Latest Treaty Updates: Australia


Treaty Update: Australia - Hong Kong

6/2/2017

Hong Kong's new Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, is pushing for the completion of both a free trade agreement and a double taxation agreement with Australia.


Treaty Update: Australia - Germany

9/1/2017

The provisions of the new DTA between Australia and Germany became effective on January 1, 2017.


Treaty Update: Germany - Australia

15/12/2016

The new Germany-Australia DTA entered into force on December 7, 2016.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Australia

18/11/2016

Hong Kong called for the start of DTA negotiations with Australia at a meeting on November 9.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Australia

13/9/2016

Singapore and Australia have agreed an agreement to exchange tax information automatically under the Common Reporting Standard.


Treaty Update: Australia - Germany

8/9/2016

Australia has introduced legislation to bring a new DTA with Germany into force.


Treaty Update: Australia - Germany

20/11/2015

Australia and Germany signed a DTA on November 13, 2015.


Treaty Update: Australia - Israel

30/9/2015

The Australian Government announced on September 17, 2015, that it intends to launch DTA negotiations with Israel.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Australia

30/9/2015

Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration, Carrie Lam, called for the conclusion of a DTA between Hong Kong and Australia during a recent event on September 18, 2015.


Treaty Update: Australia - Germany

25/6/2015

Australia and Germany are to negotiate a new DTA, the Australian Government announced on June 16.


Treaty Update: Australia - Israel

6/5/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Australia is seeking to launch negotiations with Israel towards the conclusion of a DTA.


Treaty Update: Australia - Switzerland

10/3/2015

Australia and Switzerland signed a TIEA to automatically exchange tax data from 2018 on March 3, 2015.


Treaty Update: Australia - Switzerland

28/10/2014

The DTA between Australia and Switzerland entered into force on October 14, 2014.


Treaty Update: Australia - Switzerland

30/9/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Australia completed its domestic ratification procedures on September 24, 2014, with respect to the DTA signed with Switzerland.


Treaty Update: Australia - Switzerland

7/6/2014

The Australian Treasury on June 4, 2014, released draft legislation for consultation, which would bring the revised DTA signed with Switzerland into force.


Treaty Update: Australia - Guatemala

2/10/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Australia and Guatemala signed a TIEA on September 25, 2013.


Treaty Update: Brunei - Australia

9/8/2013

Australia and Brunei on August 7, 2013, signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement.


Treaty Update: Armenia - Australia

5/8/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the Government of Armenia approved the signing of a TIEA with Australia on August 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Australia

31/7/2013

Switzerland and Australia signed a DTA on July 30, 2013.


Treaty Update: Chile - Australia

2/4/2013

The Chile-Australia DTA became effective on April 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Australia - India

1/4/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Australia on March 27, 2013, ratified the DTA Protocol the nation signed with India.


Treaty Update: Australia - Chile

14/3/2013

Australia's Embassy in Chile has confirmed the entry into force of the Australia-Chile DTA on February 8, 2013.


Treaty Update: Australia - Uruguay

7/2/2013

The Uruguay-Australia signed on December 10, 2012, was forwarded to Uruguay's parliament for its consideration on January 29, 2013.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Australia

25/1/2013

Turkey's parliament on January 17, 2013, endorsed Law 6407, approving the new DTA signed between Turkey and Australia.


Treaty Update: Chile - Australia

10/1/2013

Chile's Senate on January 8, 2012, approved the DTA and an accompanying Protocol that Chile signed with Australia on March 10, 2010. The legislation will now be scrutinized by the parliamentary Finance Committee.


Treaty Update: Australia - Chile

1/1/2013

Chile's Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of parliament, on December 13, 2012, approved the DTA Chile signed with Australia on March 10, 2010.


Treaty Update: Uruguay - Australia

17/12/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Uruguay and Australia signed a TIEA on December 11, 2012.


Treaty Update: Canada - Australia

13/7/2012

Canada's Ministry of Finance on July 10, 2012, confirmed that it is engaged in negotiations with Australia to revise the DTA currently in force between the two countries.


Treaty Update: Australia - Liechtenstein

7/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA signed between Australia and Liechtenstein on June 21, 2011, entered into force on June 22, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Australia

16/5/2012

Bahrain's Shura Counci, the upper house of parliament, approved a law on May 14, 2012, that would ratify the pending TIEA signed between Bahrain and Australia.


Treaty Update: Australia - Samoa

4/4/2012

The Australian tax authority has confirmed the entry into force of the Australia-Samoa TIEA on February 24, 2012.


