Dominican Republic Country Report

Economic Overview

Throughout the previous 20 years, the Dominican Republic has been one of the quickest developing economies in Latin America. The economy bounced back from the worldwide downturn in 2010-16, and the financial circumstance is improving. 

A duty change bundle went in November 2012, a decrease in government spending, and lower vitality expenses limited the focal government spending shortfall from 6.6% of GDP in 2012 to 2.6% in 2016, and open obligation is declining. 

Stamped salary imbalance, high joblessness, and underemployment stay significant long haul difficulties; the most unfortunate portion of the populace gets short of what one-fifth of GDP, while the most extravagant 10% appreciates about 40% of GDP. 

The economy is profoundly needy upon the US, the goal for roughly 50% of fares and the wellspring of 40% of imports.

Main sectors of industry


About 80% of the Dominican Republic land territory is appropriate for horticulture a practically 17% of the nation’s work power take part in farming. 

Farming is a basic monetary movement in the Dominican Republic and records for about 11% of the GDP starting at 2001. 


As from 2000 mining in the Dominican Republic represented roughly 2% of the GDP and it developed by practically 7.8%. Mineral mining in the nation has stagnated from the time the nation encountered a droop in the mid-1980s. 

The nation’s most significant mineral is nickel which has encountered development because of more significant expenses of the mineral. 

Different minerals created in the nation incorporate silver and gold, despite the fact that the generation of the two minerals was suspended in 1999. 


The travel industry in the Dominican Republic has turned out to be one of the main workers of remote trade. The prevalence of the travel industry in the nation started in the mid-1980s, and it has turned out to be popular due to its area in the Caribbean, its sea shores, the tropical atmosphere, and the reclamation of Spanish frontier design. 

Taxes in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic follows a territorial concept, therefore, the tax treatment for corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies is similar in most aspects.

CIT rate is 27%. In addition, the 1% rate assets tax is considered an alternative minimal income tax, payable when the CIT is lower than the assets tax.

Dividends/profits remitted abroad or paid locally are subject to a withholding tax (WHT) of 10% as a definitive tax payment. Free trade zone (FTZ) entities should also make the 10% withholding on profit remittance (in case of branches) or dividend distribution (subsidiaries).

In the Dominican Republic, provincial and local government income taxes do not apply.

*A company is considered resident when it is registered or incorporated under the laws of the Dominican Republic. Foreign entities are considered as domiciled when they are registered in the Dominican Republic as a branch or PE, and they are subject to local tax in the same manner.

Investing  in the Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s economy has been the quickest developing in the Americas as of late. It developed 6% to 7% every year from 2014 to 2016 and 4.8% in 2017. Further development for 2018 is anticipated at 4.5%. 

A significant part of the development the nation has been getting a charge out of is because of a great many the travel industry dollars from North American and European voyagers rushing to those sandy sea shores I referenced in consistently developing numbers. 

Close by monetary development, the nation’s reelected President Danilo Medina has made instruction a need, supporting education and professional preparing programs for grown-ups and assembling 2,500 new schools during his six years in office up until this point. 

The nation’s framework has improved drastically since my first visit. Today new roadways interface a large portion of the hotel and sea shore zones. The pilgrim zone in Santo Domingo is getting a charge out of a cosmetic touch up. New streets and walkways are being manufactured, and utility links are being covered underground.

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