Latest Treaty Updates: Colombia

Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Colombia


The United Kingdom and Colombia signed a DTA on November 2, 2016.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Czech Republic


The DTA between Colombia and the Czech Republic will become effective from January 1, 2016, the Czech Ministry of Finance confirmed on May 28, 2015.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Czech Republic


Colombia approved a law ratifying the DTA with the Czech Republic on February 11, 2015.

Treaty Update: Portugal - Colombia


The DTA between Portugal and Colombia came into force on January 30, 2015, and will be effective from January 1, 2016.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Cayman Islands


Colombia and the Cayman Islands plan to sign a TIEA on July 1, 2014, according to an announcement from the Cayman Government.

Treaty Update: Bahamas - Colombia


According to preliminary media reports, the Bahamas Government intends to launch negotiations with Colombia towards a tax information exchange agreement.

Treaty Update: Colombia - India


The DTA signed between Colombia and India entered into force on July 16, 2013, after the completion of Colombia's domestic ratification procedures through the publication of law no. 1668 in the nation's Official Gazette on that date.

Treaty Update: Colombia - United States


Colombia on July 16, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the TIEA the nation signed with the United States on March 30, 2001, publishing law no. 1666 in its Official Gazette.

Treaty Update: Mexico - Colombia


Mexico's DTA with Colombia will enter into force on July 11, 2013.

Treaty Update: Korea, South - Colombia


A bill to ratify the pending South Korea-Colombia DTA was tabled before Colombia's House of Representatives on April 30, 2013, for its approval.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Curacao


The Colombian government has announced that Colombia and Curacao signed a TIEA on February 4, 2013.

Treaty Update: Curacao - Colombia


Curacao and Colombia have committed to negotiations towards the conclusion of a bilateral TIEA, according to a statement from the Curacao International Financial Services Association.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Mexico


Colombia's Congress on August 2, 2012, approved a law that would ratify the pending DTA and an accompanying Protocol between Colombia and Mexico.

Treaty Update: Canada - Colombia


The Canadian Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the Canada-Colombia DTA entered into force on June 12, 2012. The agreement will be effective from January 1, 2013.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Canada


According to preliminary media reports, Colombia's constitutional court has approved the DTA Protocol signed between Colombia and Canada in 2010, clearing the way for ratification of the agreement.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Czech Republic


The Colombian Ministry of Finance on March 22, 2012, reported that Colombia had signed a DTA with the Czech Republic.

Treaty Update: Switzerland - Colombia


The Swiss Federal Council has announced that Switzerland and Colombia have initialled a Protocol revising the existing DTA between the two countries to incorporate provisions for the exchange of tax information on request.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Switzerland


Colombia has notified the Swiss government that it has ratified the double tax agreement signed by the two countries on September 26, 2007. The treaty will apply from January 1, 2012.

Treaty Update: Colombia - Canada


According to preliminary media reports, the Colombian Senate on June 29, 2011, passed legislation ratifying a DTA and DTA-protocol signed between Colombia and Canada.

Treaty Update: India - Colombia


Dividend withholding tax will be charged at 5%. Interest and royalties will be subject to 10% tax. Profits derived from construction, assembly or installation projects lasting at least six month will be taxed in the source state. Business profits are to be taxable in the source country if such a business is classified as a permanent establishment in that state. Profits derived by an enterprise from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall be taxable in the country of residence. Capital gains from the sale of shares will be taxable in the source country. The DTA also provides for the exchange of information.

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Netherlands To Extend Tax Treaty Network In South America 28/3/2012
Dutch State Secretary for Finance Frans Weekers is currently conducting a working visit to South America, with the intention of extending the country’s tax treaty network.

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Switzerland Agrees Two Revised DTAs 30/8/2011
The Swiss Federal Council has announced that it has initialled two agreements amending the double tax avoidance treaties with Colombia and Portugal.

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Swiss, Colombian DTA Approved 20/7/2011
The new bilateral double taxation agreement between Colombia and Switzerland is due to enter into force from January 1, 2012, according to the Swiss federal administration.

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Portugal Begins New DTA Negotiations 21/6/2011
The Portuguese government is seeking to expand its tax treaty network, beginning negotiations with three new countries over the last month: Peru, Gabon and Senegal.

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India, Colombia Announce DTAA 18/5/2011
India and Colombia have inked a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA), designed to provide tax stability to residents, ensure mutual economic cooperation, and stimulate investment between the two countries.

