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May 22, 2019

Puerto Rico’s Treasury Department extends deadline for requesting employee retention benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria to 30 June 2019

In Informative Bulletin (IB) 19-07, the Puerto Rico Treasury Department (PRTD) has extended the deadline from 31 March 2019 to 30 June 2019, for employers to request the employee retention benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Additionally, IB 19-07 extends the deadline from 30 April 2019 to 10 July 2019, for employers to file a claim to modify their filed application for the employee retention benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To file a claim, an employer must have requested the benefit no later than 30 June 2019.

For more information on how to claim the benefit, see EY Tax Alert, Puerto Rico’s Treasury Department extends due date to request employee retention benefit related to Hurricanes Irma and Maria to March 31, 2019, dated 20 January 2019.


The application for the employee retention benefit must be made electronically through the PRTD’s platform.

The 10 July deadline to file a claim is available to any employer that filed a request before the extended due date, including those employers that filed a request in previous windows (i.e., before 31 December 2018 or 31 March 2019).

For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young Puerto Rico LLC, State and Local Taxation Group, San Juan
  • Rosa M. Rodríguez |
  • Pablo Hymovitz Cardona |
  • Noeliz Suarez Archilla |
  • Luis Negron |



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