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Latest Treaty Updates: Russia

Russia - Japan

12/10/2017

Russia and Japan signed a DTA on September 7, 2017.


Russia - Japan

9/6/2017

The Russian Government has announced that it intends to soon sign a DTA with Japan.


Cyprus - Russia

20/1/2017

During recent negotiations, Cyprus and Russia agreed to postpone the implementation of a Protocol to their double tax agreement.


Russia - Cyprus

6/1/2017

Russia and Cyprus have agreed to delay placing into effect a Protocol to their DTA, the Cypriot Ministry of Finance confirmed on December 29.


Russia - Singapore

9/12/2016

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


Hong Kong - Russia

16/8/2016

The DTA between Hong Kong and Russia became effective on July 29, 2016.


Russia - Hong Kong

19/7/2016

On July 3, 2016, Russia ratified a DTA with Hong Kong through law No. 234-FZ.


Russia - China

5/2/2016

Russia's lower house of Parliament on January 27, 2016, approved a law to ratify the 2014 DTA with China.


Hong Kong - Russia

25/1/2016

Hong Kong and Russia signed a comprehensive DTA on January 18, 2016.


China - Russia

4/6/2015

China and Russia signed a DTA on May 8, 2015.


Russia - China

25/3/2015

The Russian Government confirmed on March 18, 2015, that it has agreed to sign a Protocol with China to amend their DTA.


China - Russia

16/10/2014

China signed a new DTA with Russia on October 13, 2014.


Malta - Russia

12/5/2014

The DTA between Malta and Russia will enter into force on May 22, 2014.


Russia - Malta

7/4/2014

Russia completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA signed with Malta on April 2, 2014.


Russia - China

18/2/2014

Russia on February 5, 2014, completed the drafting of a new DTA with China to replace their 1994 pact, the Russian Government said on February 15, 2014.


Russia - Various

10/2/2014

Russia's draft DTAs with Belgium and China were tabled before Russia's Cabinet for its approval on February 5, 2014.


Russia - Malta

6/1/2014

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA signed between Russia and Malta was forwarded to Russia's lower house of parliament on December 31, 2013, for its approval.


Fiji - Russia

2/7/2013

Fiji and Russia have announced their intention to commence negotiations towards a DTA, it was announced at bilateral meetings in Fiji beginning on June 28, 2013.


Russia - United Arab Emirates

12/6/2013

Russia on June 9, 2013, ratified the DTA signed with the United Arab Emirates on December 7, 2011.


Russia - Malta

29/4/2013

Malta and Russia signed a DTA on April 24, 2013.


Armenia - Russia

28/2/2013

Armenia's parliament on February 26, 2013, approved a law to ratify the Protocol to the Armenia-Russia DTA signed on October 24, 2011. Russia has already completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the agreement.


Russia - Armenia

5/2/2013

Russia on February 1, 2013, completed its domestic ratification procedures in respect of the DTA Protocol Russia signed with Armenia on October 24, 2011. The DTA was approved by the State Duma on January 18, 2013, and the Federal Council on January 23, 2013, and the Law was then signed by President Putin.


Russia - Armenia

25/1/2013

Russia's lower house of parliament approved a law on January 18, 2013, ratifying the Protocol that amends the 1996 DTA between Russia and Armenia.


Luxembourg - Russia

8/1/2013

The website of the Kremlin confirmed on January 2, 2013, that Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying the Protocol to Russia's DTA with Luxembourg, which was signed on November 21, 2011.


Russia - Latvia

21/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Russia-Latvia DTA, signed in 2010, entered into force on November 6, 2012.


Latvia - Russia

12/11/2012

The Latvian government has confirmed that the Russian authorities have notified it of the completion of the nation's domestic ratification procedures, allowing the Russia-Latvia DTA, signed on December 20, 2010, to enter into force on November 6, 2012.


Russia - Argentina

2/11/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Russia and Argentina entered into force on October 16, 2012, and will be effective from January 1, 2013.


Russia - Armenia

15/10/2012

A law that would ratify a pending Protocol to the 1996 Russia-Armenia DTA was considered by the Russian government on October 11, 2012.


