Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tourism Development in Puerto Rico

The Tourism Development Act of Puerto Rico of 2010 (Act 74) provides incentives for tourism businesses. This act covers hostels, guesthouses, hotels, condo-hotels, and timeshares/vacation clubs. In addition it includes theme parks, golf courses, marinas for tourism, however casinos are excluded.  

The Act also establishes a tax credit of the minimum of 10% of the total cost of the project or 50% of equity invested (including land). The credit is made available over a two year period. Any unused tax credits may be carried forward.  Additionally, the tax credits may be assigned, transferred or sold.  

In order to qualify, a business must be utilizing new facilities, substantially improved facilities or existing facilities which have not been used for three or more years. 

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

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