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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic National Consumer Defense Council (CONADECO) president Sandino Bisonó on Tuesday said they reject the tax on online purchases below US$200.

He said the tax will be a blow to consumers who’ve found respite and buy high quality products on the Web, calling the levy the result of pressure from local retailers and “the Government’s frenzy to snatch every last peso from consumers’ pockets.”

The Customs Agency recently announced that starting August 15 the tax will be charged on shipments via couriers, noting that the government loses out on from the more than RD$20.0 billion-business annually.

"Consumers are emphatically rejecting this new tax that we have to pay every time we buy on the Internet, because it damages our economy as well as violating the CAFTA-DR agreement and the Constitution," Bisono said

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Written by: BASTA, 13 Aug 2014 11:31 AM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Here here! 10**********s
Written by: chillinout, 13 Aug 2014 12:15 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Just used an export calculator using US$100,000. of laptop computers as an example adding a US$1000. shipping cost and US$500. insurance cost.

Export from Dominican Republic to USA --- Duty $0.00, US Merchandise Processing fee $346.00, IRS Tax $0.00 Total cost $346.00 to import into America

From USA to Dominican Republic ------

Duty $0.00, Exchange surcharge $13,195, VAT tax $18,270 ( VAT taxes shipg& insur also) Total cost to import $31,465.00 Then retailer adds profit plus another 18% ITBIS tax I think.

Taxes on a LED television imported from China to get out of customs ---- Duty tax 20%, Luxury tax 10%, VAT tax 18%, Exchange surcharge 13%

So. TV imports at $500.00 + 100 duty +50 lux tax + 117 ITBIS + 65 Exch surch = $832.00
A 30% retail mark up? 832+250=$1082+ 18% ITBIS (195) = total cost to public $1277.00

Compared Samsung and Sony LED TV's .advertised here and they run twice the retail price in America for same models.
Written by: josean, 13 Aug 2014 12:20 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

“the Government’s frenzy to snatch every last peso from consumers’ pockets.”

Its not just josean anymore calling the PLD MAFIA........ TAX MUGGERS!

Written by: laman00, 13 Aug 2014 1:04 PM
From: United States
Good for them, if the peasant population says or does nothing to stop this gauging then this is what they deserve,knowingly getting screwed everywhere they turn, this is a FAILED STATE no one gives a s--t about its own people, they are dragging them like a sheeps
Written by: josearias, 13 Aug 2014 4:08 PM
From: United States
Here in USA your buy anything we paid taxes. Example if you leave in NY.STATE.YOU PAID 8.5 CENTS.FOR EVERY DOLLARS. OR IN NEW JERSEY WITH IS 7 CENTS.FOR EVERY DOLLARS.. OKAY I GOT THAT. DR HAVE A FREE TRADE DEAL WITH USA. OR DR CAFTA.and why they want to tax between 18 to 42%'s corruption at the highest level. Minimum wage is about 220 dollars a month. What are they trying to prove. ...
Written by: laman00, 13 Aug 2014 4:40 PM
From: United States
They are trying to prove that once again they can screw the people of this country as they please...and no one
has the balls to stand against them.
Written by: josean, 13 Aug 2014 4:55 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Breaking NEWS>>>>>>>>


Tribunal suspende resolución de Aduanas de impuestos a compras por Internet

Court stays Customs tax on Internet shopping

Written by: jojosnogood, 13 Aug 2014 9:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic
he's exactly right sounds like the Obama admn lol.
Written by: josean, 14 Aug 2014 6:12 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!


"CHART: Spending, Taxes, And Deficits Are All Lower Today Than When Obama Took Office"

"Federal Income Taxes on Middle-Income Families Remain Near Historic Lows"

"Report: Under Obama, Taxes, Deficit and Spending All Down"

"Barack Obama said he's cut taxes for 'middle-class families, small businesses'"

"How spending has fallen under Obama"

January 27, 2014


It's unlikely that President Obama will ever shake his reputation among Republicans as a big spender. But a key fact counters that rap.

As a share of the economy, spending on domestic and defense programs has been on the decline since 2010, and is on track to reach the lowest level in more than 50 years by 2023.

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