Dominican Free Zones Minimum Wage 2022

The National Salary Committee of the Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic, approved an increase of 21% to the Minimum Wage applicable to Dominican Free Zones employees on December 2nd, 2021, for the amount of Thirteen Thousand Nine Hundred Fifteen Dominican Pesos (DR$13,915.00, approx. 243 USD) effective from the first of January of 2022. The […]

Dominican Border Zone Tax Incentives Law 12-21

Dominican Border Zone Tax Incentives Law 12-21 covering the provinces located in the Dominican border: Pedernales, Independencia, Elías Piña, Dajabón, Montecristi, Santiago Rodríguez y Bahoruco, was enacted on February 22nd of 2021, in order to renew the 20 year tax incentive regime period that phased-out in February 2021, aimed at intensifying and propelling the economic, […]

Trademark Registration in Dominican Republic

Trademark registration in Dominican Republic is governed by Industrial Property Law 20-00 and its Regulations. A trademark in the Dominican Republic is defined as any sign or combination of signs that may be graphically symbolized and are suitable to distinguish the products or services of a business from those of others. Although the registration of […]

Contesting Paternity in the Dominican Republic

From an economic and legal perspective, a child’s paternity is important in matters such as child support and inheritance rights. If paternity was established or presumed, the father can overcome paternity in the Dominican Republic by initiating a claim before the corresponding Court and proving that he is not the biological father. This is an […]

DR Tourism Incentives Law 158-01

Dominican Tourism Incentives Law 158-01 of October 1st, 2001, as amended, provides that all individuals and enterprises that venture, promote or invest capitals in designated tourism zones, for tourism activities such as hotels, resorts, cruises, conventions, congresses, festivals, shows and concerts facilities, infrastructure for basic services, entertainment, bio and theme parks, port and maritime infrastructure, […]

Donations Tax in the Dominican Republic

The Donations Tax in the Dominican Republic applies to all transfers of property made through a Donations Act, at the same taxable rate in place for the income tax of legal entities (currently 27%), over the value of the goods donated; payable by the donatee or recipient, or by the donor if stipulated therein; according […]

Dominican Real Estate Register new Requirements

Dominican Real Estate Register and Cadastral Measurements Office established technical provisions on March 31st, 2021, on the requirements for applications and the receipt and delivery of Dominican real estate services requests before Dominican Title Registrars, Regional Measurements Offices and Dominican Real Estate Register offices. Such provisions seek the unification and standardization of technical requirements for […]

DR Tourism & Real Estate Tax Incentives Law

Dominican Tourism Sector Tax Incentives Law 195-13, amending DR Tourism Promotion Law 158-01 dated October 9th of 2001, was enacted on December 13th of 2013 (hereinafter “Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector”). The purpose of Law 195-13 of Tax Incentives for the Tourism Sector consists in adjusting the existing tax incentives in […]

DR Foreign Branch Registration

Dominican Branch registration may be possible for foreign companies interested in doing business in the Dominican Republic (DR). To begin the process, qualified legal counsel is required for evaluating the company incorporation documents, drafting, preparing and filing the required corporate documents for branch registration and requesting, responding, following up and obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number […]

DR employees registration

The Dominican Ministry of Labor reminded employers on January 1st, 2021, that they must submit to the Labor Department a certified list of staff employed on a fixed-term basis for an indefinite period, within fifteen days following the starting of their activities. According to article 15 of regulation number 258-93 annually, every employer is obliged […]