On November 17, 2015 Act No. 187- 2015 was enacted to establish a new integrated electronic data center for validation and fiscalization of business activities that are promoted under special laws and enjoy tax benefits.
Act No. 187 launches the issuance of an annual Certificate of Compliance for decree grantees, by the Director of OITE. This Certificate is intended to attest to the fact that the grantee is in full compliance of its obligations under its grant. The Certificate of Compliance must be included with the tax returns in which benefits under the grant are being claimed and eventually will be posted in the integrated electronic data center when such system is operational.
Without the Certificate of Compliance, the taxing authorities are not obligated to recognize or apply the benefits under the grant. The taxing authorities, including municipalities, must rely on the Certificate of Compliance, but such authorities may request clarifications or additional information if they have any doubt or concern about compliance by the grantee.
Another notable change to the current rules for corporations applying for Act 20 benefits is the requirement for at least five (5) employees to be generated at the time the decree is granted.
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