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Myrna Y. Medina-Massanet
*Special Tax Counsel
CL 14-03 specifies that all importers interested in becoming a bonded merchant and deferring the payment due date of the SUT on imports must be up in good standing with the PRTD. The applicants must file a written request to the Director of the Consumption Tax Bureau to the following address: Consumption Tax Bureau, Treasury Department, Mercantil Plaza Building, Ponce de Leon Avenue, Stop 27 ½, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918.
The Circular Letter also states that the bond minimum amount will be $10,000.00. The bond amount will include an amount to cover the payment of the tax plus the equivalent of 25% of such amount to guarantee the payment of any surcharge, interest, or administrative fine that may be imposed for failure to pay the tax within the prescribed time.
Once the request has been filed, the Consumption Tax Bureau will evaluate the request and will complete the form titled “Bond to Guarantee the Payment of Taxes, Fines, Interests, and Penalties” (Model SC 2058), which must be signed by the insurance company and the guarantor.
The request of this bond is great significance to importers which desire to postpone the payment of the SUT on imports, in light of the elimination of the use tax exemption applicable to imported taxable items introduced for resale effective on August 1, 2014. Please see our Act No. 80 Tax Watch for more information in connection these recent changes in the SUT system.
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