Puerto Rico - Income tax exemption granted to non-residents who establish domicile within a specified timeframe

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During 2012, Acts 22-2012 and 138-2012 were approved by the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico. The purpose of these measures is to provide incentives to individuals who have NOT been residents of Puerto Rico during the past 15 years, to become residents of Puerto Rico. In order to encourage the transfer of such individuals to Puerto Rico, the Acts completely exempt from Puerto Rico income tax their passive income, which may consist of interest, dividends, and capital gains.