Elisa Vélez Pérez

Professional Career Highlights

Elisa is a Senior Manager at Alvarado Tax & Business Advisors LLC, a firm dedicated to tax and business consulting services, and has more than ten years of experience in the corporate and individual tax advisory areas working for local firms. She recently concluded a two-year leave from the firm to work hand in hand with the Puerto Rico Secretary of Treasury and assess him in tax related matters, including, the drafting of the 2015 Tax Reform Bill. In the Puerto Rico Department of Treasury she first worked as a first advisor to the Secretary of Treasury and then as the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy, where she serviced the tax needs of numerous taxpayers, ranging from salaried to high-wealth individuals, from local to multinational entities, and from small to large taxpayers, including analyzing complex tax issues, requests for exemptions and tax credits, requests for rulings and closing agreements, and handling everyday tax issues with the taxpayers. She also dealt with numerous tax consultations for the Department and from other agencies ofthe Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Federal Government. Also, she drafted and revised the administrative documents that the Department of Treasury issued during her tenure, and drafted various tax bills and regulations.

Elisa has extensive experience in handling client tax needs, including tax planning and structuring; dealing with governmental agencies, providing tax assessment on proposed or completed transactions, tax compliance, and handling requests to oversee agencies, such as requests for rulings, closing agreements, exemptions, and tax credits, among others. She has also served as speaker for various conferences at the Society of Certified Public Accountants and to the general public.

Elisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico. She has been admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico and the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

In addition, Elisa is a member of the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants, where she is an active member of the Tax Matters Committee and the Legislative Matters Committee.

 

Manager

Tel. (787) 999-3001 evelez@nullalvatax.com

Education

  • B.B.A. University of Puerto Rico
  • J.D University of Puerto Rico Law School

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant