Customs Agency’s tax on online purchases of less than US$200 illegal
Santo Domingo.- The Dominican Couriers Association (ADODEC) on Wednesday called the Customs Agency’s tax on online purchases of less than US$200 “illegal,” and a “bushwhacking” of consumers.
ASODEC president José Burdie said the measure announced Wednesday by Customs, “would clearly violate” Executive Order 452-05 regarding express delivery of shipments.
“It’s outrageous and absurd that an agency like Customs, aims to amend a presidential decree administratively. This violates a right acquired by the Dominican population,” the business leader said.
He said it “directly” contradicts president Danilo Medina’s pledge regarding the 2012 tax reform when he said the elimination of that tax break violates a right acquired by the Dominican population.
Buride, accompanied by ASODEC executives María Esther Fernández and Laura Castellanos, said Customs’ disposition would imply a direct tax burden as high as 38% to consumers who purchase goods abroad costing less than US$200.
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