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Puerto Rico State Tax Information

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Puerto Rico Departamento De Hacienda

Withholding Requirements:

  • Request identification number by filing Form SC 4809
  • Certificado De Exencion Para La Retencion (Withholding Exemption Certificate): R-4.1
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = formula

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Contribution rate Schedule E:
Wage Base is $7,000 for 2018
Rates range from 2.0% to 5.40%
New employers use 3.1%

State Disability Insurance (SDI):

0.30% on $9,000 (employer)
0.30% on $9,000 (employee)

State Labor Laws:

Minimum Wage - The Federal minimum wage applies

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - next regular payday.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return
to work within 20 days on Form W-4 (or equivalent) to:
Child Support Enforcement Program
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 3349
San Juan, PR 00902-9938
(809) 767-1500
Fax: (809) 754-6175

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Remit withholding for child support to:

Child Support Enforcement Program
Department of Social Services
PO Box 3349
San Juan, PR 00902-3349

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Reciprocal States:


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