Latest Treaty Updates: Liechtenstein


Treaty Update: Andorra - Liechtenstein

13/12/2016

The DTA between Liechtenstein and Andorra entered into force on November 21.


Treaty Update: Monaco - Liechtenstein

12/12/2016

Monaco and Liechtenstein initialed a DTA on November 30, 2016.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Liechtenstein

2/12/2016

The double taxation agreement between Switzerland and Liechtenstein will enter into force on December 22, 2016.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Austria

27/9/2016

Liechtenstein and Austria signed a DTA Protocol on September 15, 2016.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Iceland

3/8/2016

Liechtenstein and Iceland signed a DTA on June 27, 2016.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Liechtenstein

20/7/2015

Switzerland and Liechtenstein signed a DTA and an accompanying Protocol on July 10, 2015.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Andorra

19/6/2015

Liechtenstein and Andorra initialed a DTA on June 9, 2015.


Treaty Update: Italy - Liechtenstein

6/3/2015

Italy and Liechtenstein signed a TIEA on February 26, 2015.


Treaty Update: Italy - Liechtenstein

20/2/2015

Italy's Ministry of Economy and Finance announced on February 13, 2015, that a TIEA with Liechtenstein had been initialed.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Liechtenstein

10/2/2015

Negotiations between Switzerland and Liechtenstein towards a DTA concluded on February 2, 2015, and the signing is expected to occur during the summer.


Treaty Update: Czech Republic - Liechtenstein

30/9/2014

The Czech Republic signed a DTA with Liechtenstein on September 25, 2014.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Malta

12/8/2014

The DTA between Malta and Liechtenstein will become effective from January 1, 2015, after entering into force on July 1, 2014, it has been announced.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Liechtenstein

28/7/2014

The DTA between Liechtenstein and Singapore, signed in June 2013, entered into force on July 25, 2014.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Liechtenstein

25/6/2014

Guernsey and Liechtenstein concluded the signing of a DTA on June 11, 2014.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Czech Republic

3/4/2014

Liechtenstein and the Czech Republic initialed a DTA on March 28, 2014.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - China

30/1/2014

Liechtenstein and China signed a TIEA on January 27, 2014.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Various

15/11/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Liechtenstein completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the TIEAs signed with Canada, Mexico and India on November 8, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Malta

4/10/2013

Liechtenstein and Malta signed a DTA on September 27, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Austria

12/9/2013

Liechtenstein's parliament on September 6, 2013, approved the pending DTA Protocol the principality signed with Austria.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Liechtenstein

24/4/2013

Mexico and Liechtenstein signed a TIEA on April 20, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belgium - Liechtenstein

23/4/2013

According to preliminary media reports, the Belgian Government on April 19, 2013, endorsed the pending TIEA the nation signed with Liechtenstein and forwarded it to parliament for ratification.


Treaty Update: India - Liechtenstein

1/4/2013

The Indian Government on March 28, 2013, announced the signing of a TIEA with Liechtenstein.


Treaty Update: India - Liechtenstein

20/3/2013

India's Cabinet approved the tax information exchange agreement with Liechtenstein on March 18, 2013.


Treaty Update: Switzerland - Liechtenstein

21/2/2013

Switzerland and Liechtenstein will this year hold negotiations towards a revised DTA, Swiss Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and Liechtenstein's Prime Minister Klaus Tschütscher confirmed at a meeting on February 18, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - India

11/2/2013

The government of Liechtenstein announced on February 7, 2013, that it has initialled a TIEA with India.


Treaty Update: Canada - Liechtenstein

4/2/2013

Canada's Department of Finance has confirmed that Canada and Liechtenstein signed a TIEA on January 31, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Austria

31/1/2013

Liechtenstein and Austria signed a DTA Protocol on January 29, 2013, to add Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development model tax provisions on tax information exchange to their existing DTA.


Treaty Update: Malta - Liechtenstein

22/1/2013

Liechtenstein and Malta have initialled a DTA, the Liechtenstein government announced on January 20, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

16/1/2013

The TIEA between Liechtenstein and Japan entered into force on December 29, 2012, the Liechtenstein government has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Germany

8/1/2013

According to the government of Liechtenstein, the 2011 DTA signed between Liechtenstein and Germany became effective on January 1, 2013.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - United Kingdom

1/1/2013

The Liechtenstein government has confirmed the entry into force of a new DTA with the United Kingdom on December 19, 2012. The agreement is effective in Liechtenstein on January 1, 2013, in respect of income tax and wealth taxes, and the withholding tax provisions become effective on February 1, 2013. The agreement will be fully effective in the UK from April 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Liechtenstein

13/12/2012

According to the government of Liechtenstein, Singapore and Liechtenstein initialled a DTA on December 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

3/12/2012

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the Liechtenstein-Japan TIEA will enter into force on December 29, 2012, following the completion of Liechtenstein's domestic ratification procedures, notified to Japanese authorities on November 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Bahrain

27/11/2012

Liechtenstein and Bahrain initialled a comprehensive DTA during two-day talks that concluded on November 20, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - South Africa

27/11/2012

Liechtenstein's government has announced that Liechtenstein and South Africa signed a TIEA on November 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - United Kingdom

9/11/2012

Liechtenstein ratified the pending UK-Liechtenstein DTA on October 25, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

3/10/2012

Liechtenstein's Parliament on September 20, 2012, ratified the pending TIEA signed with Japan.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Uruguay

18/9/2012

The DTA signed between Liechtenstein and Uruguay entered into force on September 3, 2012.


