Tax Alert

Sales and Use Tax exemption period for Prepared Food

Due to the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Puerto Rico Treasury Department issued Administrative Determination 17-09 allowing the acquisition of prepared food by any natural person located in Puerto Rico to be exempt from the payment of Sales and Use Tax. This exemption will be valid only from September 8, 2017 until September 10, 2017. It is important to mention that alcoholic beverages are not covered by this exemption.

In addition, we are including the emergency telephone numbers of the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC) and the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO) for the benefit of those entities affected by Hurricane Irma.

PRIDCO & DDEC Emergency Phones

Guía Telefónica Para Emergencias: PRIDCO y DDEC

 

Link to Administrative Determination 17-09

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