Local February 8, 2023 | 10:01 am

Bill would charge citizens immigrant support

According to the bill for the protection of victims or survivors of human trafficking and the object of migrant smuggling, every legal person or entity must pay a special mandatory contribution based on their income for care, assistance, and protection to people identified as victims of migrant smuggling, based on the assumptions established in that legislation. The contributions referred to in article 34 of this law must be made in accordance with the income for the fiscal year in question, as follows: Legal persons or entities with incomes ranging from zero to one million pesos will contribute 150 pesos, while those with incomes ranging from one million pesos to eight million pesos will contribute 450 pesos.

Legal entities or entities with income of eight million pesos up to 20 million pesos will contribute 1,500 pesos; those with income of 20 million pesos up to 50 million pesos will contribute 9,000 pesos; likewise, those with income of 50 million pesos up to 100 million pesos will contribute 27 thousand pesos, and those with income above 100 million pesos will contribute 78 thousand pesos. The Law states that the amounts provided for in the previous article will be indexed annually, according to the consumer price index (IPC) published by the Central Bank, or what is the same, inflation levels.

This legislation warns that the established contribution is mandatory for all legal persons and public or private institutions domiciled in the national territory who are subject to any tax regime, regardless of whether they receive benefits or not. Furthermore, that contribution may be deducted from the gross income of legal persons in accordance with the provisions of article 287, literal i).


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Tomas Gato
February 8, 2023 1:06 pm


Paul Tierney
February 8, 2023 3:59 pm

This is a financial punishment of the people because the government is not able to control the illegal human trafficking at the border. It is the same unbalanced thinking used by government to fight street violence and thefts by banning two passengers on a moto after 11 pm that will cause good people who need night transportation to suffer.

Ramon A Garcia
February 8, 2023 9:39 pm

WE ARE NOT HAITI! ? The UN and the US create a crisis in Haiti, don’t do anything to resolve it and coarse DR government to pass a law to protect so called refugees or illegals in order to facilitate all the Haitians to invade or take over DR.

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Ramon A Garcia
February 8, 2023 9:43 pm

They need to stay in their country and be help by the rich nations. FOH

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Ramon Garcia
February 8, 2023 11:36 pm

If they approve that law the entire Haiti will cross the border in to DR to get free housing, healthcare, work and everything else. I’m pretty sure Haitians are happy to come and enjoy all the benefits of the nation that we Dominican have built since 1492. That has always been the agenda of the international community and the reason why they do nothing to end the Haitian crisis.

Ramon Garcia
February 8, 2023 11:54 pm

The president of the Duartiano Institute, Wilson Gómez Ramírez, rejected on Wednesday the bill This project of “interference and manufacturing of foreign interests” and only seeks to undermine national sovereignty, not observing the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of States.
He asked the deputies and senators to reject it.
The leader of civil society stated that this piece of legislation introduced by the Executive Branch is detrimental to the citizenry, on which it puts all the weight of financing the people to protect.
He expressed that this legislative piece, of which the Senate of the Republic is empowered, entails a serious attack against the territorial integrity of the Dominican Republic.
In addition, it constitutes “a new incentive in the policy of massive settlement in its territory of people, mainly of Haitian nationality.”
“All of this reaches greater edgings of seriousness, at a time when an incontrovertible threat looms against our country, determined by the very serious crisis that Haiti is experiencing and the inexplicable indifference that the international community has assumed in the face of the problem,” he continued.