Puerto Rico Postpones Again Deadline for September Tax Obligations

Ramón Frias
September 19, 2017

The Treasury Department of Puerto Rico issued Circular Letter 17-18 announcing another postponement of certain deadlines relating to the payment and filing of taxes – including sales tax. The postponements are intended to give businesses opportunity to recover from the possible effects of Hurricane Maria. By way of a quick summary:

  • The deadline for the final return for August sales tax transactions (Form SC 2915) was moved from September 20 to September 27;
  • The deadline for other returns and payments which had been postponed to September 22 as result of Circular letter 17-13 and Informative Bulletin 17-17 have been further postponed to September 27.
  • Finally, the Treasury Department also informs that the other deadlines (those originally postponed to dates other than September 22) established other taxes and contributions as result of Circular letter 17-13 and Informative Bulletin 17-17, will remain unchanged.

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Ramón Frias

Ramon is a Tax Counsel on the Regulatory Analysis team at Sovos. He is licensed to practice law in the Dominican Republic and is a member of the Dominican Bar Association. He has a Certificate Degree from Harvard University as well as a J.D. from the Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo. Ramon has written a number of essays about tax administration and has won the first prize in the international essays contest sponsored by the Inter American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT). Prior to joining Sovos, Ramon worked for more than 10 years in the Department of Revenue of the Dominican Republic where he served as Deputy Director. He is proficient in French and Spanish.
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