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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Life on Island Time! Make the Leap to Living in Paradise Today!

Life on Island Time! Make the Leap to Living in Paradise Today!

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2022 is here, and it’s time to stop daydreaming of making the move to paradise and start taking the first steps toward making your dream a reality! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to look into island living, Casa Linda Quality Communities is here to help! Located on the northern end of the Dominican Republic, just outside of Cabarete, our luxury community gives you all of the benefits of a gated development (including 24/7 security, etc) as well as affordable housing starting at low as $207,300 USD! As one of the most beautiful and cost-effective locations globally for expatriates, life Dominican is an adventure you’ll enjoy each and every day. Below, we’ll cover just a few of the many reasons you should consider moving to the DR!

Perfect for Every Pension

It’s no surprise that one of the biggest influences when it comes to moving is your finances, both in the short and long term. Cost of living is a significant consideration and one that should be given ample thought before jumping in with both feet. Fortunately, for those concerned about staying within a specific budget without having to compromise on your quality of living, housing, and access to essentials, you’ll find that the DR is an ideal fit on all fronts. Not only does the Dominican have the best dollar-to-value ratio in the Caribbean, but it also offers a stable economy, top-tier healthcare system, affordable housing, and overall much lower cost of living than many of us are already accustomed to. That means you can look forward to living in luxury, without having to blow through your budget each month!

Community

Life in paradise just wouldn’t be the same all on your own. Whether you’re moving with a loved one or venturing out on your own as an entrepreneur or investor, one of the best parts of moving to the Dominican is the incredibly welcoming community and culture. From locals that are eager to make you feel at home to a vibrant community of expatriates all over the world, you’ll have no problem making new friends within our gated community and building a new life full of laughter and quality relationships.

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Familiarity is Never Far

You might be surprised to learn just how many of your favourite brands and stores you can expect to still find here in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican is home to many popular retailers and brands you would expect to find in North America, meaning that, in addition to the abundance of fresh produce and new items you’ll find in stores, you’ll rarely have to worry about going without your preferred products.

Unbeatable Weather

Never shovel again! If you’re through with freezing cold winters and long dreary days, the DR is here to rescue you with its warmth! Our daily temperatures average 28°C (82°F) and with miles of white sandy calling your name, it’s time to stop dreaming and start living in an incredible new reality!

Ready to Answer the Call of the Island?

At Casa Linda, we’re proud to help adventurous spirits find the perfect villa that’s tailored for your exact tastes and needs. Each of our homes is built to the highest quality and designed to provide you with comfort, safety, and (of course) enjoyment. Contact our team today to learn about our available floor plans and more.

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Quality Cabarete Living with Casa Linda

Quality Cabarete Living with Casa Linda

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Live your best life in 2022 with Casa Linda Quality Communities!

Are you ready to switch things up and finally chase the dream you’ve always wanted to bring into reality? If you’ve been dreaming of moving to a tropical paradise, it’s time to let your vision enter into the real world and take your first steps towards saying “hello!” to island living. As one of the most trusted builders in the Dominican Republican, there’s nothing Casa Linda Quality Communities loves more than welcoming newcomers to our private paradise. Located just outside of Cabarete, on the north end of the island, our gated community offers you affordable living starting from just $207,300 USD as well as 24/7 onsite security and plenty of other perks to enjoy. If you’re looking to settle down in Cabarete, below are just a few of the fun things you can expect to enjoy!

Beauty Everywhere

Did you know that over 25% of the Dominican Republic’s shorelines and natural areas are designated and protected as natural parks? This tropical island is full of endless beauty, from lush green forests and mountains to ascend, and (of course) numerous world-class beaches that are well known for their surfing draw. If you’re looking to get away from grey and dull winters and bring some colour back into your life, there’s no better place to drink in the sun (which you’ll get over 300 days of each year) than the Dominican Republic. Our community includes exclusive access to private beaches as well, giving you the benefit of comfort and privacy as you unwind.

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Warm Days Here We Come!

As we mentioned above, the DR gets over 300 days of sun each year, and average temperatures typically come in at 24°C/72°F daily, meaning that snowbirds will love adapting to the warmth of this tropical haven. Say goodbye to shoveling and icy roads and pack your sunscreen, your one-way ticket to paradise is sure to keep you feeling nice and toasty all year round!

