Puerto Rico Treasury extends deadline for filing tax returns
SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Treasury Department has postponed the deadline for the filing tax returns until Wednesday, April 25, Secretary Raúl Maldonado announced Thursday.
“Although we have received about 790,000 returns, we understand that many taxpayers still need to complete the filing process, so we will be accepting the returns until April 25 without penalties for late filing,” the official said in a statement.
The monthly deadline for businesses to remit the withheld sales and use tax (IVU by its Spanish acronym) was also postponed until April 25.
Tax centers around the island were offering free filing assistance until Friday.
On Friday, the tax centers in Plaza las Américas, Plaza del Caribe in Ponce, Plaza Carolina, Mayagüez Mall and the Outlet of Canóvanas will be open until 6 p.m.; and the center at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Bayamón will run until 5 p.m. The Guaynabo and Caguas centers close at 4:30 p.m.
On Monday and Tuesday, the centers in Plaza las Américas and Mayagüez Mall will offer assistance from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m; the UPR Bayamón from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; and those in Guaynabo and Caguas from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
On Wednesday, Plaza de las Américas’ center will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Mayagüez Mall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m; UPR Bayamón from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m; and Guaynabo and Caguas’ will operate regularly, or from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.