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Latest Treaty Updates: Bulgaria

Bulgaria - Greece

25/1/2018

Bulgaria and Greece have recently agreed to update their double tax agreement to improve its tax information exchange provisions.


Saudi Arabia - Bulgaria

1/12/2017

Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on November 28, 2017, authorized the signing of a DTA with Bulgaria.


Pakistan - Bulgaria

4/5/2017

Pakistan and Bulgaria signed a DTA on April 26, 2017.


Bulgaria - United Kingdom

6/4/2015

Bulgaria and the United Kingdom have signed a new DTA, the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance confirmed on March 26, 2015.


Bulgaria - Norway

28/7/2014

Bulgaria and Norway have signed a new DTA, the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance confirmed on July 22, 2014.


Bulgaria - Romania

25/4/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Bulgaria's Cabinet has approved the signing of a new DTA with Romania.


Bulgaria - India

26/3/2014

According to preliminary media reports, Bulgaria approved a draft DTA with India at its meeting on March 19, 2014.


Bulgaria - Norway

21/2/2014

According to preliminary media reports, the Bulgarian Government on February 19, 2014, approved the signing of a draft DTA with Norway.


Bulgaria - Various

4/10/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Bulgaria's Government on October 2, 2013, authorized the signing of TIEAs with Jersey and Guernsey.


Bulgaria - Switzerland

2/4/2013

Bulgaria on February 26, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA the nation signed with Switzerland, publishing an Order in its Official Gazette on March 8, 2013.


Bulgaria - Switzerland

15/2/2013

Bulgaria's Budget and Finance Committee, at its meeting on February 7, 2013, endorsed a law that would ratify the Protocol to the nation's DTA with Switzerland. The Protocol was signed on September 19, 2012.


Bulgaria - Switzerland

1/2/2013

The Bulgarian government on January 30, 2013, confirmed the ratification of a new DTA signed with Switzerland on September 19, 2012, to replace the existing 1991 pact.


Bulgaria - Switzerland

21/9/2012

Bulgaria and Switzerland signed a DTA on September 19, 2012, to replace their 1991 convention.


Bulgaria - Switzerland

8/8/2012

The government of Bulgaria on July 25, 2012, approved the draft DTA initialled between Bulgaria and Switzerland on November 28, 2011.


Bulgaria - Norway

26/4/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Bulgaria and Norway have agreed to commence negotiations towards a DTA.


Switzerland - Bulgaria

30/11/2011

Switzerland and Bulgaria initialled a DTA with tax information exchange provisions on November 28, 2011.




Treaty Updates by Territory

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Greece Raises BEPS Concerns With Bulgaria

25/1/2018
The heads of the Greek and Bulgarian tax authorities have met to discuss ways in which bilateral cooperation can be boosted with a view to reducing levels of tax avoidance and evasion, particularly with respect to Greek companies shifting profits to Bulgaria.

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UK Tax Treaties With Croatia, Bulgaria In Force

12/1/2016
The UK tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs, has announced that new double tax avoidance treaties with Bulgaria and Croatia have entered into force.

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Switzerland Adopts Multiple DTAs

23/11/2012
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has recently announced that the Federal Council has adopted five more double taxation agreements regarding taxes on income and on capital and submitted them to parliament for approval.

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Switzerland, Bulgaria Sign Revised DTA

25/9/2012
Switzerland and Bulgaria have recently signed in Sofia a new bilateral double taxation agreement in the area of taxes on income and capital.

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EU Launches Multi-Year Review Of Cross-Border Taxation

23/12/2010
The European Commission has published a Consultation, which marks the commencement of a comprehensive multi-year review of the major cross-border issues faced by EU citizens, and proposes solutions for them.

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Panama Pushes For White List Placement

18/8/2010
Panama’s Deputy Economy Minister, Frank De Lima has said that by the beginning of 2011 Panama should be placed on the OECD's white list of territories that have substantially implemented the internationally agreed standard for transparency and tax information exchange through the signing of comprehensive Double Tax Agreements.

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Panama To Sign DTA With Luxembourg

6/7/2010
The Panamanian government has finalized negotiations in Luxembourg ahead of the signing of a treaty to avoid double taxation between the two countries, announced deputy economy minister, Frank De Lima, who led the negotiating team for Panama.

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Qatar And Bulgaria Sign DTA

30/3/2010
A convention for the avoidance of double taxation and fiscal evasion was signed between Bulgaria and Qatar last week, during an official visit to Qatar by Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.

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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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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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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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Tax Relief For California Storm Victims

11/3/2010
The State of California’s Franchise Tax Board on March 9 announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the recent severe winter storms that started in January.

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Belgium's Kilometer Tax Opposed

11/3/2010
The Humanist group cdH of the Walloon parliament in Belgium has rejected the idea of a road tax levied per kilometre travelled, advocating instead the introduction of an inclusive road tax disc, which could then be modified to take certain environmental criteria into account.

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Norway Urged To Revise Fiscal Policy

11/3/2010
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has called on Norwegian authorities to revise fiscal policy in light of the nation’s recovering economy.

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