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The 123’s of the Opportunity Zones (part four)

04 Sep 2019

Puerto Rico, like other U.S. jurisdictions, was included in the designation of Qualified Opportunity Zones (”QOZ”). Unlike the states, which could only designate 25 percent of their low-income areas as QOZ, Puerto Rico was able to designate 100 percent of its low-income areas. Thus, out of the nearly 8,700 QOZs, 863 are in Puerto Rico.

The 123's of Opportunity Zones (part three)

14 Aug 2019

The primary purpose of the Opportunity Zones program is to attract investment to designated areas. Therefore, Qualified Opportunity Funds (”QOF”) must maintain at least 90% of the assets contributed by investors in qualified opportunity zone property (“QOZP”).

The 123's of the Opportunity Zones (part two)

07 Aug 2019

In this article, we will provide several examples demonstrating the practical application of the terms and requirements we have been discussing in our first two parts.

Opportunity Zone Investment in Puerto Rico Unhindered by Turmoil

05 Aug 2019

Opportunity zone developments in Puerto Rico—heralded as one antidote to the island's economic distress—are for the most part unhindered by recent political turmoil, according to investors and tax professionals there.

The 123's of Opportunity Zones (part one)

31 Jul 2019

On May 14 of this year, the governor signed Law 21-2019 to adopt the tax benefits in Puerto Rico that the federal opportunity zones program establishes. In addition, it creates a new incentive program for priority projects that will help the recovery and economic development of certain designated areas on the island.

Opportunity Zones: The Disruption Puerto Rico needs

24 Jul 2019

Puerto Rico has, at this moment in time, the best recipe to attain sustainable growth. Growth that will be the foundation to position us better when evaluating our competitiveness with other jurisdiction in the world. To achieve this, all sectors, private, public and non for profits, need to align objectives, goals and strategies.

ABC de las zonas de oportunidad

09 Jul 2019

El 14 de mayo de este año, el gobernador firmó la Ley 21-2019 para adoptar los beneficios contributivos en Puerto Rico que el programa de las zonas de oportunidad federal establece. Además, crea un nuevo programa de incentivos para proyectos prioritarios que ayudarán a la recuperación y desarrollo económico de ciertas áreas designadas en la Isla.

La necesidad, madre de las inventivas

24 Jun 2019

Columna Minuto Empresarial, sobre la necesidad de innovación en un entorno económico desafiante y de recesión.

Oportunidad de oro para atraer nueva inversión

26 May 2019

Puerto Rico se coloca entre los destinos idóneos para atraer capital nativo y extranjero bajo los beneficios de la Ley de Zonas de Oportunidad debido a los incentivos que se ofrecen tanto a nivel federal como local.

Ventaja local para las zonas de oportunidad

17 May 2019

El 95% del territorio de Puerto Rico cae bajo la denominación federal de zona económicamente deprimida, teniendo así grandes ventajas para llamar la atención de inversionistas de Estados Unidos que buscan aprovechar el programa federal de Zonas de Oportunidad.