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Latest Treaty Updates: Kuwait

Kuwait - Various


Kuwait's Cabinet approved two DTA protocols with Turkey and Bangladesh, the state news agency reported on February 5, 2018.

Kuwait - Various


Kuwait's National Assembly on February 2, 2018, approved two DTA Protocols, with India and Brunei, the state news agency reported.

Kuwait - Turkey


Kuwait and Turkey signed a DTA Protocol on September 15, 2017.

Kuwait - India


According to preliminary media reports, Kuwait and India signed a DTA Protocol on January 14.

Brunei - Kuwait


Brunei and Kuwait signed a DTA Protocol on October 11, 2016.

Iraq - Kuwait


Iraq's Cabinet has approved the launch of negotiations towards a DTA with Kuwait, according to a statement released on April 2, 2015.

Iraq - Kuwait


According to preliminary media reports, Iraq's Cabinet on March 31, 2015, approved the negotiation and signing of a DTA with Kuwait.

Kuwait - Cuba


According to preliminary media reports, Kuwait and Cuba signed a DTA on April 8, 2014.

Kuwait - Bangladesh


According to preliminary media reports, Kuwait and Bangladesh signed a DTA on February 19, 2014.

Tajikistan - Kuwait


Tajikistan's lower house of parliament on November 13, 2013, endorsed the DTA signed with Kuwait.

Hong Kong - Kuwait


The DTA signed between Hong Kong and Kuwait entered into force on July 24, 2013.

Kuwait - Tajikistan


Kuwait and Tajikistan signed a DTA on June 23, 2013.

Kuwait - Macedonia


According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Kuwait and Macedonia was endorsed by the Kuwait National Assembly on June 13, 2013.

Spain - Kuwait


The DTA signed between Kuwait and Spain on May 26, 2008, is to enter into force on July 19, 2013.

Kuwait - Japan


Japan and Kuwait exchanged diplomatic notes on May 15, 2013, to complete their ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed on February 17, 2010.

Kuwait - Lithuania


Kuwait and Lithuania signed a DTA on April 18, 2013, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance has announced.

Kuwait - Macedonia


According to preliminary media reports, the Foreign Affairs Committee of Kuwait's National Assembly approved a DTA signed with Macedonia on April 15, 2013, as part of the nation's domestic ratification procedure.

Bangladesh - Kuwait


Bangladesh's Cabinet on November 14, 2012, approved a draft DTA with Kuwait.

Kuwait - Slovakia


Kuwait's state news broadcaster has confirmed that the nation signed a DTA with Slovakia on November 14, 2012.

Macedonia - Kuwait


Macedonia and Kuwait initialled a DTA on March 20, 2012.

Ireland - Kuwait


The DTA was signed on November 23, 2010. In Kuwait, the DTA applies to corporate income tax, the contribution from the net profits of the Kuwaiti shareholding companies payable to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Science, the Zakat, and the tax subjected according to the supporting of national employee law. In Ireland the DTA applies to income tax, income levy, corporation tax and capital gains tax. It provides permanent establishment rules, business profits rules, and income from immovable property rules, and for the elimination of double taxation and the exchange of information.. Dividends and interest are exempt from withholding tax. Royalties are charged at a maximum of 5%.

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