Legal services


You wouldn't be the first person who decided to stay.

In fact, it's difficult to visit the Dominican Republic without dreaming about living here. Whether its our tropical weather, warm and friendly people, safe environment, technological developments or tax incentives, many travelers have decided to make their stay in the Dominican Republic permanent. Our first visitor, Christopher Columbus, proclaimed Hispaniola "...the most beautiful (country) that human eyes have ever seen". So its no surprise that so many visitors choose to stay. Many are fascinated by our magnificent unspoiled nature, lush green valleys, coconut palm-lined beaches and rich history and culture. Thousands of our residents were once visitors with the dream of living in a beautiful Caribbean country.

It is no wonder with Dominican laws like Law 158-01 on Tourism Incentive, which relieves developers of all national and municipal taxes for ten years, including the transfer of ownership to the first purchaser of a property. If you want to move to the Dominican Republic and establish your business or company, visit the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic,CEI-RD: www.cei-rd.gov.do and also the National Council of Competition Web site: www.cnc.gov.do

Countries with the best commercial exchange relationships with the Dominican Republic can even work with Dominican Chambers of Commerce to develop their business.

If you have a monthly pension, you can use Law 171-07 on Special Incentives for Pensioners and Persons of Independent Means from foreign sources. This Dominican Law guarantees tax-free receipt of pension income, including the possibility of moving your belongings over; which even includes your car.

There are many other benefits as well:
- Receive 50 percent Exemption on property tax.
- Exemption of taxes on the payment of dividends and interests, generated within the country or overseas.
- Receive 50 percent Exemption on taxes on mortgages, when the creditors are financial institutions that are regulated by Dominican financial monetary law.
- Exemption on the payment of taxes for household and personal items.
- Exemption from taxes on property transfers.
- Partial exemption on vehicle taxes.
- 50 percent Exemption of taxes on capital earnings, as long as the person receiving the income is the majority shareholder of the company and that the company is not involved in commercial or industrial activities. - You must be able to obtain permanent residence within 45 days.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

We are happy to help you to answer all the questions that may appear, accompany you, and verify the necessary documentation as well as to arrange a meeting with professional lawyers in Bávaro-Punta Cana area, in Santo Domingo or any other place, to give you an advice or consult you regarding the best way for you to make investment in the country.

Normally, all the services like, legal verification of contracts, reservation forms, notarization, legalization, etc. are organized in a fast and efficient way. At any time our lawyers are ready to comment or advise on how to behave or act in a certain situation. We also provide help and assistance in making applications for residence, opening a bank account, foundation of a company, buying a business, etc. We do all kind of translations in such languages, as: English, French, Russian, German, Italian, Spanish, etc. We specialize in providing accurate legal translations using only legal professionals as well as native translators and proofreaders. Moreover, our extensive experience and clients (please see the Legal Translations Section to learn more about our clients) have provided us a good and stable reputation. We have an extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of legal translations. We translate any type of legal document including:

• Contracts
• Powers of Attorney
• Insurance Policies
• Immigration Documents
• Business Documentation and Correspondence
• Deeds & Wills
• Witness Statements
• Tax Declarations

To obtain more details and prices for translations, please check out our Translations Section. If you would like to obtain more information on any other issues, please contact us. Contact person:


Ekaterina Sidorenko
Tel.: (+1) 809.885.9909
Tel.: (+49) 1.578.579.0434
Email: eka@palmaazul.com
Skype: eka.sidorenko