DR Investment Tax Incentives

Dominican Exports Promotion Law 84-99 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 they entered the Territory. The Law also […]

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, […]

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 […]

Dominican Republic Law Overview

A Dominican Republic Law overview allows us to understand why Dominican Republic is the Caribbean‘s leading foreign investment, air and sea transportation, export free zones, and tourism destination. The main factors which helped Dominican Republic to attain this position are its geo strategic position in the very center of the Caribbean and between the United […]

DR Export Free Zones

The Dominican Free Zones system establishes at least three categories of free zones which offer opportunities for investors and exporters at the different levels of industrial processing, taking into account their location, number, qualification of job posts and the origin of the raw materials and of the products to be processed or finished. Dominican Free […]

Dominican Regulation Improvement Decree 258-18

On July 11, 2018 the Dominican Republic Executive issued decrees 258-18, 259-18 and 260-18 for the purpose of making more efficient some government procedures and optimizing the country’s institutional regulatory scheme. Decree 258-18 begins the first stage of the National Regulatory Improvement Plan. Among the main objectives of Decree 258-18 of Regulatory Improvement is to […]

DR Free Zones Export Promotion

The system for the promotion of Dominican free zones establishes at least three categories of export free zones which offer opportunities for investors and exporters at the different levels of industrial processing, taking into account their location, number, qualification of job posts and the origin of the raw materials and of the products to be […]

DR Taxation and Tax Treaties

Dominican Taxation and Tax Treaties ratified by the Dominican Republic consist of the following: Income tax: The Dominican Government levies corporate income tax at the flat rate of 27% on profit after allowable tax deductions. The basis for determining taxable income is locally sourced income and foreign source income derived from investment and financial gains. […]

Dominican Customs Tax

The General Customs Administration has established the system for self- determination of the customs tax obligation. Through this system, the taxpayer of the customs tax obligation (importer, consignee, customs agent or broker) has the power to set, by itself, the quantity of the customs tax obligation. The above means that the taxpayer acknowledges the imported […]