Treaty Update: Australia - Samoa

23/3/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA, and an accompanying agreement which allocates taxing rights, signed between Australia and Samoa, entered into force on February 24, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Australia

30/1/2012

Bahrain's Cabinet at its meeting on January 22, 2012, approved a law that would ratify the pending DTA between Bahrain and Australia, Bahrain's state news agency reported.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Australia

22/12/2011

The Australian Treasury has announced that a TIEA between Bahrain and Australia was signed on December 15, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - India

20/12/2011

The governments of India and Australia signed a protocol adding information exchange provisions to their existing bilateral DTA on December 16, 2011.


Treaty Update: India - Australia

19/12/2011

The Indian Ministry of Finance has announced that an amending protocol adding information exchange provisions to the DTA between India and Australia was signed on December 16, 2011.


Treaty Update: Malaysia - Australia

3/10/2011

According to preliminary media reports, a Protocol to the DTA between Malaysia and Australia entered into force on August 9, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Aruba

22/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA between Australia and Aruba entered into force on August 17, 2011. The TIEA was signed on December 16, 2009.


Treaty Update: Liberia - Australia

17/8/2011

The Liberian Finance Ministry has announced that it signed its 13th TIEA, with Australia, on August 11, 2011.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Australia

29/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Australia and Guernsey has been ratified by both parties, and will enter into force on August 24.


Treaty Update: Belgium - Australia

19/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Belgian parliament ratified a Protocol to the DTA with Australia on July 7, 2011.


Treaty Update: Macau - Australia

14/7/2011

Macau and Australia signed a TIEA on July 12, 2011. The TIEA is Macau's 12th, and Australia now has 30 such agreements.


Treaty Update: Australia - Costa Rica

6/7/2011

The OECD has said that Australia and Costa Rica signed a TIEA on July 1, 2011. The agreement is Costa Rica's 12th TIEA. According to the Costa Rican Finance Ministry, this removes Costa Rica from the OECD's list of those states not co-operating in the exchange of tax information.


Treaty Update: Australia - Malaysia

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's DTA Protocol with Malaysia entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Turkey

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's DTA with Turkey entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Chile

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's DTA with Chile entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Samoa

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's tax agreement with Samoa entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Cook Islands

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's tax agreement with the Cook Islands entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Australia - Aruba

30/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Australia's tax agreement with Aruba entered into force on June 27, 2011.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Australia

23/6/2011

According to the Liechtenstein government, a TIEA with Australia was signed on June 21, 2011. The TIEA is OECD compliant and provides for the exchange of tax information upon request. The government has said that the TIEA will apply to requests submitted after its entry into force, with respect to tax years commencing on or after July 1, 2011. The TIEA is subject to legislative approval.


Treaty Update: Macau - Australia

22/6/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA was signed on June 14.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Australia

13/6/2011


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Australia

2/6/2011

Becomes effective in Australia from July 1, 2011. Had been signed on January 29, 2009.




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Hong Kong Pushes For DTA, Info Exchange With Australia 11/11/2016
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Australia Legislates For New German DTA 5/9/2016
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Germany, Australia Sign New DTA 16/11/2015
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Germany, Australia To Negotiate New DTA 17/6/2015
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Australia, China Complete FTA Negotiations 18/11/2014
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OECD Proposes Fixes To Global Tax Rules 17/9/2014
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Franco-Swiss IHT Deal Blocked By Upper House 16/6/2014
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Switzerland Adopts Proposals On Multiple Tax Accords 25/11/2013
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G20 Forging Ahead With Anti-Avoidance Action 9/9/2013
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Australia, Switzerland Strengthen TIE Provisions 31/7/2013
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Australia Hails Benefits Of Revised Swiss Tax Treaty 15/5/2013
Australia and Switzerland have completed negotiations on a revised double tax agreement that the Australian Government says will strengthen administrative assistance and promote investment.

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Chile To Ratify Australia DTA 17/9/2012
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera has committed to the ratification of his country's double tax agreement with Australia.

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New Zealand Consults On Taxation Of Foreign Pensions 26/7/2012
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Isle Of Man Leading The Field On Tax Transparency 27/6/2012
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Tax Guidance Issued For Foreign Ships Visiting Australia 4/5/2012
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Australia-India Treaty Protocol Released 26/3/2012
The Australian government has released details of a new protocol to its tax treaty with India, signed in December.

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Australia To Amend Transfer Pricing Regime 21/3/2012
The Australian government has released draft proposals that will launch the first stage of its reform of the transfer pricing system.

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Singapore, Australia TIE Protocol Takes Effect 22/11/2010
The protocol to the existing double taxation agreement between Singapore and Australia, which incorporates the internationally-agreed standard for exchange of tax information, will enter into force on December 22, 2010.

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Australia To Update DTA With India 16/7/2010
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Australia Signs Offshore Agreements 25/5/2010
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Australia, Turkey Sign DTA 3/5/2010
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