What You Need to Know About Taxes in the DR

What You Need to Know About Taxes in the DR

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Are you planning on taking the leap and retiring abroad in the next few years? Leaving behind the old and welcoming a new life of adventure as an expatriate can be a wonderful way to shake up your day-to-day and celebrate a new chapter full of excitement. As one of the safest and most popular locales for retirees from all over the world, the Dominican Republic is a fantastic place to settle down and start the life you’ve always wanted.

As one of the top builders in the Dominican, Casa Linda Quality Communities is proud to welcome expatriates to our sunny shores and help you create your dream custom home in paradise. Located on the northern end of the island, our beautiful development sites give you the chance to experience affordable luxury and build a new life in a friendly, vibrant community full of people just like you!

Below, we’ll talk about one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when planning to move abroad: handling your taxes. Read on to learn more!

Why Consider Life in the DR?

If you’ve been looking into tropical destinations to retire in, you’ve likely seen the Dominican Republic at the top of most lists. Our popularity is well-deserved, with white sandy beaches, a friendly culture, gorgeous natural backdrop and economic and political stability being among some of the main reasons people decide to retire here. As the most advanced and one of the most developed Latin American countries, the Dominican Republic offers high quality of life and affordable living alongside a top-tier healthcare system, great infrastructure and multiple airports all over the country that make it easy to get back to your love ones whenever you need. In fact, one of the most common comments we hear from our residents is that island living is just like home, only warmer!

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Taxes in the DR

Whenever you move abroad it’s crucial to remember that you’ll still be expected to uphold certain standards that were a part of your daily life back home, including paying taxes. In the DR, those remaining in the country for more than 183 days a year are subject to taxation on a scaled level starting from incomes of approximately $10,000 USD. If you choose to relocate to the Dominican Republic permanently, you can expect that you will be taxed as a foreign resident up until the point you obtain citizenship, at which point you will be taxed as a naturalized citizen. For those choosing to relocate to the Dominican before they retire, and who choose to move their business with them, you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of opportunities to claim ample expenses to help offset the initial pinch of paying taxes in a new country.

Main Taxes

In general, there are three main taxes you’ll want to be aware of in the DR:

Corporations operating in the DR will be subject to a 27% corporation tax on net taxable income.

Capital Gains

Capital gains are one of the larger taxes in the DR, coming in at 27% of your earnings. If you choose to invest in real estate on the island (which is easy to due thanks to the government’s open attitude to foreign buyers), you’ll want to keep this in mind. For Americans, this amount can also be used to even out the amount you are required to pay on the US side each year, and, as we mentioned above, the write-offs that are available can help to cushion the cost as well.

Inheritance Tax

The DR’s inheritance tax amounts to 3% of the inherited estate, from which you can deduct outstanding debts as well as medical and funeral expenses.

Overall, many newcomers to the Dominican find that taxation is an easy system to navigate, both as a foreign resident, as well as once you obtain citizenship. One of the most attractive aspects of moving to this beautiful country is that the government truly welcomes newcomers with open arms and maintains ownership and financial policies that allow you to live the life you’ve always wanted with peace and security, as well as minimal red tape where financials and restrictions are concerned.

Discover Dominican Living Today

Want to learn more about relocating to the Dominican Republic? Contact Casa Linda today to learn about our breathtaking affordable villas, as well as our ever-growing community in Cabarete.

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The Villas of Casa Linda

The Villas of Casa Linda

Your Perfect Villa

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Are you yearning for long days by the beach, enjoying sunny paradise delicious cocktails at an affordable price? If your answer is yes, then the Dominican Republic is the place to be. Casa Linda offers a wide variety of villas in the DR for your budget. You can enjoy fantastic weather, world-class medical services and a great community at a cost you can afford! When you’re looking for a place to relax, lay back and settle down, you should never have to compromise your comfort for the price. Casa Linda Quality Communities is proud to offer you easy access to luxury villas with all amenities available within your budget! The Dominican Republic is the place to be, and here is why:

Beauty for Everyone

Did you know that the Dominican Republic is one of the few expatriate-friendly countries that doesn’t have minimum age requirements? You can now retire at ease with a little planning and research. Casa Linda is here to help you call the DR home and ensure you have all the information you need. Retirement should not be tied with age; on the contrary, you should be able to retire whenever you please.

