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Fiddler González & Rodríguez, P.S.C., P.O. Box 363507, San Juan, PR 00936-3507.
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Myrna Y. Medina-Massanet
*Special Tax Counsel
On August 5, 2014, the Puerto Rico Treasury Department (“PRTD”) issued AD No. 14-15 establishing the new temporary procedure to obtain an automatic release for the property imported into Puerto Rico. The new temporary procedure will be valid until the PRTD reinstates the procedure previously established in Circular Letter No. 14-06, which must be in writing.
Under the new temporary procedure, the importer will be able to obtain an automatic release from the SISCON system, if all of the following requirements are met:
1. the carrier submit the bill of lading through the SISCON system;
2. the bill of lading includes the information specified in Part A of Section II of Circular Letter No. 14-05; and
3. the property imported into Puerto Rico is not subject to excise tax or any other taxes imposed upon its introduction into Puerto Rico.
If the property imported is subject to excise tax or any tax upon the introduction, the importer should comply with the procedures for the payment of such tax prior to obtaining the release from the PRDT. Any Importer who obtained the automatic release pursuant to the provisions of AD No. 14-15 has to file the Declaration and pay the corresponding sales and use tax no later than the 10th day of the month following the month during which the property was importer. To that effect, such imported must use the procedures set forth in Part D of Section II of Circular Letter No. 14-06.
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