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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."

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8 comment(s)
Written by: josearias, 6 Aug 2014 12:58 PM
From: United States
i already said that every dominican. or citizens living in dr. is double tax . right. but in the other side you will paid for what you get over seas. quality broad to you by ups.federalex. DHL.and other carriers.
Written by: ColonialZone, 6 Aug 2014 1:33 PM
From: Dominican Republic
This government is completely broke. They are borrowing billions of dollars to just pay it's bills. They are doing this, because they need a new cash source. What's next after this. The house of cads can only wait for a little wind.
Written by: BASTA, 6 Aug 2014 3:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, =Ghetto/Legalize Drugs/Free abortions for all Never Confuse Education with Intelligence
Nice going medina. You Shi#!
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 6 Aug 2014 5:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic
So...what is the tax and duty they plan to impose??? What %?
Written by: bernies, 6 Aug 2014 6:40 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
18% taxes.
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 6 Aug 2014 8:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic
actually I would pay that tax. Will it help local businesses? Not in the least for an expat. Still cheper to order online. If I try to find anything for my life down here aside from rum....Amazon has my business. Prices are totally out of wack with reality on the island.

I still pay 40% LESS THAN THE ILL INFORMED RETAIL on this island nation.
Written by: Ricardolito, 7 Aug 2014 3:39 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
There are so many items that can be purchased online that are unavilable in the DR. Like DVD s of classical music..I am happy to pay an 18% extra just to get them
Written by: gomas, 13 Aug 2014 10:35 AM
From: Dominican Republic, The Greatest Banana Republic on Earth
i am afraid to say my opinion
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