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Low Cost of Living

Worried about maintaining the lifestyle you’re comfortable with when moving abroad? Fear not! The DR is one of the least expensive places to reside in Latin America; your day-to-day expenses are significantly less than your average day in the US or Canada. Your monthly budget will vary according to your costs; however, you can generally expect lower prices for your everyday purchases than back home. You get to spend LESS all the while enjoying amazing weather and delicious food.

Whether you choose to rent or buy a villa, you will definitely enjoy a much more affordable and luxurious lifestyle in the DR. You also experience top-notch medical services at a reasonable price in the DR, meaning that you never have to worry about the quality and costs of essential care either.

Customize Your Villa

Casa Linda Quality Communities offers you ten different layouts to choose from when building your villa, as well as fully customizable options to help make your home feel just like…well, home! You can either purchase a two-bedroom bungalow that starts at $199,000 or select from other floor plans that range up to five bedrooms! Each of our villas features a luxurious pool as the perfect complement for warm sunny days, giving you endless opportunities to create your dream space in paradise. Looking for sliding doors? Swimming pool? Bar? Maybe even an entertainment area? We’ve got you covered. You can either choose from our wide range of villas or customize your villa your way. With Casa Linda, your luxurious villa is affordable and just a phone call away!

Invest In Your Future

Contact us today to get started on your new home! With Casa Linda, you can build the house of your dreams in paradise at an affordable price. Find out how by giving us a call!

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Purchase a Home in the Dominican Republic Today!

Purchase a Home in the Dominican Republic Today!

Your Perfect Villa

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Owning real estate in the Dominican Republic is an increasingly popular option for people all over the world, and with life being so stressful over the past 2 years, is not hard to imagine why! If you’re ready to make the leap to island living and leave the chaos and busyness of your day-to-day for a life of relaxation, we’re here to help! Casa Linda Quality Communities makes it easy for you to join in on the Dominican Republic housing market by providing you with the guidance and support you need. Here are a few things you should know when looking into purchasing real estate in the Dominican Republic.

Live The Life Tranquilo

Living in a tropical country comes with several perks, but the Dominican Republic has so much to offer in particular. With clear skies and easy access to world-class healthcare, the DR offers a lot of the great amenities that are available in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, meaning that your new home won’t feel all that foreign and you can still expect to have access to great shopping and reliable health services, similar to your home country.

Life in the Dominican Republic is slow and comfortable. You can enjoy hikes, shopping, and an easy-going community that takes the chaos out of everyday life. Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the beach, check out the local markets, and indulge in the many things the island has to offer!

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Luxury You Can Afford

Not only is life more comfortable here in the DR, but expatriates are usually thrilled to discover that you can also enjoy luxury at a much lower price. We have over ten luxury villas available to you at an affordable price. From five-bedroom options such as the spacious Villa Sunseeker to cozier 2-bedroom options like the Villa Sunset, Casa Linda has got you covered. Our villas start at just $207,300 USD and include exciting amenities such as the lot, pool, and landscaping.

Casa Linda has a team of expert home builders if you would prefer to make your home from scratch. We support you every step of the way, from preparing your plans to executing your vision. We are also able to support you in any customizations you’d like to make to any existing layouts. Casa Linda’s architects and builders can take your ideas and make them happen!

Trust Casa Linda With Your Dominican Home

Casa Linda has worked for over 20 years to help prospective homeowners like you purchase in the Dominican Republic. As the trusted resource for homeowners and people interested in Dominican Republic real estate, Casa Linda is proven to make the process as seamless and straightforward as possible. Talk to one of our team members to get the most trustworthy information regarding your dream villa today.

