Puerto Rico Tax Incentives

Top 10 Reasons



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1. Strategic Location

  • Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Midway between North and South America, the perfect bridge of both continents


2. Pro-Business Tax Climate

  • Benefit of operating in U.S. jurisdiction with tax benefits of a foreign tax structure
  • Maximum corporate taxes reduced to 25% in 2014
  • Manufacturing & export services enjoy a 4% fixed income tax rate
  • Pioneer activities receive a preferential tax rate of 0% - 1%


3. Aggressive Incentives

  • Several incentive acts attract Foreign Direct Investment in sectors including: manufacturing, tourism, export services, insurance, financial services, agriculture, hospitality, hotel development and renewable energy
  • Ranked top 15 FTZ’s in U.S. – Nat’l Assoc. of Foreign Trade Zones


4. Legal System and Political Stability

  • Puerto Rico’s banking system is regulated under U.S. laws (FDIC)
  • Puerto Rico operates under the U.S. legal framework and intellectual property protection
  • Access to federal programs and funds


5. Strong Business Ecosystem

  • U.S. Dollar is the official currency & full presence of international banks
  • No passport required & official languages are English and Spanish


6. World-Class Infrastructure

  • Mass transit system recognized by U.S. Federal Transit Administration
  • Most technologically advanced convention center in the Caribbean and Latin America
  • Island-wide broadband service, under-sea fiber optic cable and robust satellite systems


7. Global Competitiveness

Competitiveness Report ranked Puerto Rico 35/143 countries in the world


8. Low Cost of Doing Business

  • San Juan has the lowest cost of doing business among the largest U.S. cities
  • Lowest labor costs of any region under U.S. jurisdiction
  • Hourly earnings in manufacturing average 65% to 80% of U.S. average


9. Skilled Workforce

  • Highly educated, productive and bilingual workforce
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, premier engineering and science institute of the Caribbean and Latin America, ranks first in graduating Hispanic engineers


10. Superior Lifestyle

  • “Most attractive people, best food, drinks and restaurants”
    “Culebra Island ranked one of the 25 best secret islands on earth.”
    Travel & Leisure Magazine
  • Over 23 golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones, Greg Norman and Tom Kite

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