Tax filing extension requested of Puerto Rico Treasury
SAN JUAN — Sen. Miguel Laureano announced Thursday that he addressed a letter to Puerto Rico Treasury Secretary Raúl Maldonado requesting that the tax return filing deadline be extended until April 30.
“We have to anticipate that many taxpayers will need a little more time to sort out their finances. We all know that the financial situation of many families is very fragile because they still lack essential services and, therefore, family budget spending is higher,” Laureano said in a release.
He stressed that the financial situation of many families after Hurricane Maria struck in September, as well as the delay in the availability of the digital system for filing returns, are some of the reasons that taxpayers will not be ready by the April 17 deadline.
He added that Treasury made the digital application to file returns available only a week ago.
“There are more than two million taxpayers, of which thousands could be impacted by this situation, thus we ask the secretary to make way to our request,” the senator from the district of Humacao added; “at the same time, we are asking for solidarity with Puerto Rican families’ struggle.”