Puerto Rico Suspends Bi-Weekly Prepayment of Sales Tax

Ramón Frias
October 2, 2017

The Treasury Department of Puerto Rico (Hacienda) has suspended the requirement to remit the regularly scheduled pre-payments of sales tax due for transactions taking place during August 2017.

As has been the case recently, the announcement was made via the Hacienda Facebook Page. Details are scant aside from a notation indicating that the suspension will remain in effect while hurricane recovery efforts continue.

By way of explanation, Puerto Rico recently enacted rules that require state-level sales tax pre-payments on 15th and last day of each month, Pursuant to the above-described notice, this requirement is currently suspended.

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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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