In-Brief

Treasury extends hours at tax centers, collections offices

Puerto Rico taxpayers can drop off their tax returns at several places today and tomorrow.  (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual) Puerto Rico taxpayers can drop off their tax returns at several places today and tomorrow. (Credit: © Mauricio Pascual)

The Puerto Rico Treasury Department announced Sunday it will be offering extended hours at its nine tax orientation and preparation centers and 18 collections centers islandwide on Monday and Tuesday, thus wrapping up this year’s tax season.

The six centers located in malls will open today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., while the three located in municipal centers will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Furthermore, collections centers located at the Department of Motor Vehicles will open on tax day from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (For a full schedule of extended hours, visit haciendateorienta.com.

Treasury Deputy Secretary Karolee García reminded taxpayers that tax returns can be delivered to the service centers where they will be stamped, and may also be filed electronically. Collections centers will also accept and stamp tax returns, as well as take payments for citizens who owe, she said.

Meanwhile, the agency announced it has designed a traffic plan with two alternate routes, for taxpayers wishing to deliver their returns in person to the agency’s Puerta de Tierra headquarters. One route is for taxpayers who want to drop their forms off from their car — via Muñoz Rivera Avenue — and another for those wanting to take it inside the agency to get it stamped or pay (along the docks, to the agency’s multi-level parking facility.)

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Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.

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