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Uruguay’s Territorial Tax System and Residency Rules − Planning Opportunities in the Era of Tax Amnesties

Guest Post: Jonás Bergstein and Guzmán Ramírez are partners in Bergstein Abogados, based in Montevideo, Uruguay Recent voluntary-disclosure programs in Latin America (most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia) have cast light on Uruguay as a suitable jurisdiction for Latin America business persons seeking to establish tax residence. Uruguay’s historical political stability, democratic traditions, … Continue Reading

Mexican Government Proposes Tax Incentives on IT Services and R&D Activities for 2017

As part of the 2017 economic budget and proposed tax reform, the Mexican government intends to incentivize a couple of activities that may be intertwined: first, by allowing information technology (IT) services to qualify as an export subject to 0 percent value added tax (VAT), as opposed to the 16 percent general VAT rate; and … Continue Reading

Latin American countries focus on new legislation around tax and transfer pricing – independence limitations in Ecuador

A recent report published by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) calculated that Latin American countries have lost more than US$98 billion in tax revenues simply  due to transfer pricing manipulation. Latin American countries are paying close attention to such reports, leading to changes in their local regulations or … Continue Reading

Puerto Rico’s Act 20 and Act 22 – Key Tax Benefits

In the midst of a complicated fiscal situation, Puerto Rico continues to attract investors and companies through two extant tax incentive packages: Puerto Rico’s Act 20 – the Promotion of Export Services Act – and Act 22 – the Act to Promote the Relocation of Individual Investors to Puerto Rico. Act 20 and Act 22 were enacted in … Continue Reading
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