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Legal 500 ranks Guzmán Ariza as a top tier firm

The Legal 500 Latin America 2014 survey has ranked Guzmán Ariza as a Top Tier Firm in real estate and tourism in the Dominican Republic, and has chosen name partner Fabio Guzmán Ariza as a “Leading Lawyer” in the field. The firm also received recommendations in Corporate and Finance, and Dispute Resolution. Ten Guzmán Ariza […]

IRS announces changes in offshore voluntary compliance programs

The Internal Revenue Service announced today major changes in its offshore voluntary compliance programs, providing new options to help both taxpayers residing overseas and those residing in the United States. The changes are anticipated to provide thousands of people a new avenue to come into compliance with their U.S. tax obligations. The changes include an […]

Scotiabank anticipates steady growth for Dominican economy

According to a Scotiabank report dated June 2014, the Dominican Republic is embarked on a steady mid-term growth path, anticipating that its US$62 billion economy (the largest in the Caribbean and  Central American region) will expand at an attractive average growth rate of 4.8% over the next two years,  supported by a broad-based contribution from domestic […]

Guzmán Ariza to hold conference on U.S. and D.R. taxes

Guzman Ariza Attorneys at Law, Cantor & Webb P.A. of the United States and the US Embassy of the Dominican Republic invite to a presentation and cocktail about U.S. citizens and fiscal residents living in the Dominican Republic, Tax and Reporting Obligations, as well as the impact of FATCA and the Dominican legislation. The speakers […]

Guzmán Ariza Summer School & Camp Parade

Cabarete was filled with music and joy last Friday with the Parade Week of The Dream Guzmán Ariza Summer School & Camp. From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. children paraded in the streets of Cabarete. The purpose of the parade was to teach and foster the campers´ community pride and self-esteem to the display that […]

Illegal immigrants will be deported

José Ricardo Taveras, Head of the Immigration Department, has reiterated that foreigners who do not comply with the National Legalization Plan face possible deportation. Mr. Taveras added that the intent is not to identify and deport illegal immigrants, but to offer clear guidelines on how to go about acquiring legal status in the Dominican Republic. However, […]

Code of Penal Procedure amended

The Senate of the Dominican Republic approved over 70 changes to the Code of Penal Procedure recently, stripping away many provisions that were considered too lenient toward the accused in criminal proceedings. Under the bill, still pending enactment by the President, judges may issue search warrants to be executed at night, and order up to […]

Dominican Republic is a world leader in handmade cigar exports

Victor Taveras, director of the National Tobacco Institute (Intabaco), announced recently that the Dominican Republic is the world leader in hand-rolled cigar exports. Cigar exports from the Dominican Republic topped $600 million dollars in 2013.  Eleven of the Cigar Aficionado Top 25 Cigars of 2013 were made in the Dominican Republic. . [March 2014]