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Puerto Rico Notice – Hacienda Excise Tax 10/20/2006


Effective October 17, 2006, the 6.6% Excise Tax from Hacienda has been eliminated for all cargo subject to this tax. This means that cargo that was received on or after October 17th, 2006, will be automatically released by Hacienda, except if the cargo has been marked for inspection. However, any cargo that arrived before October 17, 2006, will still be subject to the 6.6% Excise Tax.

It is important to note that the Hacienda electronic data transmission process will remain the same, including all current data submitted to them such as the tax id, social security ID, commodity codes and value of cargo. Also, certain commodities not subject to the 6.6% Excise Tax will continue to be marked taxable and will have to be processed for release manually.

At our Crowley San Juan facilities, we have a Hacienda Excise Tax Office available on the premises for all our valued customers.

If you have any questions on this notice we recommend that you contact your local Hacienda representative or tax consultant, Sales Representative, or our Customer Service Department at 1-800-CROWLEY.

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