Increased tax rebates for territories
About the tax break: Bigger rebates on rum imported into the mainland United States from Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The United States imposes a $13.50 per proof-gallon tax on imported rum and sends most of the proceeds to the territories.
Who benefits? Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
What’s the cost? $222 million.
A Green Line train carried advertisements for Bacardi rum, produced in Puerto Rico, while traveling on Beacon Street in Brookline in 2004.