Puerto Rico VAT implementation

Sat 23rd Apr 2016

As Puerto Rico prepares to introduce a Value Added Tax to replace its current Sales & Use Tax, the Treasury Ministry has published guidance on the implementation rules.

The scheduled transition date is currently 1 June 2016, although there have been several delays on this already.

Some of the new guidance covers:

  • the new, monthly VAT return. This is due 20 days after the reporting period end.
  • details of the exemption for small companies from registration.
  • the launch of a new, online reporting portal (Sistema unificado de rentas internas)