Puerto Rico’s House narrowly approves sales tax increase to 11.25 per cent; bill goes to Senate – Winnipeg Free Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Legislation that would increase Puerto Rico’s sales tax from 7 per cent to 11.5 per cent squeaked by late Thursday with the minimum amount of votes needed in the U.S. territory’s House of Representatives.

The measure also would create a new 4 per cent tax on professional services amid a push to generate more revenue during an economic crisis. Two members from the governor’s party voted against the bill, which now goes to the Senate for debate.

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