The General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) announced today that the Rule 04-2022 on Incorporation, Permanence, Exclusion and Sworn Statement in the Simplified Tax Regime (RST) It will have its application for the fiscal year from January 1 to December 31, 2022 so that taxpayers under its scope can adjust their payment expectations in advance.
In other words, the payment adjusted to the mandate of the standard would be made in February 2023.
The administration’s decision aims to bring peace of mind to the Dominican people and to the liberal professional sectors and legal entities covered by the RST.
In addition, the DCII will exhaust a process of education and communication around the aforementioned standard. Corrects the distortion that allowed taxpayers in the RST to receive a double exemption. Thus affecting the principle of equity that should prevail in the tax administration.
In the Simplified Tax Regime there are 20,500 registered taxpayers divided into 16,500 liberal professionals and 4,000 legal entities.
According to the estimates made by the Tax Administration based on data analysis and research carried out by our technicians, it has been determined that the total number of liberal professionals who took advantage of the double exemption is 6,200 people. Of this number, 4,400 are doctors.
In the case of the doctors impacted by the correction of the distortion, the calculations indicate that they have an average income of RD$3.3 million. Both for being salaried and for independent professional services.
However, the willingness to listen to the country’s economic sectors and clarify any concerns or interpretation of the law or administrative measure that is in process or has been taken remains.
By virtue of this, the management team of the institution headed by the Director General, Luis Valdez Veras, held a meeting last Tuesday, February 08, 2022 with the board of directors of the Dominican Medical College (CMD) and its president, Dr. Senén Caba .
At said meeting, a next meeting was agreed for this Monday, February 14, to address aspects related to the mandate of Regulation 04-2022.
About Standard 04-2022
The project of this General norm exhausted a public consultation process, from Tuesday four (04) to Tuesday eighteen (18) of January 2022, which received three (03) comments from taxpayers and one union, which were mostly incorporated. After this, its publication was carried out on January 27, 2022.