Latest Treaty Updates: Singapore


Treaty Update: Singapore - Ghana

10/4/2017

On March 31, 2017, Singapore and Ghana signed a double tax agreement.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Uruguay

7/3/2017

The DTA between Singapore and Uruguay will enter into force on March 14, 2017.


Treaty Update: Singapore - India

7/3/2017

Singapore's DTA Protocol with India entered into force on February 27, 2017.


Treaty Update: India - Singapore

5/1/2017

India and Singapore signed a DTA Protocol on December 30.


Treaty Update: Russia - Singapore

9/12/2016

A Protocol to the Russia-Singapore DTA entered into force on November 25.


Treaty Update: Nigeria - Singapore

28/11/2016

Nigeria's Cabinet approved the new DTA with Singapore at its meeting on November 16.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Laos

21/11/2016

The DTA between Laos and Singapore entered into force on November 11, 2016.


Treaty Update: India - Singapore

18/11/2016

The Indian Government said its new DTA Protocol with Singapore entered into force on October 29.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Japan

26/10/2016

Singapore and Japan have agreed to automatically exchange financial account information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.


Treaty Update: Korea, South - Singapore

25/10/2016

On October 14 South Korea signed an automatic tax information exchange deal with Singapore.


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: Singapore - Ethiopia

6/9/2016

Singapore and Ethiopia signed on August 24 a double tax agreement.


Treaty Update: Singapore - France

9/6/2016

A DTA between Singapore and France entered into force on June 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Cambodia

1/6/2016

Singapore and Cambodia signed a DTA on May 20, 2016.


Treaty Update: India - Singapore

23/5/2016

India's Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has confirmed that India intends to launch negotiations to conclude a DTA Protocol with Singapore by the end of India's fiscal year end.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand

18/5/2016

A new DTA between Singapore and Thailand will become effective on January 1, 2017, following the completion of domestic ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Singapore

22/3/2016

The Second Protocol to the UAE-Singapore DTA entered into force on March 16, 2016.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand

25/2/2016

A DTA Protocol between Singapore and Thailand entered into force on February 15, 2016.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Rwanda

24/2/2016

A new DTA between Singapore and Rwanda entered into force on February 15, 2016.


Treaty Update: Seychelles - Singapore

13/1/2016

The Seychelles-Singapore DTA became effective on January 1, 2016.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Luxembourg

11/1/2016

The revised DTA between Singapore and Luxembourg entered into force on December 28, 2015.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand

22/6/2015

Singapore and Thailand signed a DTA on June 11, 2015.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Ethiopia

20/4/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Singapore has expressed interest in launching DTA negotiations with Ethiopia.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

21/1/2015

Singapore signed DTAs with France and Uruguay on January 16, 2015, and January 15, 2015, respectively.


Treaty Update: Singapore - United Arab Emirates

4/11/2014

Singapore signed a protocol amending its DTA with the United Arab Emirates on October 31, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

17/9/2014

DTA protocols signed by Singapore with the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan entered into force on September 12, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Rwanda

1/9/2014

A DTA was signed between Singapore and Rwanda on August 26, 2014.


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: Seychelles - Singapore

11/7/2014

The Seychelles and Singapore signed a DTA on July 9, 2014.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Singapore

9/7/2014

Kazakhstan's President on July 1, 2014, approved a law to ratify the DTA Protocol with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Singapore

23/6/2014

Kazakhstan's upper house of parliament on June 19, 2014, ratified the DTA with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Azerbaijan - Singapore

20/5/2014

Azerbaijan's lower house of parliament approved a DTA Protocol with Singapore on May 14, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Barbados

19/5/2014

The DTA between Barbados and Singapore entered into force on April 25, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Sri Lanka

8/4/2014

Singapore and Sri Lanka signed a DTA on April 3, 2014.


Treaty Update: Sri Lanka - Singapore

26/3/2014

Sri Lanka's Cabinet on March 20, 2014, approved the signing of a DTA Protocol with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Laos

24/2/2014

Singapore and Laos initialed a DTA on February 21, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Austria

10/2/2014

The Singapore tax authority announced on February 6, 2014, the DTA signed between Singapore and Austria will enter into force on May 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Poland

10/2/2014

The DTA signed between Singapore and Poland entered into force on February 6, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Morocco

5/2/2014

The DTA signed between Singapore and Morocco entered into force on January 15, 2014.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Belarus

2/1/2014

Singapore has completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Belarus publishing The Income Tax (Singapore - Belarus) (Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement) Order 2013 in the territory's Official Gazette on December 27, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - San Marino

16/12/2013

Singapore and San Marino signed a DTA on December 11, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Singapore

