Tax Reform (Again)

The consensus in Puerto Rico is that a broad-based tax reform is long overdue. It is important to understand, however, that tax policy involves difficult trade-offs among various objectives. We at the Center for a New Economy believe the following principles should guide any tax reform effort in Puerto Rico.

Selected Highlights of the Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2022

On January 27, 2022, the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board (“FOMB”) for Puerto Rico certified a new Fiscal Plan for Fiscal Year 2022. In this report, we highlight for our readers some of the most important components of the Fiscal Plan.

Desde Madrid: En el radar para el 2022

El primer mes del año es buen momento para pasar revista, por lo que aprovechamos para esbozar algunas de las discusiones que seguiremos de cerca desde España que pueden arrojar luz sobre temas fundamentales para Puerto Rico durante este año que recién inicia.

The Threefold Challenge to the Puerto Rican Economy

The Puerto Rican economy is simultaneously recovering from three systemic shocks: the COVID-19 pandemic, the considerable damage inflicted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the upcoming creditor’s vote on the Plan of Adjustment negotiated by the FOMB.

Puerto Rico ¿paraíso fiscal?

La actividad de Puerto Rico como jurisdicción de bajas tasas impositivas para empresas multinacionales (EMN) de EEUU está levantando ronchas a nivel internacional. En este escrito exponemos lo que está en juego para la isla.

PROMESA: A Failed Colonial Experiment?

On June 30, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Puerto Rico Oversight and Management Economic Stability Act. As we look back and take stock of the events that have taken place since 2016, the unavoidable conclusion is that the territorial bankruptcy regime set up by that law has failed to achieve most of the goals set forth by its authors.