Culinary Delights!

Calling the foodies! Whether you love to cook or simply enjoy good meals, the Dominican Republic is one of the best places in the entire Caribbean to enjoy exceptional cuisine at highly affordable price points thanks to the abundance of fresh products, etc. The DR is known around the world for its quality coffee, rum, and cigars, so if you have a taste for the finer things in life, you’re sure to love what you’ll find here!

Choose Your Own Adventure

One of the best parts of moving somewhere new is that every day can be a new kind of adventure. The Dominican is truly a welcoming and open place for everyone to enjoy, no matter their activity or experience level. From hiking to sunbathing, fishing, and everything in between, you’ll have no trouble finding ways to pass the time and enjoy life a little more, every single day!

Settle Down in Paradise with Casa Linda

For over 20 years, Casa Linda Quality Communities has been a go-to source for expatriates from all over the world looking to move to the Dominican Republic. With custom villas available for as low as $207,300 USD, there’s never been a better time to join us on the island. Learn more about our homes, as well as life in paradise, by contacting our team today!

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Take the Vacation of a Lifetime with Casa Linda

Take the Vacation of a Lifetime with Casa Linda

Your Perfect Villa

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Ready to take that vacation you’ve always dreamed of? Casa Linda villas are the perfect destination for you. Our sun-soaked villas located in idyllic northern Dominican Republic offer all the best amenities, set against the perfect backdrop of the sea. Enjoy the best island life has to offer by choosing our villa for your vacation today! Keep reading to learn more about what we offer.

Trusted by Visitors Like You

Casa Linda has been trusted by visitors looking to enjoy a worry-free vacation for over 20 years. With our expertise and commitment to giving you the best every time, you can trust us to make your holiday perfect.

Our beautiful villas, prime locations, and impeccable professionalism set us apart. On top of that, we can offer exceptional amenities such as free shuttle service to and from the airport, onsite restaurants and mini-markets with delivery options available and 24-hour front desk service.

Waterparks are also a staple at Casa Linda villas, including a lazy river, a kid’s area, and a currents machine, and you can also swim up to the bar for a quick drink if you’d like.

Casa Linda villas also offer tennis, bocce ball, pickleball, and shuffleboard options. If you want more of a variety in your surroundings, our villas are conveniently situated between various local beaches, shops and restaurants, as well as exciting nearby towns with vibrant culture and their own set of perks.

Vacation in Paradise

Casa Linda’s villas are strategically located in the beautiful northern Dominican Republic. The weather is perfect for visitors like you who want consistently warm and reliable weather during their visit. The northern Dominican Republic offers an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) year-round.

The north side of the Dominican Republic is also a safe place for visitors and residents. Casa Linda also offers 24/7 security to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Our staff is committed to your safety and security during your time on the island.

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Choose Convenience

Casa Linda’s villas are conveniently located in the northern Dominican Republic. Our villas are near the international airport, where shuttle buses are available to transport Casa Linda visitors. This convenient location is also safe from hurricanes, unlike much of the Dominican Republic.

Enjoy your stay at Casa Linda with our easily accessible amenities. Delicious restaurants and fun recreational spaces are featured near our properties. If you are not a Spanish speaker, you can also rest assured that communication will not be an issue. You’ll be able to talk freely to the staff and many of the locals in the surrounding area.

Make Connections

Casa Linda’s villas are also great for international visitors like yourself who want to connect with other visitors and residents. Since our villas host a diverse group of ex-pats and tourists from all over the world, there are always opportunities to make meaningful connections. Casa Linda hosts activities to help visitors get to know each other. As a culturally vibrant place, our communities can give you the added excitement you want during your visit to the Dominican Republic.

Love Your Stay

Want a villa with a backyard pool? Looking for a place that reflects your tastes in luxury? We’ve got options for you. Our villas come in all shapes and sizes and boast some of the most beautiful and stylish features we know you’ll love.

We truly want you to get the vacation experience you want, and we want your villa to reflect the beautiful environment of the northern Dominican Republic. Our catalogue of gorgeous villas is made with visitors like you in mind. We want you to love your stay, no matter what your tastes are.

Ready to Vacation in Paradise?

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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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