Dominican Republic increased tax revenues generated by tourism by 15.33%

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Dominican Republic increased tax revenues generated by tourism by 15.33%
Thu May 02, 2019

The country entered into its coffers a total of RD $ 9,803,874,106.21 product of the collection of passenger departure tax by air and land, in addition to the sale of the tourist card


In the year 2018, the Dominican Republic registered an increase of 15.33% in tax revenues generated by tourism compared to what was received in 2017, thus collecting an additional RD $ 1,303,110,190.54 according to the data collected by Infotur Dominicano from of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD).

In this sense, the country entered into its coffers a total of RD $ 9,803,874,106.21 as a result of the collection of passenger departure tax by air and land, in addition to the sale of the tourist card.

The data obtained by Infotur Dominicano indicate that the total taxes collected at the departure by air and land is RD $ 7,169,440,810 broken down as follows: RD $ 6,932,841,127 for the tax on the departure of passengers abroad by air and RD $ 236,599,683 for the concept of the Tax to the exit of passengers abroad by land.

As for the total collection in 2018 as a tourist card, it is estimated at RD $ 2,634,433,296

In 2017, tax revenues generated by tourism amounted to RD $ 8,500,763,915.67, surpassing in 5.7% the amount collected in 2016, which was RD $ 8,029,442,196.19.

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