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Latest Treaty Updates: Oman

Luxembourg - Oman

8/3/2018

The Luxembourg Government on February 23, 2018, reported it is pushing for the negotiation of an amended DTA with Oman.


Switzerland - Oman

28/11/2016

The new DTA between Switzerland and Oman will become effective from January 1, 2017, after it entered into force on October 13.


Oman - Hungary

10/11/2016

Oman and Hungary signed a DTA on November 1, 2016.


Switzerland - Oman

23/10/2015

The Swiss Federal Council on October 14, 2015, forwarded a dispatch on the DTA with Oman to Parliament for its approval.


Oman - Switzerland

24/7/2015

Oman has ratified the DTA signed with Switzerland, it was announced on July 14, 2015.


Oman - Portugal

9/7/2015

According to preliminary media reports, Oman on July 2, 2015, ratified the DTA signed with Portugal.


Malta - Oman

21/1/2015

According to preliminary media reports, officials from Malta and Oman have met in Malta to negotiate a DTA between the two countries.


Oman - Spain

25/8/2014

Oman ratified a DTA with Spain on August 19, 2014.


Oman - Japan

22/5/2014

Oman on May 20, 2014, ratified a DTA with Japan.


Oman - Spain

2/5/2014

Oman and Spain signed a DTA on April 30, 2014.


Oman - Spain

12/2/2014

The DTA signed between Oman and Spain was tabled before the Economic and Financial Committee of Oman's lower house of parliament on February 11, 2014.


Japan - Oman

13/1/2014

Japan and Oman signed a DTA on January 9, 2014.


Kyrgyzstan - Oman

25/11/2013

According to preliminary media reports, Kyrgyzstan's Supreme Council's Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy has endorsed the signing of a draft DTA with Oman.


South Africa - Oman

25/6/2013

Protocols to South Africa's DTAs with Oman, Norway and Malta, and a DTA with Chile, were forwarded to South African parliament for its approval on June 21, 2013.


Czech Republic - Oman

21/5/2013

The Czech Government approved the signing of a DTA with Oman at its meeting on May 15, 2013.


France - Oman

28/3/2013

France on March 18, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures relating to the DTA Protocol the nation signed with Oman on April 8, 2012, publishing a notice 2013-230 in the French Official Gazette.


France - Oman

26/3/2013

The France-Oman Protocol signed on April 8, 2012, entered into force on March 1, 2013.


Oman - Various

3/1/2013

The Council of Oman, the Majlis Al Shura, approved two DTAs between Oman and Tanzania and Oman and Portugal at its meeting on December 31, 2012.


Czech Republic - Oman

12/12/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Oman and the Czech Republic initialled a DTA on December 5, 2012.


Oman - Germany

28/11/2012

Oman's Sultan, Qaboos bin Said al Said ratified the pending Oman-Germany DTA on November 25, 2012.


France - Oman

1/11/2012

The French government presented a bill on October 24, 2012, authorizing the approval of the DTA Protocol with Oman.


Oman - France

30/8/2012

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos bin Said, has issued Royal Decree 44/2012 ratifying the DTA signed between Oman and France signed on April 8, 2012.


Czech Republic - Oman

24/5/2012

Oman and the Czech Republic will begin negotiations towards a bilateral DTA on June 5, 2012, the Czech Embassy in Riyadh has confirmed.


South Africa - Oman

23/5/2012

At its sitting on May 16, 2012, South Africa's parliament considered an amending protocol to the South Africa-Oman DTA.


Oman - France

17/4/2012

France and Oman on April 8, 2012, signed a Protocol revising their existing DTA.


Oman - Germany

22/3/2012

Oman's Majlis Ash'hura, an advisory council, on March 20, 2012, approved the draft convention between Oman and Germany for the avoidance of double taxation, as part of the nation's agreement-approval process.


Jordan - Oman

16/3/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Jordan and Oman commenced negotiations towards a DTA on March 12, 2012.


Oman - Germany

22/2/2012

The draft DTA between Oman and Germany was tabled in the Omani parliament and referred to a working party for analysis, Oman's Ministry for Information announced on February 15, 2012.


Estonia - Oman

16/2/2012

According to preliminary media reports, Oman and Estonia initialled a DTA on February 9, 2012.


Oman - Iraq

8/12/2011

The governments of Oman and Iraq agreed at meetings on December 6, 2011, to commence negotiations towards a bilateral DTA.


Oman - South Africa

17/11/2011

Oman and South Africa signed an amending protocol to their 2002 DTA during meetings on November 15, 2011, which would, among other provisions, provide legal protection to investors in both countries.


United Kingdom - Oman

25/5/2011

The Protocol was signed on November 26, 2009 and has effect from January 9, 2011, except for taxes withheld at source, for whcih it takes effect in respect of amounts paid on or after January 1, 2012. The Protocol amends the DTA signed in 1998. The protocol imposes amaximum 15% withholding tax on dividends where they are paid out of income derived from immovable property by an investment company or fund which distributes most of this income annually, and whose income from this property is exempted from tax. Dividends paid to central government and bank institutions in both countries, and to pension funds organised under Omani or UK laws, and to government owned bodies, are exempt from withholding tax. Royalty withholding tax is limited to 8%.




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Swiss Federal Council Approves Oman DTA

15/10/2015
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on a new double taxation agreement with Oman and submitted it to Parliament for approval.

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Switzerland, Oman Sign DTA

26/5/2015
Switzerland and Oman have signed a new double tax agreement that sets withholding tax rates for dividends, interest, and royalty payments.

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French Senate Backs Oman DTA Protocol

12/2/2013
The French Senate has recently adopted a bill authorizing the approval of a protocol to the bilateral agreement between France and Oman aimed at avoiding double taxation.

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Austria, Romania Sign DTA

3/10/2012
Austrian Financial State Secretary Andreas Schieder and Romania’s ambassador Silvia Davidoiu have recently signed a bilateral double taxation agreement between the two countries.

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Revised Swiss DTAs In Force

30/7/2012
The Swiss Federal Department of Finance has recently announced that the Protocols of Amendment to the double taxation agreements between Switzerland and Romania and between Switzerland and South Korea have now entered into force.

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Switzerland Submits 6 DTAs For Approval

5/9/2011
The Swiss Federal Council has submitted six double tax agreements, with South Korea, Malta, Romania, Sweden, Singapore and Slovakia, to parliament for approval.

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Romania Signs DTA With Saudi Arabia

3/5/2011
During the first visit by the Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Teodor Baconschi to Saudi Arabia, the diplomat signed a convention for the avoidance of double taxation with his Saudi counterpart Prince Saud Al Faisal.

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Switzerland, Romania Sign Revised DTA

2/3/2011
Switzerland and Romania have recently signed the protocol amending the bilateral double taxation agreement in place between the two countries 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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Switzerland, Romania Initial Revised DTA

18/11/2010
Switzerland and Romania have concluded negotiations on revising the existing bilateral double taxation agreement in place between the two countries, and have initialled the revised agreement, which contains an administrative assistance clause in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard.

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Switzerland, Oman Initial DTA

5/11/2010
Switzerland and Oman have concluded negotiations recently on a double taxation agreement, and have initialled the agreement, which contains an administrative assistance clause in accordance with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s standard.

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Libya Signs Economic Pacts With Oman

20/4/2010
In meetings last week, a visiting delegation led by Libya’s Secretary of Libya’s Committee for Planning and Finance, Abdulhafeedh Mahmoud al Zulaitani, signed several agreements with Oman to fortify economic ties.

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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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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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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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