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Modifications to Acts 20/22 Incentives

posted Dec 13, 2014, 9:54 AM by Isla CPA   [ updated Dec 13, 2014, 9:54 AM ]
On November 21st and  November 24th, 2014, Senate bills 864 and 1020 were sent to La Fortaleza for the governor's signature.  These bills will work to broaden the pool of people and companies eligible for Acts 20/22 incentives. Among the modifications to the Acts is a reduction in the minimum time one must have lived away from Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives.  The incentives include exemptions from passive investment income taxes, including capital-gains.  Presently the time period away from PR is 15 years, the amendments will reduce it 6 years. In addition there are modifications to Puerto Rico's mandatory inheritance laws.  

Act 1020  has provisions to allow trading companies,  distribution and logistics, assembly, and bottling and management services as types of businesses and services eligible for of Act 20/Act 73 incentives.  These incentives reduce the corporate tax rate to 4% on income generated from the export of certain professional services, including but not limited to financial, legal, and technology services.  

There are more rules and this post contains simplifications and is not comprehensive and my be forward looking. Additionally, as always, a professional should be consulted and be presented with specific information.

 

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