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Bienvenido Al Paraíso! Cabarete Villas at Casa Linda

Bienvenido Al Paraíso! Cabarete Villas at Casa Linda

Your Perfect Villa

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Bienvenido Al Paraíso!

Warm sunny days, shining crystal blue waters, mile after mile of sandy beaches…this could be your life to enjoy in paradise! If you’re tired of dealing with long, unforgiving winters and are ready to treat yourself to the adventure of a lifetime, it’s time to stop dreaming about moving to a tropical haven, and start living! The Dominican Republic is calling, and all you have to do is answer the call with Casa Linda Quality Communities!

As one of the most trusted builders on the island, we’re proud to have created a safe, affordable, and luxury-oriented private development on the northern end of the Dominican, just outside of Cabarete. Our team is made up of real estate and development professionals that are equally passionate about finding the perfect home for each newcomer as we are about helping you settle in and embrace a lifestyle that most dare to dream about. With 24/7 on-site security, curated weekly activities, shuttle services and more, luxury living in the Dominican Republic can be an affordable reality. Learn more about moving to the Dominican Republic in 2022 below!

Why Move to the DR?

If you’ve been on the hunt for tropical destinations to relocate to, you’ve likely noticed that there are quite a few places to choose from upon first glance. While there’s no denying that plenty of other countries are gorgeous and have the type of climate that you may be looking for, very few countries can compete with the many benefits offered by the Dominican Republic specifically. In addition to over 300 days of sun each year, daily temperatures that average 24°C/82°F, affordable housing and overall cost of living, as well as a world-class healthcare system, you’ll find countless ways to explore and enjoy this beautiful island paradise, one day at a time!

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Villa Living Made Simple

We all know that one of the most important parts of moving is finding the perfect place to call home. There certainly is no exception to this when moving abroad, and in fact, finding the right fit can often feel even more daunting when distance gets factored in. If you’re worried about finding a home in the Dominican that’s just right for you, you can rest easy when you partner with Casa Linda Quality Communities. For nearly 30 years we’ve welcomed expatriates to the island and crafted stunning homes with the highest grade materials, all at an affordable cost. Built to provide you with the highest quality, our homes start as low as $207,300 USD and are designed to ensure you have everything you need. From quaint 2-bedroom bungalows to 5-bedroom villas big enough for the whole family to visit and enjoy, Casa Linda’s properties make it easy to feel perfectly at home. We also offer ample opportunity to customize your home with any of the following:

  • Choice of building materials, as well as color and style of cabinets, doors, floor/bath tiles, and more.
  • Choice of pool shape and size of a complimentary sun-bed area
  • Infinity, saltwater, or mirror pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Jacuzzi
  • Swim-up bar
  • Living wall
  • Additional lot size
  • Outdoor kitchen, and more!

When it comes to designing your dream life in paradise, your home should be the ultimate source of comfort and enjoyment. Learn more about creating your custom villa with Casa Linda by contacting our team today!

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Buy Your Dream Home With These Beautiful Villas From Casa Linda

Buy Your Dream Home With These Beautiful Villas From Casa Linda

Your Perfect Villa

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Looking for a beautiful home in the Caribbean? Casa Linda has you covered! With over 10 luxurious villa floor plans in the sunny country of the Dominican Republic, Casa Linda’s options leave something for everyone. Read on to learn about our villa floor plans today.

Imagine Your Dream Dominican Lifestyle!

Everyone has a different reason for choosing to move abroad. For some, it’s the need for excitement and adventure. For others, it’s the ability to relax, and for many, it’s about enjoying an affordable lifestyle that allows you to maximize each day without overspending your budget. Life in the Dominican allows you to make every dollar go further, and Casa Linda is here to help you find the home of your dreams. Some of most popular villa models include:

Villa Sunset

Sit by the pool and enjoy a cocktail with your brand new Villa Sunset! The Villa Sunset is the perfect Caribbean home. This villa is designed to let the natural light and beauty into the space with large windows that frame the outdoor scenery perfectly.

