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Senate to Investigate CRIM Operations

By on June 30, 2022

Judiciary Committee Files Resolution to Begin Probe

Amid the harsh fiscal reality faced by Puerto Rico’s municipalities, Sen. Gretchen Marie Hau, chair of the legislative Committee on the Judiciary, along with Sen. Migdalia González, chair of the Municipal Affairs and Housing Committee, introduced a resolution to carry out an investigation on the functional reality of the island’s Municipal Revenue Collections Center (CRIM).

The development follows numerous complaints related to its structural and human resources capacity to meet its obligations regarding the taxes that the entity is entitled to or about $40 million annually.

“As former executive director of the Association of Mayors of Puerto Rico (AAPR), I consider it important to address the multiple governance and administration problems that for many years have made the Municipal Revenue Collections Center less effective when it comes to collecting the revenue that by law it is called to receive,”
Hau said in a statement to the media. “Furthermore, given the impact that the current economic situation has on each of the 78 municipalities on the island, it has become evident and urgent to identify within said body all the effective alternatives for public administration, emphasizing its responsibility to collect revenue.”

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