In the Dominican Republic, digital platforms will be taxed

Santo Domingo, d.

tax administration It has a very advanced regulation for applying taxes at source on digital platformsWhich will be implemented this year, revealed the Director General of Internal Taxation, Luis Valdez Ferras.

Valdez spoke at Torre Empresarial, after introducing the first chapter of the 2022 tax code at an Industry Association (AIRD) thematic breakfast.

He clarified that this is not a bill but rather The application list is agreed upon To tax digital platforms, because the tax code doesn’t think about that tax and that’s why it doesn’t have to go to Congress. It’s very advanced, and we work with all digital platforms that don’t have a permanent address in the Dominican Republic, he said.

It is explained now It is suggested to offset one tax with another taxWithin the system modernization project, to facilitate the use of the virtual platform, as the world is moving towards general and mandatory electronic bills.

stressed that The country’s legal framework does not consider electronic billing It is for this reason that it must adapt to the global modernity that countries such as Chile, Argentina and Mexico are already applying 100%.

He indicated that in this context, two projects are being considered to move towards modernization, namely electronic invoices and the amendment of Address 1.

The Director General of DGII explained to the press that Draft electronic invoices will be sent to Congress He should leave next week for legal advice to the executive branch.

He said taxpayers using them are increasing, both those with their own accounting systems and those with the free billing system available on the DGII portal, and there are currently 164 voluntary taxpayers and more than 200 in the process of formalization.

Regret that time Collections increased A$20,000 million above what was expected at the DGII In these first five months of the year, R$17,000 million had to be allocated to subsidize the domestic price of gasoline and other fuels in order to keep it below NT$300 per gallon.

He argued that the first five months were good, but given the global situation, all efforts were wasted, “However, what’s the point if only R$17,000 million goes to fuel subsidies within five months”, without the government being able to use them for social work Infrastructure and business development.

within the law
The Director General of Internal Taxation, Luis Valdez Ferras, emphasized that the changes bring resistance, “but what we cannot do is give in and move forward”, always within the law, in response to journalists about possible resistance from the affected sectors. . Valdes Ferras said the changes that would take place had been agreed.

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