US Tax Newsroom

 Tax News Update    Email this document    Print this document

March 20, 2020
2020-0618

Uruguay allows free trade zone workers to work remotely in light of COVID-19

Companies operating within free trade zones may have their workers work remotely without losing the tax and customs benefits under the free trade zone regime.

The Uruguayan Director of Free Trade Zone Area issued a resolution to allow free trade zone (FTZ) workers to work remotely to stem the spread of COVID-19. FTZ workers are allowed to work remotely from March 16, 2020 to March 30, 2020.

Usually, companies located in FTZs must undertake all of their activities within the FTZ to access the tax and customs benefits granted under the FTZ regime. Under the resolution, companies may have their workers work remotely without losing those benefits.

———————————————

Contact Information
For additional information concerning this Alert, please contact:
 
EY Uruguay
   • Martha Roca (martha.roca@uy.ey.com)
   • María Inés Eibe (ines.eibe@uy.ey.com)
Latin American Business Center, New York
   • Ana Mingramm (ana.mingramm@ey.com)
   • Pablo Wejcman (pablo.wejcman@ey.com)
   • Enrique Perez Grovas (enrique.perezgrovas@ey.com)
 

 


 

The information contained herein is general in nature and is not intended, and should not be construed, as legal, accounting or tax advice or opinion provided by Ernst & Young LLP to the reader. The reader also is cautioned that this material may not be applicable to, or suitable for, the reader's specific circumstances or needs, and may require consideration of non-tax and other tax factors if any action is to be contemplated. The reader should contact his or her Ernst & Young LLP or other tax professional prior to taking any action based upon this information. Ernst & Young LLP assumes no obligation to inform the reader of any changes in tax laws or other factors that could affect the information contained herein.

 

Copyright © 1996 – 2020, Ernst & Young LLP

 

All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, retransmitted or otherwise redistributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including by photocopying, facsimile transmission, recording, rekeying, or using any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission from Ernst & Young LLP.

 

View Tax News Update master agreement and EY privacy statement