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Our Tax Management and Accounting Outsourcing services program is structured to generate and track accounting records accurately, monitoring financial results during each business cycle, efficiently planning tax strategies, and taking full advantage of the benefits offered by the Dominican tax system.

“Our team of expert tax accountants will design the appropriate service program for your company or business to comply with the deadlines and requirements of the Dominican tax system. Good accounting and tax practices provide reliable value-added information that supports business growth and outlook.”

Taxpayers’ primary duties and responsibilities include monthly tax filing. This allows for strategic tax planning on a daily basis, preventing omissions and penalties for late filing.

Tax obligations in the Dominican Republic are provided for and regulated by the Dominican Tax Code and the regulations issued by the tax administration.

The Code and regulations require companies to document, file, and preserve their accounting records for a minimum of five years, during which time they may be audited and inspected by the tax authorities.

Failure to comply with tax obligations undermines a company’s stability by triggering penalties that exceed the interest rate of all national banking institutions. Noncompliant companies also risk losing potential customers as a result of having their tax invoicing blocked.

Main Taxes in the Dominican Republic
Itbis (By Its Acronym In Spanish)

This tax applies to all commercial transactions conducted by companies and individuals engaged in any business activity in the Dominican Republic, except where there is a tax exemption for a specific activity or product. The ITBIS is levied at a rate of 18% on transfers and imports of industrial goods, as well as on services. Failure to comply with the deadlines established for this obligation under Articles 338 et seq. of the Tax Code can result in penalties of up to 11.73% on the unpaid amount.

Income Tax

Although it only comes into play once a year, this should be the focus of all tax policies of companies and individuals engaged in business activities, as it is the only tax levied on income earned during a fiscal year. Corporate income tax is currently set at 27%, and individual income tax is assessed on a sliding scale based on income. Since it is an annual tax, it is important to continually monitor companies’ financial projections in order to take advantage of the tax benefits offered by the Dominican tax system.

The fiscal year-end closing is a procedure established to account for profits and losses over a 12-month period and can vary according to the date set for each company. At the time of incorporation, companies can select from the following dates for their fiscal year-end: a) March 31; b) June 30; c) September 30; or d) December 31. Companies have 120 days after the respective deadline to file their IR-2 returns and make the corresponding payment.

IR-17 Form

This tax return presents different withholdings made to physical and legal persons, as established in the set of rules that establish the rates according to the service, concept and remuneration paid. Having knowledge of the correct filing and submission of withholdings as applicable, it directly impacts the fiscal strategy and avoids future challenges of expenses by the tax administration.

IR-3 Form

This taxi s comprised by the withholdings made in regards to the income tax that the companies must withhold to their employees, for the companies this payment does not generate any disbursement of funds, however it is the company’s responsibility in its condition as withholding agent to comply with the formalities of submission and payment of the aforementioned tax.

Tss (Social Security Treasury)

Salaries paid to employees generate the obligation to submit payrolls monthly to the Social Security Treasury. For employers, this tax represents 16.29% of the contributable salary, intended to cover medical insurance, pension fund, occupational risk and Infotep*, plus 5.91% that employees must contribute. The payment of these taxes is of the utmost importance, since it validates both the payroll and the taxes covered by the company as a deductible expense.

*Explanatory Note: INFOTEP stands for National Institute of Technical Vocational Training.


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