This villa comes with the lot, the landscaping, construction of the villa, swimming pool and the pools service building. The Villa Sunset is a gorgeous 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa with customizable options on all features. The following is a list of sizing options, which includes pricing:

Option 1: Villa & Lot

Living Space: 1,156 ft2 (107.4 m2 )

Lot: 4,306 – 5.382 ft2 (400 m2)

8,000 Gallon Pool

$207,300

Option 2: Villa, Lot & Outdoor Bar/Bath

Living Space: 1,349 ft2 (125.3 m2 )

Lot: 4,306 – 5,382 ft2 (400 m2)

9,422 Gallon Pool

$230,200 US

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Villa Seashell

The Villa Seashell is a stunning 3-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom villa that is sure to give you a taste of luxury. The Villa Seashell is a modern, Mediterranean villa with great views and a stylish layout. It is easy to enjoy entertaining guests thanks to the large two bedrooms and comfortable great room.

This villa also has a beautiful outdoor area with a pool, deck, and a full outdoor bar and entertainment area. With this outdoor layout, your guests can enjoy the tropical breeze and gorgeous sunshine from the comfort of your home. This expansive villa also comes with customizable options on all features.

Specs:

Living Space: 2,790 ft2 (259.2 m2)

Lot: 7.535 ft2 (700 m2)

12,700 Gallon Swimming Pool

$422,900 US

Let Casa Linda Tranform Your Life

Casa Linda villas have been transforming lives for over 20 years. We are proud to make your vision for your home happen with our fully customizable villas. We make sure that your new home in the Dominican Republic is suited to your unique needs and can work with you to make sure everything is to your standard.

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Make Your Real Estate Dreams REAL in the Dominican Republic!

Make Your Real Estate Dreams REAL in the Dominican Republic!

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Are you ready to answer the call of a tropical paradise?

It’s no secret that life has been pretty crazy for the past few years, and with all the stress and chaos we’ve had to endure, more people than ever are ready to take the leap and make their dreams of escaping to an island paradise a reality. Whether you’re ready to say goodbye to winter forever, or simply want to relocate to a country that’s more laid back and allows for better relaxation, the Dominican Republic is the perfect place to call home. With a stable economy, world-class healthcare, affordable cost of living (including housing!), and so much more to explore, it’s no wonder this Caribbean gem is among the top locations for retirees and expatriates from all over the world.

For over 30 years, Casa Linda has welcomed homebuyers to our sunny shores and helped people just like you find their dream home in paradise. Our luxury villas and exclusive private community are affordable, safe (24/7 security is always present), and designed to make you feel at home. Learn more about finding the perfect Dominican Villa with Casa Linda below!.

Luxury Villas for All!

At Casa Linda, we believe that luxury should be accessible. We’re proud to have created a gorgeous gated community that gives the best of affordable living, alongside island splendor. Our extensive list of beautiful luxury villas features a wide variety of floorplans ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms, each with distinct features like outdoor entertaining areas, your very own pool to enjoy, and plenty of ways to customize to your exact taste. Located in the beautiful Cabarete area, you’ll never be too far away from gorgeous beaches, delicious food, and adventures that are perfect for explorers of all experience levels. Whether you’re looking for a winter oasis or to make the jump to full-time beach living, we’re here to help you find, and create, the perfect fit!

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Build Your Dream Home

You deserve the home you’ve always wanted, and we’re here to make your dream home a reality. Our team of experts will partner closely with you to figure out your needs, preferences, and design a custom villa that’s distinctly you. From 4 bedroom villas like Villa Atlantis and the Villa Dolce Vita that are perfect for entertaining, and cozier homes like Villa Sunset with 1-2 bedrooms, you’ll have all the space you need to feel comfy in your brand new home. For those who expect routine guests and wish for additional private space, you can even look at adding on a guest house so you never have to worry about feeling crowded. As we like to say at Casa Linda, embrace the Tranquilo Life (peaceful), and let your worries drift away with each beautiful ocean sunset!

Ready for Your Luxury Life in the Dominican?

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