Sunday, November 2, 2014

Puerto Rico Tax Changes Affecting Individual Taxpayers

In July 2014, Act 77 was codified into law.  In it were several amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of Puerto Rico.  Changes affecting individual taxpayers include, but were not limited to, changes in the alternate basic tax bracket, credits for prior year alternate tax payments, changes to individual long-term capital gains, and individual dividend distribution tax rate.  The individual long-term capital gains rate for individuals increased to 15% for all transaction occurring after June 2014.   Similarly, the individual tax rate for dividend distributions was also increased to 15% for all transaction occurring after June 2014. 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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