that the census also includes fo... more

How to Lower your Property Taxes


If you have purchased real estate in Panama, or are planning on doing so the following may significantly lower your property taxesLaw 21 of the fifteenth of April of 2008 establishes extensions to the tax exonerations set forth by Law ... more

A Plan to Unlock Prosperity


Ten years ago this month Panama took possession of the canal that bears its name. It has high hopes for a $5.25 billion expansion of the waterwayCAPTAIN HARIDAS PILLAY looks down anxiously from the bridge. He brings his ship through he... more

New Property Tax Law in Panama


A new tax law has been recently approved and it has been put in force. Many changes have been made to the tax law that still need to be reviewed, but here we list the most important ones concerning real estate properties. The mai... more

Panama Survived the Crisis


The economy and the global financial system were pushed to the brink a year ago. The world entered in what has been called as "the worst crisis of the past 70 years". The major industrial economies contracted, production and ... more