Tax revenues related to tourist activity between 2020 and January-June 2021 reached an amount of 9,1 billion pesos, of which 3,5 billion were for payment by Tourist Card, that is, 39.5%.
This tax is the rate charged by the Dominican State based on Law 199-67, which authorizes the use of a Tourist Card as a requirement for entering the national territory for tourism purposes without a consular visa.
According to the Central Bank, in 2020 the State only collected 2,1 billion for the application of the rate, which has a cost of 10.00 dollars, and its use is limited to a single entry, according to the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII). ).
However, in the first six months of the current year, revenues totaled 1,5 billion.
The reopening of the sector, regarding the pandemic, was authorized on July 1th of last year.
In 2020, the year with the greatest impact on tourism due to covid-19, Internal Taxes collected 5,1 billion from tax revenue from tourism activity, of which 40.5% is equivalent to Tourist Card taxes.
However, with the reopening of the country’s borders and the resumption of international flights, the DGII collected 3,9 billion for this tax during the period January-June 2021.
Of this amount, 1,5 billion represents the Tourist Card’s payment, which equals 38.9% of the absolute value.