Ricardo Rosselló sends millions to the hurricanes Irma and Maria

That figure yields $ 414.4 million on the money paid since June 2018 to 16,676 employers who have retained 415,921 employees after hurricanes have passed despite the fact that their companies are out of order.

"We continue to support all employers who continued to pay the salaries of their employees after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and María in Puerto Rico in 2017. With this advantage we contribute to the recovery of our traders who, despite their personal situation, supported them their employees ", the chief executive said in a statement.

At the beginning of the year, the governor announced the extension of the deadline to request the ERTC until 31 March 2019.

It was also reported that the deadline for submitting claims was extended to 30 April this year.

In turn, the government's chief financer, Raul Maldonado, insisted "that all employers in Puerto Rico ask for this federal benefit because it has a positive impact on the island." From the office of the Chief Financial Officer we will continue to identify means to support vendors and entrepreneurs. "

Meanwhile, the acting secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Francisco Parés, pointed out that both the application and the claim for the benefit should be submitted electronically on the department's digital platform.

"We will continue to identify benefits and relief to boost their businesses Employers can receive up to $ 1,920 per eligible employee It is vital that those who have not applied for this benefit do so within the new data, "he concluded.

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