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New law empowers city councils to collect taxes

Santo Domingo. – The National Assembly yesterday approved the levying of taxes by the city councils, as long as they “don’t coincide with national taxes, inter-municipal commerce or exports, nor with the Constitution and the laws.”

In also established that the National District, the municipalities and the municipal districts are the base of the local and political administrative system and are judicial entities with public right responsible for their activities.

They’ll also benefit from their own patrimony and normative, administrative and budgetary autonomy and the power over ground use, determined expressly by the law and subject to the power of control of the State and the social control of the citizenship in the terms established by the Constitution.

Although the Assembly is close to ending the debates on the Constitutional Reform, few lawmakers attended yesterday’s session as the failure to reach quorum several times finally forced a postponement until 3 p.m. today.

From DominicanToday.com

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