Restaurant Taxes And Tipping In The Dominican Republic

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“Lief, I read that the Dominican Republic has an 18% sales tax on restaurant meals. This is disturbing. It could reflect a soak-the-rich attitude on the part of the government. Are there other taxes in this country we should know about?”

–Mark T., United States

The sales tax in the DR is 16% with a reduced rate of 13% for groceries.

Many restaurants add a 10% tip to the bill, as well.

I think not-rich people eat in restaurants, too, so I wouldn’t read too much into this.

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