5/12/2013

In a decision published in Belarus's Official Gazette on November 29, 2013, the nation's Constitutional Court has approved a law ratifying the TIEA signed with Singapore, endorsed earlier by the House of Representatives on November 15, 2013, as part of Belarus's domestic ratification procedures.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Portugal

28/11/2013

The DTA Protocol signed between Singapore and Portugal will enter into force on December 26, 2013, Singapore's Ministry of Finance has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Guernsey

28/11/2013

The DTA signed between Singapore and Guernsey entered into force on November 26, 2013, Singapore's Ministry of Finance has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Luxembourg

14/10/2013

Singapore and Luxembourg signed a DTA protocol on October 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belgium - Singapore

20/9/2013

Belgium's Finance Ministry has confirmed that the Protocol signed between Singapore and Belgium will enter into force on September 20, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Peru

18/9/2013

Authorities from Peru and Singapore agreed to restart negotiations towards a DTA on September 15, 2013.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Singapore

11/9/2013

The DTA signed between the Isle of Man and Singapore will become effective on January 1, 2014.


Treaty Update: Portugal - Singapore

24/7/2013

On July 11, 2013, Portugal completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA Protocol the nation signed with Singapore, publishing Resolution 96/2013.


Treaty Update: Barbados - Singapore

18/7/2013

Barbados and Singapore signed a DTA on July 15, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Turkey

15/7/2013

The DTA Protocol signed between Singapore and Turkey is to enter into force on August 7, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

1/7/2013

Singapore signed DTAs with Ecuador and Liechtenstein on June 27, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Czech Republic

1/7/2013

Singapore and the Czech Republic signed a DTA Protocol on June 26, 2013.


Treaty Update: Poland - Singapore

25/6/2013

Poland's parliament on June 14, 2013, approved a law that would ratify the pending DTA with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Turkey - Singapore

13/6/2013

Turkey published Order 2013/4757 in its Official Gazette on June 5, 2013, ratifying the pending Protocol to the nation's DTA with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

3/6/2013

Two protocols to amend Singapore's DTAs with Malta and South Korea were ratified on May 29, 2013, and will enter into force on June 28, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Jersey

13/5/2013

The DTA signed between Singapore and Jersey entered into force on May 2, 2013.


Treaty Update: Jersey - Singapore

9/5/2013

Jersey completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA it signed with Singapore publishing an Order in its Official Gazette on May 2, 2013.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Singapore

7/5/2013

The Isle of Man-Singapore DTA entered into force on May 2, 2013.


Treaty Update: San Marino - Singapore

1/5/2013

According to an update issued by the Government of San Marino on April 18, 2013, the territory is engaged in negotiations towards a DTA with Singapore and initialled a draft text in December 2012.


Treaty Update: Ecuador - Singapore

11/4/2013

Singapore and Ecuador commenced four-day negotiations towards a comprehensive DTA on April 8, 2013.


Treaty Update: Kazakhstan - Singapore

10/4/2013

Kazakhstan and Singapore signed a DTA Protocol on April 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Belarus

26/3/2013

Belarus and Singapore signed a DTA on March 21, 2013.


Treaty Update: Belarus - Singapore

6/3/2013

Belarus's President approved the signing of a new DTA with Singapore on March 4, 2013.


Treaty Update: Guernsey - Singapore

8/2/2013

The government of Guernsey has announced that the territory and Singapore signed a DTA on February 6, 2013.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Austria

15/1/2013

Singapore and Austria have agreed to a second Protocol to their DTA, to include provisions for the exchange of tax information, Singapore's Ministry of Finance announced on January 9, 2013.


Treaty Update: Vietnam - Singapore

15/1/2013

A second Protocol to the DTA between Singapore and Vietnam entered into force on January 11, 2013, Singapore's Ministry of Finance has confirmed.


Treaty Update: Singapore - United Kingdom

3/1/2013

According to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, a second Protocol amending the DTA between Singapore and the United Kingdom entered into force on 27 December 2012.


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: Jersey - Singapore

11/12/2012

Legislation to ratify the pending Jersey-Singapore DTA was forwarded to Jersey's legislative assembly, the States, for its approval on December 4, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Bermuda

10/12/2012

Singapore's Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the TIEA Singapore signed with Bermuda on October 29, 2012, entered into force on December 6, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Uruguay

15/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Singapore and Uruguay held negotiations towards a DTA on November 9, 2012.


Treaty Update: Poland - Singapore

7/11/2012

Poland and Singapore signed a new DTA on November 4, 2012, incorporating the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's internationally-agreed standard on tax information exchange.


