Pueblo Viejo brings forward tax payment to help Dominican economy
Monday, April 27th, 2020
Pueblo Viejo paid $113-million to the Internal Tax Collector, despite the government extending its deadline for certain tax declarations, operator Barrick has said.
This brings Pueblo Viejo’s total tax payments to the government to more than $2-billion since 2013.
Barrick notes that Pueblo Viejo has been supporting actions to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in the country and the communities near its operations. To this end, it has committed nearly $1-million to various initiatives, including the donation of face masks, latex gloves, gowns, hats and antibacterial gel, delivery of non-perishable food kits to nearby communities, and the donation of 53 000 gallons of ethyl alcohol.
“Our aim is to continue contributing to the social and economic development of the Dominican Republic by applying our sustainability philosophy to create long-term value for all our stakeholders, especially the government and people of the Dominican Republic,” says Barrick Pueblo Viejo president.