Dominican Joint Ventures

Dominican Republic joint ventures are recognized by Law as business entities which are contractual in nature and called “joint participation” entities. They are considered as business entities as long as their purpose and scope of activities are commercial in nature. These entities are incorporated through a contract by which two or more persons who have […]

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 […]

Ley De Amnistía Fiscal 51-23

La Ley 51-23 que promueve un tratamiento especial transitorio de fiscalización, gestión y recuperación de deuda tributaria del 10 de agosto del año 2023, prevé: (i) la declaratoria de prescripción de oficio o extinción de deudas de algunos impuestos por parte de la Dirección General de Impuestos Internos (DGII), (ii) facilidades de pago de deudas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]