Treaty Update: Mexico - Liechtenstein

16/8/2012

Mexico and Liechtenstein initialled a TIEA on August 7, 2012.


Treaty Update: China - Liechtenstein

18/7/2012

The government of Liechtenstein has announced that China and Liechtenstein initialled a TIEA on July 12, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - China

13/7/2012

The Liechtenstein government announced on July 11, 2012, that it has agreed to commence negotiations with China towards the signing of a DTA that will include tax information exchange provisions.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - United Kingdom

13/7/2012

The Liechtenstein government passed a law on July 10 designed to clarify the existing TIEA with the United Kingdom.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

9/7/2012

The government of Liechtenstein has announced that Japan and Liechtenstein signed a TIEA on July 5, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - United Kingdom

14/6/2012

It has been jointly announced by both governments that the United Kingdom and Liechtenstein signed a DTA on June 11, 2012.


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: Liechtenstein - Georgia

11/5/2012

Liechtenstein's government announced in May 9, 2012 that Liechtenstein and Georgia have initialled a DTA.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Sweden

23/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA signed between Liechtenstein and Sweden entered into force on April 8, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Sweden

20/4/2012

The Liechtenstein government on April 17, 2012, announced that the TIEA signed with Sweden on December 17, 2010, entered into force on April 8, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Germany

30/3/2012

The government of Liechtenstein announced on March 27 that the pending DTA with Germany has been forwarded to parliament.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Various

29/3/2012

Liechtenstein's government announced on March 28 that the jurisdiction's TIEAs with Norway and Iceland are to enter into force on March 31, 2012. Additional TIEAs are to enter into force thereafter: the agreement with the Faroe Islands on April 3, 2012; with Finland on April 4, 2012; and with Greenland on April 13, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Japan

22/3/2012

Liechtenstein and Japan have agreed upon a draft TIEA, the Japanese Ministry of Finance announced on March 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Japan - Liechtenstein

16/3/2012

The government of Liechtenstein has announced that a TIEA between Liechtenstein and Japan was initialled on March 13, 2012.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - United Kingdom

13/2/2012

The United Kingdom and Liechtenstein initialled a DTA on February 7, 2012. The agreement provides for the exchange of tax information in line with international standards. The agreement is expected to be in force by January 2013.


Treaty Update: Germany - Liechtenstein

21/11/2011

The German Finance Ministry and the government of Liechtenstein have announced that a DTA between Germany and Liechtenstein was signed on November 17, 2011.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Uruguay

7/9/2011

The Liechtenstein government announced on August 30 that it has approved the commencement of negotiations towards a TIEA with Uruguay.


Treaty Update: Germany - Liechtenstein

18/8/2011

The German Finance Ministry has confirmed that the initalling of a DTA with Liechtenstein took place on August 16, 2011. The treaty is expected to be signed by the end of the year.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Liechtenstein

12/8/2011

Hong Kong's Inland Revenue Department has announced that the DTA with Liechtenstein entered into force on July 8, 2011. The DTA was signed on August 12, 2010 and will have effect in Hong Kong from April 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Sweden - Liechtenstein

4/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Sweden ratified its TIEA with Liechtenstein on May 19, 2011. The TIEA was signed on December 17, 2010.


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Hong Kong

19/7/2011

According to the Liechtenstein government, a Double Tax Agreement with Hong Kong was ratified by both parties on July 8, 2011, bringing the agreement into force. The treaty will be effective from the fiscal year 2012.


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: Liechtenstein - Australia

13/6/2011


Treaty Update: Liechtenstein - Hong Kong

2/6/2011

The DTA was signed on August 12, 2010. With the agreement, Liechtenstein pledges to adhere to the international OECD standards on transparency and information exchange in tax matters.


Treaty Update: Hong Kong - Liechtenstein

2/6/2011

The DTA was signed on August 12, 2010 and tabled at the Hong Kong Legislative Council on May 18, 2010 for negative vetting.


Treaty Update: Sweden - Liechtenstein

1/6/2011

The TIEA rovides for the exchange of information to OECD standards.




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Liechtenstein, China Ink TIEA 30/1/2014
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Liechtenstein, Malta Sign DTA 4/10/2013
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Liechtenstein Lawmakers Give Go-Ahead To Austrian Tax Accords 11/9/2013
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Liechtenstein, EU Launch Savings Tax Talks 20/6/2013
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Liechtenstein Set For Talks On Automatic Information Exchange 15/5/2013
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Liechtenstein, Mexico Sign TIEA 23/4/2013
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Austrian Lawmakers Back Tax Deals With Liechtenstein 26/3/2013
Austria's National Council has recently adopted a Swiss-style withholding tax agreement with Liechtenstein, providing for the taxation of the hitherto undeclared and untaxed assets of Austrian residents held in Liechtenstein banks.

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Canada, Liechtenstein Sign TIEA 1/2/2013
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Liechtenstein, Austria Conclude Tax Treaty Talks 28/1/2013
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Liechtenstein, Malta Initial DTA 21/1/2013
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Liechtenstein, Austria Close To Tax Agreement 18/1/2013
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