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Dominica tax system - taxation of Dominica companies and individuals: VAT, income tax and capital gains. Tax treaties of Costa Rica.

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Taxes of Dominica

Сorporate tax
Capital gains tax
15% (dividend), 15% (interest), 15% (royalty)
Withholding tax
Exchange control

Basic taxes (briefly)

Personal tax
Corporate tax (in detail)
Income tax is paid at the rate of 25%
Capital gains tax. Details
VAT. Details
The main rate is 15%, there are also reduced rates of 10% and 0%
Other taxes
Social security contribution, transfer tax
Government fee
Stamp duty

Taxation individuals

Tax Residents of Dominica pay tax on their worldwide income; non-residents pay tax on income from sources in Dominica.

The tax on individual income is paid at progressive rates. For residents:

  • for income up to XCD 30 000 (first XCD 2 500 per month) - 0% rate applies;
  • for income between XCD 30 000 and XCD 50 000 (next XCD 1 666,67 per month) - 15%;
  • for income between XCD 50 000 and XCD 80 000 (next XCD 2 500 per month) - 25%;
  • for income over XCD 80 000 (above XCD 6 666,67 per month) - 35%.

Income tax

Companies - tax residents of Dominica pay income tax on their worldwide income.

Income tax income is paid at a rate of 25%.

The special tax regime established for international business companies, under which in which they paid no taxes expires on December 31, 2021.

Capital Gains Tax


CFC rules


Withholding tax

Withholding tax is levied at the rate of 15% on payments of dividends, interest, royalties, technical payments for services.

Tax can also be levied on a number of other payments.


The standard VAT rate is 15%. A VAT rate of 10% applies to hotel services and diving. There are also goods which are taxable at a rate of 0% (zero-rated items).

Social contributions

Social Social contributions are paid by employees at a rate of 6% and by employers at a rate of 7% for For remuneration up to XCD 6 000 per month.

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is paid on real estate transactions at a rate of 2,5% of the of the value of the property by the seller and at a rate of 4% by the buyer. Stamp duty is also charged on transactions involving shares in companies where real estate real estate accounts for more than 50% of the assets.

In addition to Various fees and charges apply to real estate transactions. (insurance premium of 1%, legal fees of 2,5%, attorneys' fees - 3% of the property value).

International tax treaties

Dominica has entered into 11 Double Tax Treaties (DTC) and 16 Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA) with the following jurisdictions:

11 DTCs: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica.

16 TIEAs: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden.

Currency controls

In general, there are no restrictions on foreign exchange transactions.

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