Pursuant to the Puerto Rico Internal Revenue Code, a debt discharge resulting from the modification of a mortgage loan guaranteed by a mortgage on a secondary residence will not be considered taxable income as long as the original loan amount did not exceed $1,000,000. However, for a residence to qualify as a secondary residence, you must comply with certain use conditions and, in addition, having selected it as your secondary residence for tax purposes.
For this reason, in order to determine whether or not the discharged amount reported in Form 480.6A by the Bank may be excluded as taxable income based on the qualified residence exemption, you should consult this matter with your tax consultant or directly with the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury.
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FDIC Member. Products and services offered by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico.
1Withdrawals are subject to the availability of funds in your account.
2Deposits are subject to the provisions of the Bank’s Funds Availability Policy. Easy Deposit Mobile is a free service and only for Banco Popular customers with individual deposit accounts and/or commercial accounts (FlexiCuenta de Negocios® & B-Smart®). Customers selected in accordance with the Bank’s eligibility criteria. Checks deposited before 6:00 p.m. of a business day will be processed the same business day, subject to verification and deposit validation. In the back of the check to be deposited, enter your signature, account number and the phrase “For Deposit Only at BPPR.”
3Insurance is underwritten by Chubb Insurance Company of Puerto Rico. Insurance products are offered by Popular Insurance LLC, a subsidiary of Popular, Inc. and an affiliate of Banco Popular. Popular Insurance LLC is duly authorized by the Office of the Insurance Commissioner of Puerto Rico to offer and transact insurance products and has been appointed by Chubb Insurance Company as its Authorized Representative. Popular, Inc. and Banco Popular de Puerto Rico do not offer, underwrite or issue insurance products. Chubb and Popular Insurance LLC, Popular Inc. or Banco Popular de Puerto Rico are not affiliates. Obtaining this insurance is optional and it may be canceled at any time. Banco Popular de Puerto Rico will not condition the credit decision upon the purchase of this insurance or your agreement not to obtain such insurance from an unaffiliated entity. Insurance products are not insured by the FDIC, or other government agencies; are not deposits or obligations of, nor are guaranteed by Banco Popular de Puerto Rico its subsidiaries and/or affiliates. Certain limitations, exclusions and conditions apply. For more information, refer to the Certificate of Insurance.