Incentive Giveaways in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Act 22 Tax Incentive Fails
A company owned by Hamed R. Wardak was investigated by the U.S. Congress in 2010 for allegedly paying Taliban insurgents with money from a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense. The contractor denied the allegation made in an investigative report. In 2015, Wardak moved to Dorado and took advantage of Act 22. The incentive exempts foreigners from paying capital gains taxes — the law calls them “resident investors” — who move their main residence to the island. That is, 0% taxes on these people’s wealth.