The future of Sosua

Caonabo

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The Dominican Government doesn't have a clue how to
properly manage anything. They seem to think New York,
which could easily be its own country, is America. Laughable.
While I tend to agree with the substance of your assertion, which model would you prefer the RD government choose to follow? Our neighbors to the west, Haiti and Cuba? Or to the east in Puerto Rico? Perhaps our southern neighbors in Venezuela, Brazil, or Argentina?
Again, I understand your position, but am only considering which superior model there is to choose from. Perhaps this should be geared towards another thread line, so as not to distract from the blossoming flower that is Sosua.
 
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JDJones

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The day they initiate step one, it will be like the big stores opening their doors on Black Friday. Business as usual from that day forward.
 
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NALs

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Does it not exist already in the form of ITBIS?
Nah, Dominican taxes are not progressive as in the USA. It's the poor who pays a greater share of their income in taxes than does the rich and well-to-do, including most DR1ers that live part or full time in the DR. Taxes that would hit hard the pockets of the people with means are either on the floor (such as property tax) or very low. Everyone pays the flat fee ITBIS everytime they buy something, except a few items which are exempt. That tax is actually the greatest contributor to the money that makes it to the government via tax collection. Because it's a flat fee applied equally to all, it takes a bigger bite off the income of the poor than it does on those with money.

Plus, anyone that qualifies for Dominican income tax, after all deductions are made before they are paid, they still take home a greater share of their checks than do their equivalent in the USA. Probably it also is the case when compared to the rest of Latin America, since the DR has one of the lowest tax weight on incomes in the entire region, in fact its almost one of the lowest in the entire hemisphere.

In the USA it's those with money who pays a greater share of the tax collected.
 
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NanSanPedro

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Nah, Dominican taxes are not progressive as in the USA. It's the poor who pays a greater share of their income in taxes than does the rich and well-to-do, including most DR1ers that live part or full time in the DR. Taxes that would hit hard the pockets of the people with means are either on the floor (such as property tax) or very low. Everyone pays the flat fee ITBIS everytime they buy something, except a few items which are exempt. That tax is actually the greatest contributor to the money that makes it to the government via tax collection. Because it's a flat fee applied equally to all, it takes a bigger bite off the income of the poor than it does on those with money.

Plus, anyone that qualifies for Dominican income tax, after all deductions are made before they are paid, they still take home a greater share of their checks than do their equivalent in the USA. Probably it also is the case when compared to the rest of Latin America, since the DR has one of the lowest tax weight on incomes in the entire region, in fact its almost one of the lowest in the entire hemisphere.

In the USA it's those with money who pays a greater share of the tax collected.
What about corporate taxes? How do they compare with USA, Canada, and Europe?
 

GusFring

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Nah, Dominican taxes are not progressive as in the USA. It's the poor who pays a greater share of their income in taxes than does the rich and well-to-do, including most DR1ers that live part or full time in the DR. Taxes that would hit hard the pockets of the people with means are either on the floor (such as property tax) or very low. Everyone pays the flat fee ITBIS everytime they buy something, except a few items which are exempt. That tax is actually the greatest contributor to the money that makes it to the government via tax collection. Because it's a flat fee applied equally to all, it takes a bigger bite off the income of the poor than it does on those with money.

Plus, anyone that qualifies for Dominican income tax, after all deductions are made before they are paid, they still take home a greater share of their checks than do their equivalent in the USA. Probably it also is the case when compared to the rest of Latin America, since the DR has one of the lowest tax weight on incomes in the entire region, in fact its almost one of the lowest in the entire hemisphere.

In the USA it's those with money who pays a greater share of the tax collected.
Corporate income tax in the DR is 27% off the top of gross income. Personal is 26%. It is very similar to the US as an overall percentage.

Real reduction compared to the US only happens at very high income levels...in the over 400K per annum range.

At lower income levels it is a wash after you file your FEI deducts.
 

wrecksum

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New Broom sweeps clean.

Sosua is looking squeaky clean with Willy's workers doing a great job.
I've not seen it that tidy before.
Let's hope they can put a regular cleaning roster system in place and it's not just a flash in the pan to impress the locals.

One is allowed to dream, no?
 

Seamonkey

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New Broom sweeps clean.

Sosua is looking squeaky clean with Willy's workers doing a great job.
I've not seen it that tidy before.
Let's hope they can put a regular cleaning roster system in place and it's not just a flash in the pan to impress the locals.

One is allowed to dream, no?
Actually, let's hope people stop throwing garbage everywhere. Then we won't need a cleaning crew.
 

RDKNIGHT

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Start the bulldozers up head towards Sosua..........Time to start over again ... restart the process...
 

zoomzx11

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New Broom sweeps clean.

Sosua is looking squeaky clean with Willy's workers doing a great job.
I've not seen it that tidy before.
Let's hope they can put a regular cleaning roster system in place and it's not just a flash in the pan to impress the locals.

One is allowed to dream, no?
This would be a nice time to pay attention to our neglected beach.

Installing some trash cans, bringing in some sand where needed and a general clean up would do wonders.
Bringing in sand could widen the beach like mother nature did to the El Batey end.
Widening the beach could provide some jobs and we could easily have double the beach.

For not a lot of money we could have a safe, clean beach that would attract visitors from all over the country as well as the tourists.
Some permanent moorings could be installed so that what is left of the reef is protected from anchor damage.

How about some beach lighting so we can attract visitors at nighttime.
I am no expert to be sure but it is time Sosua recognized what a gem it has in our beach.