Explored and claimed by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. The island sought to gain its own independence in 1821 and finally attained independence as the Dominican Republic in 1844, thanks to the founding fathers through the organisation of La Trinitaria. In 1861, the Dominicans voluntarily returned to the Spanish Empire; however, they restored their independence two years later, in 1863.
The Dominican Republic is divided into 31 provinces and one National District. Its capital is Santo Domingo. The official language of the Dominican Republic is Spanish, and the currency is the Dominican peso (DOP).
The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco; however, in recent years, the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in tourism and free trade zones. The mining sector has also started a sustained period of growth. The economy is dependent upon the United States, which is the destination for nearly 50% of its exports. The Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in March 2007, boosting investment and exports, and reducing losses to the Asian garment industry.
PwC InterAmericas is a regional entity comprised of seven firms: PwC Guatemala, PwC El Salvador, PwC Honduras, PwC Nicaragua, PwC Costa Rica, PwC Panama, and PwC Dominican Republic. Together, we have over 1,000 professionals ready to provide our clients with audit, tax, legal, and consulting services. PwC InterAmericas firms are backed by over 40 years of experience rendering a high standard of professional services to the private sector, public sector, and non-profits. PwC InterAmericas Tax is a virtual office covering the seven firms, meaning that regional proposals and projects are channelled through Ramón Ortega, who is PwC InterAmericas Leading Tax Partner, located in PwC Dominican Republic.
|Corporate income tax (CIT) rates|
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|Corporate income tax (CIT) due dates|
|CIT return due date||
120 days after year-end.
|CIT final payment due date||
120 days after year-end.
|CIT estimated payment due dates||
On the 15th day of every month.
|Personal income tax (PIT) rates|
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|Personal income tax (PIT) due dates|
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|PIT final payment due date||
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Monthly for employment income.
|Value-added tax (VAT) rates|
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|Withholding tax (WHT) rates|
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Resident: 10 / NA / NA;
Non-resident: 10 / 10 / 27
|Capital gains tax (CGT) rates|
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Capital gains are subject to the normal CIT rate.
|Individual capital gains tax rate (%)||
Capital gains are subject to the normal PIT rate.
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