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Know the advantages of producing a movie in Dominican Republic

25% Transferable Tax Credit

18% VAT exemption

Temporary import of goods & equipment

25% TRANSFERABLE TAX CREDIT

Film producers will be able to benefit from a transferable Tax Credit equivalent to 25% of all expenses incurred in the Dominican Republic that are directly related to the stages of pre-production, production and post-production of their films. The credit may be transferred to one or more Dominican taxpayers. In addition, availability of facilities for advanced monetization solutions will be available. The tax credit can not be transferred for less than 60% of its value.

18% VAT EXEMPTION

In addition to the TTC, goods and services that are directly related to the stages of pre-production, production and post-production are exempt from payment of the Tax on the Transfer of Goods and Services (ITBIS). Productions must use Goods & Services providers that are registered at the Film Commission and confirm these goods & services are listed within the law as “Directly related to pre-production, production & post-production.

Other facts

  • Minimum investment: 500K
  • Qualified Personnel: local and foreign
  • Withholding Tax for international hires: 1.5%
  • Required registration: YES
  • Required Audit: YES
  • Required screen credit: YES
  • Qualified productions: Feature films, documentaries, TV series and mini series, music videos.
  • Legislation: Law 108-10
  • Applied Regulation: Decrete no. 370-11. (Expiration date: June 14 2021)

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