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Colombia, Portugal Sign DTA 6/9/2010
A double taxation agreement signed between Colombia and Portugal adds to those already concluded by Colombia with Spain, Switzerland, Chile, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.

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Colombia, Korea Sign DTA 30/7/2010
Colombia and Korea have signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and a financial cooperation agreement in Bogota.

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South Korea Looks For FTAs In Central America 6/7/2010
South Korea’s President, Lee Myung-bak, has held recent meetings with the leaders of Panama and the other countries in the Central American Integration System, Colombia and Mexico, and has attempted, with each, to progress discussions on bilateral free trade agreements.

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Hong Kong Property Taxes Reviewed 16/3/2010
Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, John C Tsang, made the traditional post-budget speech at the Joint Business Community Luncheon on March 12 and, in particular, reviewed the tax measures taken to increase the transaction cost of property speculation so as to reduce the risk of a property bubble being created.

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NZ Emissions 'Tax' Attacked 15/3/2010
The ACT New Zealand Party, a member of the country’s present coalition government, has continued its opposition to New Zealand’s new carbon emissions trading scheme, calling it a tax that will increase inflation in the economy.

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Orascom Loses Algerian Tax Appeal 12/3/2010
Egyptian telecom company, Orascom Telecom, has announced that its Algerian subsidiary, Orascom Telecom Algérie, has received a rejection to its appeal, made in December last year, against the notice for taxes and penalties it had received from the Algerian tax authorities the month previously.

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Switzerland, Slovakia Initial Revised DTA 12/3/2010
It has recently emerged that Switzerland and Slovakia have initialled a revised bilateral double taxation agreement, containing the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard on tax information exchange.

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UK Budget To Hit The Rich 12/3/2010
Wealthy individuals may have less than two weeks to put plans in place to reduce the tax impact of the Chancellor’s pre-election Budget, warns PKF Accountants and business advisers.

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Germany Approves Liechtenstein TIEA 15/3/2010
Germany’s Cabinet has recently approved a bill pertaining to the bilateral tax information exchange agreement with Liechtenstein.

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UAE Completes VAT Study 12/3/2010
Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are inching closer to the introduction of a value-added tax.

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Malaysia Not Cancelling GST 12/3/2010
After a government meeting, Malaysia’s Second Finance Minister, Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah, has rejected any suggestion that the proposed introduction of a goods and services tax has been cancelled.

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Australia Promised Full Debate On Tax Review 15/3/2010
Following indications that the Australian government was thinking of a delay to the release of the Henry tax review, the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, has now confirmed that it will be issued in good time for a full debate on any proposed tax changes.

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IRS Offers Help To Struggling Taxpayers 14/3/2010
The US Internal Revenue Service has announced several additional steps it is taking this tax season to help people having difficulties meeting their tax obligations because of unemployment or other financial problems.

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Baucus Seeks Trade Preference Reform 15/3/2010
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus is leading efforts for reform of US trade preference programs accorded to developing countries.

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Jersey Riding Out Onshore Storm 15/3/2010
Jersey will overcome the evolving challenges being faced by offshore international financial centres, Geoff Cook, Chief Executive of Jersey Finance, told participants at a Breakfast Briefing in London.

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OECD Urges Fiscal Policy Shift 12/3/2010
Governments must now gear their economies towards jobs, international competitiveness and increasing the tax-take, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has said in its latest ‘Going for Growth’ report, analyzing the next step for recovering economies.

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BVI To Review Taxes And Fees 15/3/2010
British Virgin Islands Prime Minister, Ralph O’Neal has said that the territory will run a budget surplus during 2010, although the government still intends to review indirect taxes and fees on financial services.

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Bahrain And UK Sign DTA 11/3/2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Minister of Finance, Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, and UK ambassador, Jamie Bowden, signed a comprehensive double taxation agreement between the two countries in Manama on March 10.

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Australia And Chile Sign DTA 11/3/2010
Australia’s Assistant Treasurer, Nick Sherry, has announced that Australia and Chile have signed a comprehensive bilateral double taxation agreement – the second such agreement between Australia and a South American country.

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Swiss-German Tax Talks Resume 12/3/2010
During a recent visit to Berlin, Switzerland’s State Secretary Michael Ambühl, Head of the State Secretariat for International Financial Matters in the Federal Department of Finance, met with representatives of Germany's Federal Ministry of Finance and Federal Chancellery to exchange ideas on current financial and tax policy issues.

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