Puerto Rico Country Profile

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North and South America
Capital City
San Juan

Largest City
San Juan
United States dollar

Spanish, English
3.3 million

Life Expectancy
81.7 years
GDP (nominal)
$118.7 billion

Cost of Living
English Proficiency
Expensive (5/7)
Average (3/5)
Very Dangerous (6/7)
Average (3/5)
Very High (1/5)

Taxation Type: Citizenship-based

The Act 60 incentives (former Act 20 and Act 22) can lower selected business income of any American to just 4%, and eliminate entirely capital gains tax on stocks, crypto.

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30-Jan-2301/30/23January 2023 SC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
22-Aug-2208/22/22Legally Counter the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
28-Jul-2207/28/22July 2022 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
31-Mar-2203/31/22March 2022 SMC Q&A (Live Call Recording) Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
28-Jan-2201/28/22January 2022 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
29-Nov-2111/29/21November 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
10-Jun-2106/10/21Sovereign Man’s Ultimate Guide to Puerto Rico’s Tax Incentives: 2021 Update Sovereign ConfidentialSMCBlack Paper
29-May-2105/29/21May 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
29-Apr-2104/29/21April 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
31-Mar-2103/31/21March 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
26-Feb-2102/26/21February 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
09-Feb-2102/09/21The Sovereign Man Starter Guide Sovereign ConfidentialSMCBlack Paper
29-Jan-2101/29/21January 2021 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
30-Nov-2011/30/20November 2020 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
30-Oct-2010/30/20October 2020 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
30-Sep-2009/30/20September 2020 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
29-May-2005/29/20May 2020 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
29-Feb-2002/29/20February 2020 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
14-Feb-2002/14/20Puerto Rico: A backdoor way into a Spanish passport Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
05-Aug-1908/05/19She lives on a boat and reduced her taxes by nearly half Sovereign ConfidentialSMCCase Study
03-Jul-1907/03/19Important update on Puerto Rico’s Incentives Code Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
26-Jun-1906/26/19Important changes to Puerto Rico Tax Incentives Programs: Approved by the Senate Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
30-Nov-1811/30/18November 2018 Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
01-Nov-1811/01/18SMC Update: Puerto Rico proposes increased taxation under Act 20 and Act 22… bill already shot down Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
31-Oct-1810/31/18October 2018 SMC Q&A Sovereign ConfidentialSMCQ&A
15-Oct-1810/15/18What I've learned after a month in Puerto Rico Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
05-Oct-1810/05/18Best startup programs around the world Sovereign ConfidentialSMCBlack Paper
05-Sep-1709/05/17How to slash your taxes AND live in paradise – no passport required Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
16-May-1705/16/17How YOU can save on taxes, Plus: Puerto Rico update Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
05-May-1705/05/17A dynamic entrepreneurial couple moves to Puerto Rico, slash their taxes to 4% Sovereign ConfidentialSMCCase Study
06-Apr-1704/06/17Sovereign Man Country Rankings: The Right Country for YOU, with Simon's insights Sovereign ConfidentialSMCBlack Paper
24-Mar-1703/24/17Proposed changes to Puerto Rico's tax incentive laws Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
24-Mar-1703/24/17Puerto Rico Update Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
15-Mar-1703/15/17The unsettling lesson I just learned firsthand… and how you can protect yourself Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
15-Sep-1609/15/16What finally convinced me that Puerto Rico is a no-brainer for residency Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
23-Dec-1512/23/15Moving to Puerto Rico is an excellent tax strategy for both companies and individuals Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert
19-Mar-1503/19/15Simon's big picture thoughts and boots on the ground from the past month of travel Sovereign ConfidentialSMCMonthly Letter
02-Jul-1407/02/14Puerto Rico Sovereign ConfidentialSMCBlack Paper
06-Apr-1404/06/14How Peter Schiff minimized his corporate tax liability to 4% Sovereign ConfidentialSMCAlert

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