NO to the Digital Platform Tax

In the Dominican Republic, the e-commerce union announced that it will file a legal appeal against the government's intention to apply a tax on the use of digital platforms by 2020.

Monday, October 7, 2019

The intention of the Dominican Chamber of Electronic Commerce (Cadolec), is to stop the collection of taxes to platforms such as Netflix, Spotify, Airbnb and some others, by means of an appeal for protection that they plan to present to the Superior Administrative Court.

Domingo Rojas Pereyra, president of Cadolec, explained to that "... the 'fiscal voracity' of the State can no longer focus on the telecommunications sector and be directed at the middle class, which is the one that mostly consumes products acquired through electronic commerce.

Rojas added that "... the government would incur 'double taxation because when paying for the service of these digital platforms, the Dominican subscriber pays taxes to them and if the nonsense of also paying taxes to the Dominican State is consummated."

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