Buying Dominican Real Estate

By Felipe Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) Persons wishing to buy, sell, convey or transfer Dominican real estate property should note that Dominican real estate operations are governed by Dominican Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of […]

DR Investment Tax Incentives

Exports Promotion: Law 84-99 of Promotion of Exports of the Dominican Republic provides for certain incentives, such as the reimbursement of taxes and customs duties paid by the exporters for raw materials, components, intermediate goods, labels, containers and packing material, if those are incorporated to export goods or returned abroad in the same condition that […]

DR Tourism Law

Dominican Tourism Law 541 of 1969 of the Dominican Republic declares of national interest the promotion of Dominican tourism, whether, historic, religious, archaeological, of natural resources and all other forms and its related activities. Tourism Law 541 was enacted at a time when most Dominican Tourism was of local nature and the country’s wide array […]

Hard Rock Hotel SDQ Construction Q1 2016

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Hard Rock Hotel executives have presented the Dominican Government a project for the construction of a Hotel in the business and financial center of Santo Domingo. The Hard Rock Hotel Santo Domingo will be 40 stories high and will be built at Lincoln Avenue in  in the first quarter of […]

Buying DR Property: Avoiding Conflicts

Many foreigners who come to the Dominican Republic, for either business or pleasure, discover the many different environments found within a short drive: major internationally-linked cities, scenic tropical country sides, serene mountain ranges, and pristine white sand beaches. The idea of buying real estate property in the Dominican Republic may come to mind, whether it […]

DR Hotels & Casinos Minimum Wage

By Arthur & Castillo (info@aclaw.com) Employers in the Dominican hotels, casinos, restaurants, bars, cafes, cafeterias, night clubs, fast food and other food and beverage business, should know that Dominican Labor Ministry Resolution 17-2015 of National Minimum Wage for such sectorized employees was approved on August 25, 2015. The most relevant provisions of Resolution 17-2015 include: […]

Buying Real Estate in Dominican Republic

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The purchase of Real Estate in the Dominican Republic is governed by Real Estate Property Registration Law No. 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations, the Dominican Civil Code and other special Dominican laws which may apply depending on the type of transaction. General Requirements of Form and Substance Among the […]

DR Taxation of Property Transactions

The purchase or sale of real estate property in the Dominican Republic should be made through a written contract in which the parties reflect their agreement about the identity of the property being sold, the sales price and the terms and conditions of the sale. It is recommended that the seller and the buyer obtain […]

DR Real Estate Property Due Diligence

 By Felipe Isa Castillo (fcastillo@aclaw.com) The purchase of Dominican Republic real estate property is governed by Real Estate Property Law 108-05 of 2005 and its regulations as well as the Dominican Civil Code and other special laws which may apply depending on each particular case. Persons, be either Dominican nationals or foreigners desiring to buy, […]

Real Estate Property Release Tax Norm 08-2014

 By Maria Arthur (marthur@aclaw.com) On December 22nd of 2014, the Dominican Tax Administration (TA), published DR Tax Ruling 08-2014 regarding the Sale of Real Estate Property and which provides for the Release of the Same from the seller’s information registered at the TA’s registration system. Individuals and legal entities that sale a real estate property […]