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6 August 2020

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Dominican Republic Provides Advance Tax Exemption for July 2020 and Extends Suspension of ITBIS on medical supplies and equipment

The Dominican Republic's Directorate General of Internal Revenue (DGII) has published Notice 85-20 of 3 August 2020, which provides a further exemption from monthly advance income tax (ISR) payments to include an exemption for the July period, normally due on 17 August 2020. As with the advance payment exemption for prior months, large taxpayers that continue operating are not generally eligible for the exemption from advance tax, although a request for a total or partial exemption may be made if particular circumstances prevent the taxpayer from making payment.

The DGII has also published Notice 86-20 of 3 August 2020, which extends the suspension of the tax on the transfer of industrialized goods and services (ITBIS) on specified medical supplies and equipment as established in Notice 47-20 of 14 April 2020. The suspension is provided until 3 September 2020, following the issuance of Decree No. 265-20 on 20 July 2020, which extended the state of emergency for COVID-19 by 45 days.

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