Amendments to the Puerto Rico Private Equity Funds Act

Act 93 of August 8, 2017 (“Act 93”), which is effective immediately, amends Act 185- 2014, as amended, known as the Puerto Rico Private Equity Funds Act (“Act 185”), to clarify the scope and meaning of certain provisions in accordance with its legislative history of facilitating entrepreneurship and the deployment of private capital in Puerto Rico. The principal changes introduced by Act 93 deal with certain defined terms, eligibility requirements, and tax deductions related to an investment in a private equity fund (each, a “Fund”) under Act 185. You can view the complete article by clicking on the following link: Click here 

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FAFAA issues rules for use of certain income

On March 22, 2017, the Disbursement Authorization and Tax Concession Committee (the “Committee”) issued Resolution 2017-01 (the “Resolution”) establishing that a Granted Credit (as defined below) may be sold by its Holder (as defined below) or claimed against the income tax of the Holder for the 2016 Tax Year without additional restrictions than those imposed by the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code of 2011, as amended (the “Code”), or the special laws applicable to the Granted Credit.

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“Puerto Rico: A Tax Haven for Hedge Fund Managers”

Tax Notes, a renowned United States tax magazine, published “Puerto Rico: A Tax Haven for Hedge Fund Managers”, an article written by our Counsel Fernando Goyco-Covas describing the United States federal and Puerto Rico income tax benefits afforded by Puerto Rico’s Acts 20 and 22 and the United States Internal Revenue Code to hedge fund managers that become bona-fide residents of Puerto Rico.

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