Tax Amnesty Law 51-23

Law 51-23 dated August 10th of 2023, which promotes a special temporary audit, management and recuperation of the tax debt provides: (i) a tax status of limitations statement of certain tax debts by the Dominican Tax Administration, (ii) tax debt payment facilities, (iii) a reduced tax audit process and (ix) Government tax debt amnesty; for […]

DR Immigration, residence and work visas

Dominican Republic Immigration, residence and work visas are subject to different legal requirements. Any foreigner that enters the Dominican Republic falling within the several Dominican immigration categories is considered a (temporary or permanent) “resident” or a “Non Resident”. Generally, a valid Passport and a Tourist Card which may be purchased upon arrival at the airport […]

Inheritance of Property in the Dominican Republic

Under Dominican Law, there are two very important aspects which have an impact on the inheritance of assets of a deceased individual: the time and domicile of the deceased. The time of opening of an estate is the day that death occurs. Based on this rule of law, it is understood that the rights to […]

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 […]

Dominican Free Zones Salaries Increase 2023

The National Salary Committee of the Labor Ministry of the Dominican Republic, approved an increase of 20% to the Minimum Wage applicable to Dominican Free Zones employees on April 11, 2023, to the amount of Sixteen Thousand Two Dominican Pesos (DR$16,002.25, approx. 288 USD) effective from the first of May of 2023. The most relevant […]

Dominican Private International Law

Dominican Republic Private International Law 544-14 was enacted on October 15th of 2014, and is now considered one of the most advanced references in the Caribbean. The objective of Private International Law 544-14 is to regulate the private international relationships of a civil and commercial character in the Dominican Republic, in particular those related to […]

Acuerdo Tributario en República Dominicana

El Procedimiento de Acuerdo Mutuo para la Resolución de Controversias derivadas de Tratados para Evitar la Doble Imposición toma como premisa las disposiciones sobre Procedimiento Amigable de los Convenios para Evitar la Doble Tributación y Prevenir la Evasión Fiscal de los cuales la República Dominicana (RD) es signataria con Canadá y España, según lo dispuesto […]

Tax Agreement in Dominican Republic

The Tax Agreement Procedure in Dominican Republic (DR) for Resolving Controversies arising from Double Taxation Treaties takes as premise the Mutual Agreement Procedure of the Treaties for the Avoidance of Double Taxation where the DR is signatory (Spain and Canada), as per Revenue Ruling 10-2022, issued by the Dominican Tax Administration (DGII) on August 30th […]

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 […]

DR Real Estate Property Due Diligence

Dominican real estate due diligence is the first step for verifying that the title to a prospective real estate property is clear and marketable. 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 […]