Moderator:North Coast,Santo Domingo,SW Coast,Covid
- Jan 7, 2016
No it's not similar to Uber. Uber in DR is a franchise owned by Venezuelans. In DR the president himself is very heavily invested in hotels, as are all the most powerful families in one way or another. The only time that the government got involved to stop the war between Uber and the taxis was when it started to affect tourism because people were posting videos.
Also, notice that even the Chinese ferreterias now have to provide comprobantes fiscal. Even a little colmado is paying ITBIS. I am absolutely amazed that it has taken up until now for the government to start taxing vacation rentals, but it is definitely definitely going to happen. And I have to say that of all the government departments, MITUR is in my opinion the slickest, certainly when it comes to licensing.
I believe they've still got the most modern state-of-the-art tax-collection computer system in the world. They will only get better in collections as they learn how to use it.