Santo Domingo.- The Government digs in and justifies charging a tax on online purchases, claiming that the growth of those transactions means significant fiscal impact on lost revenue, distorts the local market’s competitiveness and its treatment to consumers.
In a statement, the Customs and Internal Tax agencies say the decision adheres to tax system’s legality, justice and equality, s as the Constitution’s article 243 stipulates. “The revenue administration guarantees compliance with the express shipping regime, applying the current tax regulation and respecting the international agreements signed by the country.”
"The tax authority assumes its responsibility to properly apply Executive Order 402 - 05l, thus correcting the distortions its enforcement had generated," the agencies said in a paid ad.
They said the Executive Order neither grants exemptions nor create new taxes, and instead, "establishes the procedure to retrieve goods that can be imported or exported via express shipments."