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concepto contributivo = arbitrio

English translation: "arbitrio" = "tax on domestic and imported goods and products"

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16:33 Aug 18, 2000
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Bus/Financial
Spanish term or phrase: concepto contributivo = arbitrio
A payment made to Hacienda in Puerto Rico. We know it must have something to do with taxes or duties but which and for what?
Marimar
English translation:"arbitrio" = "tax on domestic and imported goods and products"
Explanation:
The first web site below is dedicated to the "Recursos Consolidados del Gobierno de Puerto Rico, and contains a description of the "Ley de Arbitrios del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico de 1987." This law governs the taxes that are levied on beverages, cars, and other products, and contains the following definition:

"ARBITRIOS: Los arbitrios forman parte del esquema contributivo de la Isla. Estos son ingresos a base de la actividad económica interna y externa. Este renglón de Arbitrios fue enmendado como parte de la Reforma Contributiva, ya que pasaron a tributar una serie de artículos al arbitrio general de 5%. Estos arbitrios se componen de las bebidas alcohólicas y otros arbitrios generales como lo son los cigarrillos, productos del petróleo, vehículos de motor, carreras de caballos, petróleo crudo y derivados, entre otros…"

Thus, an "arbitrio" is a tax on domestic and imported goods and products (and can also refer to the income that the government receives through this tax). In Puerto Rico, the proceeds from some of the "arbitrios" are earmarked for allocation to organizations such as the Fondo para la Salud Infantil ("Children's Health Fund"), as well as for the General Fund of Puerto Rico. (Other island entities, including Madeira and the Canary Islands, also have "arbitrios," which are taxes on imported and manufactured goods.)

At the second web site, Mr. José A. Flores Rivera, the supervisor of the General Archives of Puerto Rico, discusses the archives and the documents stored there, and uses the following phrase "…:la cantidad de dinero que tenían que satisfacer por concepto contributivo…."

So the phrase "concepto contributivo" = "for tax purposes" or "in terms of taxes." -- Hope this helps!
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na"arbitrio" = "tax on domestic and imported goods and products"Heathcliff
naland revenue paymentTelesforo Fernandez
naThis may helpMaria


  

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3 hrs
This may help


Explanation:
Alcaraz Varo define: "contribucion a la hacienda publica = revenue"
don't know if this is what you need.

Happy translating! ;o)


    Dicc. Terminos Juridicos/Alcaraz Varo & BrianHughes
Maria
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18 hrs
land revenue payment


Explanation:
It is called 'land revenue payment" in English. It refers to land tax payment.

Telesforo Fernandez
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1 day4 hrs
"arbitrio" = "tax on domestic and imported goods and products"


Explanation:
The first web site below is dedicated to the "Recursos Consolidados del Gobierno de Puerto Rico, and contains a description of the "Ley de Arbitrios del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico de 1987." This law governs the taxes that are levied on beverages, cars, and other products, and contains the following definition:

"ARBITRIOS: Los arbitrios forman parte del esquema contributivo de la Isla. Estos son ingresos a base de la actividad económica interna y externa. Este renglón de Arbitrios fue enmendado como parte de la Reforma Contributiva, ya que pasaron a tributar una serie de artículos al arbitrio general de 5%. Estos arbitrios se componen de las bebidas alcohólicas y otros arbitrios generales como lo son los cigarrillos, productos del petróleo, vehículos de motor, carreras de caballos, petróleo crudo y derivados, entre otros…"

Thus, an "arbitrio" is a tax on domestic and imported goods and products (and can also refer to the income that the government receives through this tax). In Puerto Rico, the proceeds from some of the "arbitrios" are earmarked for allocation to organizations such as the Fondo para la Salud Infantil ("Children's Health Fund"), as well as for the General Fund of Puerto Rico. (Other island entities, including Madeira and the Canary Islands, also have "arbitrios," which are taxes on imported and manufactured goods.)

At the second web site, Mr. José A. Flores Rivera, the supervisor of the General Archives of Puerto Rico, discusses the archives and the documents stored there, and uses the following phrase "…:la cantidad de dinero que tenían que satisfacer por concepto contributivo…."

So the phrase "concepto contributivo" = "for tax purposes" or "in terms of taxes." -- Hope this helps!



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