Puerto Rico Fighting to Keep Its Tax Breaks for Businesses
By LARRY ROHTER,
Published: May 10, 1993
A proposal by Puerto Rico's Governor would permit Washington to tax income earned here but would offset that with a 100 percent credit for wages and a partial credit for fringe benefits, local taxes, interest earned on bank deposits and capital investment. Alternatively, the plan would allow for 80 percent of a company's profits to be tax exempt.
The Governor said that his "eminently reasonable" proposal, which has received a cool reception from the White House, would produce $3 billion to $4 billion in revenue for the Treasury Department over five years -- less than the Clinton proposal -- without inflicting unnecessary hardships on Puerto Rico's 3.6 million residents. 'Numbers Game'
"What has emerged thus far from the Administration, specifically the Treasury Department, is a numbers game that doesn't take people into account," said Dr. Rossello, a physician who took office in January vowing to lead the island toward statehood.
La presión de Mujica y la nueva etapa de las relaciones entre Washington y La Habana, tomando en cuenta que el presidente cubano, Raúl Castro, lleva años abogando por la excarcelación de López Rivera “incrementa las fuerzas políticas que hacen que el presidente Obama tome conciencia de que es en el mejor interés de la imagen de Estados Unidos la liberación de Oscar”, indicó el portavoz del Comité pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico, Eduardo Villanueva.
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Un factor favorable es la apertura de las relaciones entre Cuba y Estados Unidos