Treaty Update: Bermuda - Singapore

31/10/2012

According to the Bermudian government, Bermuda and Singapore signed a TIEA on October 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Jersey

19/10/2012

Singapore's Inland Revenue Authority has announced that Singapore and Jersey signed a comprehensive DTA on October 17, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Germany

16/10/2012

Germany and Singapore have agreed to sign a Protocol to amend their existing DTA to incorporate tax information exchange provisions.


Treaty Update: Germany - Singapore

9/10/2012

Germany's Finance Minister, Wolfgang Schauble has announced that the renegotiation of the Singapore-Germany DTA will be pursued during meetings scheduled for the week ending October 14, 2012, to expand tax information sharing.


Treaty Update: Isle of Man - Singapore

25/9/2012

The Isle of Man and Singapore signed a DTA on September 21, 2012.


Treaty Update: Jersey - Singapore

24/9/2012

Jersey and Singapore have recently initialled a TIEA, according to information published by the Jersey government on September 7, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Vietnam

14/9/2012

According to Singapore's revenue authority, Vietnam and Singapore on September 12, 2012, signed a second Protocol to further amend their DTA.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

5/9/2012

The government of Singapore has announced that two tax treaty Protocols signed between Singapore and Bahrain, and Singapore and Italy are to enter into force on September 29, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Canada

15/8/2012

The Canadian Ministry of Finance has confirmed that the Protocol amending the DTA between Canada and Singapore, signed on November 29, 2011, will enter into force on August 31, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Switzerland

7/8/2012

The Swiss government announced on August 3, 2012, that the new DTA signed between Switzerland and Singapore to replace their 1975 DTA has entered into force. The agreement includes updated provisions in relation to tax information exchange, and the taxation of income from dividends.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Singapore

27/6/2012

According to Bahrain's state news agrency, Bahraini King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on June 24, 2012, ratified the pending Protocol signed to amend the 2009 DTA between Bahrain and Singapore.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Portugal

30/5/2012

Singapore's Inland Revenue Authority announced that Singapore and Portugal signed a Protocol on May 28, 2012, to add information exchange provisions to their existing DTA.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Vietnam

29/5/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Singapore and Vietnam initiated negotiations towards a DTA on April 18, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Singapore

16/5/2012

Bahrain's Shura Council, the upper house of parliament, approved a draft law that would ratify the DTA between Bahrain and Singapore, at its meeting of May 7, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Singapore

18/4/2012

A bill that would approve a draft Protocol to the DTA between Bahrain and Singapore was tabled and considered by Bahrain's Financial and Economic Affairs Committee on April 10, 2012.


Treaty Update: Italy - Singapore

23/3/2012

During meetings on March 21, 2012, Singapore's Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Sam Tan, met with Italian Minister for Relations with Parliament, Piero Giarda, where the Italian minister announced that the nation's parliament is in the process of ratifying the comprehensive DTA signed Italy and Singapore.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Turkey

6/3/2012

Singapore and Turkey signed a DTA Protocol on March 5, 2012, to introduce new provisions for the exchange of tax information on request.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Estonia

6/3/2012

The Protocol to the DTA between Singapore and Estonia will enter into force on March 30, 2012, according to Singapore's revenue authority.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Estonia

1/3/2012

The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore confirmed on February 29 that the Protocol adding information exchange provisions to the DTA between Singapore and Estonia will enter into force on March 30, 2012.


Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Singapore

22/2/2012

The UK and Singapore signed a Protocol amending their existing DTA on February 15, 2012.


Treaty Update: Bahrain - Singapore

19/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Bahraini government on January 15, 2012, approved for ratification a pending Protocol to the DTA the country has signed with Singapore.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Panama

28/12/2011

The pending DTA between Singapore and Panama entered into force on December 19, 2011, and will be effective from January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Panama

22/12/2011

According to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, the DTA signed between Singapore and Panama entered into force on December 19, 2011.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Various

7/12/2011

Singapore's tax authority confirmed on December 2, 2011, that protocols adding information exchange provisions to the DTAs between Singapore and Mexico and Singapore and Qatar will enter into force on January 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Canada - Singapore

30/11/2011

Canada and Singapore signed a protocol on November 29, 2011, to add provisions for tax information exchange to their existing DTA.


Treaty Update: Singapore - Spain

2/11/2011

The Singapore Tax Authority confirmed on November 1, 2011, that the DTA between Singapore and Spain signed on April 13, 2011, will enter into force on February 1, 2012.


Treaty Update: Czech Republic - Singapore

21/10/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the first round of negotiations on an amending protocol to the DTA between the Czech Republic and Singapore will commence on October 24, 2011.




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