Russia - Latvia

9/10/2012

Russia's President Vladimir Putin on October 4, 2012, signed a law ratifying the DTA signed between Russia and Latvia.


Russia - Argentina

5/10/2012

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has approved a law ratifying the DTA signed between Russian and Argentina.


Russia - Various

26/9/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, on September 21, 2012, approved laws to ratify the DTA and accompanying Protocols signed between Russia and Argentina, and Russia and Latvia.


Italy - Russia

15/6/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA Protocol signed between Italy and Russia entered into force on June 1, 2012.


Russia - Various

27/4/2012

Russia's government on April 25, 2012, ratified the DTA signed with Chile, the DTA Protocol signed with Cyprus and the DTA Protocol signed with Italy.


Russia - Various

23/4/2012

Russia's parliament on April 19, 2012, approved two laws that would ratify the pending DTA and accompanying Protocol signed by Russia and Argentina on October 10, 2001, and the DTA signed between Russia and Switzerland on September 2011.


Russia - Italy

5/4/2012

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on April 3, 2012, signed a law ratifying the DTA Protocol signed between Russia and Italy on June 13, 2009, which amends the existing agreement concluded on April 9, 1996.


Russia - Italy

30/3/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, on March 23, 2012, ratified the pending DTA Protocol signed between Italy and Russia.


Chile - Russia

9/3/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the DTA between Russia and Chile entered into force on February 28, 2012.


Russia - Chile

23/2/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament on February 15, 2012, approved legislation that would ratify the pending DTA signed between Russia and Chile. The law must also receive approval of the Federation Council before it can enter into force.


Russia - Cyprus

17/2/2012

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, ratified the pending DTA protocol between Cyprus and Russia on February 15, 2012.


Russia - Italy

16/1/2012

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government on January 12 approved a draft law that would ratify the pending DTA between Russia and Italy.


United Arab Emirates - Russia

9/12/2011

According to the Finance Ministry of the United Arab Emirates, a DTA between the UAE and Russia was signed on December 7, 2011.


Russia - Various

1/12/2011

According to preliminary media reports, on November 25, 2011, the Russian government approved draft protocols to existing DTAs with Luxembourg and Switzerland. Among other provisions, the protocols would introduce wording to facilitate tax information exchange.


Russia - Armenia

26/10/2011

Russia and Armenia signed an amending protocol to the DTA the two countries share during meetings between Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and his Armenian counterpart, Serzh Sargsyan between October 23-25, 2011.


Russia - Latvia

29/9/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government on September 27 approved a draft law that would ratify the pending DTA with Latvia.


Switzerland - Russia

28/9/2011

Switzerland and Russia on September 25, 2011, signed a Protocol amending the countries' DTA to include tax information exchange provisions and include exemptions from withholding tax on interest at source in certain conditions.


Russia - Luxembourg

12/8/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government has approved a draft protocol to its existing DTA with Luxembourg.


Russia - Cyprus

28/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, Russia ratified a Protocol to the DTA with Cyprus on July 14, 2011. The Protocol was signed in 2010 and amends the 1998 treaty.


Russia - Chile

21/7/2011

According to preliminary media reports, the Russian government ratified the DTA with Chile on July 14. The treaty was signed in November, 2004.


Latvia - Russia

13/6/2011

Switzerland - Russia

1/6/2011

Negotiations concluded on the revision of the existing DTA. The contents are currently confidential, but will be circulated to the cantons and relevant trade unions soon.




Treaty Updates by Territory

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Russia To Sign OECD's BEPS Convention

30/5/2017
Russia will sign the OECD's Multilateral Convention to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting, the Government announced on May 20.

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Japan And Russia To Update DTA

31/3/2017
Russian and Japanese government representatives met in Tokyo on March 27 to begin negotiations on updating their double tax agreement.

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Hong Kong, Russia DTA Enters Into Force

5/8/2016
The comprehensive double taxation agreement between Hong Kong and Russia, which was signed in January this year, entered into force on July 29, 2016, and will be in effect in Hong Kong for any year of assessment beginning on or after April 1, 2017.

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Russian Agreement Advances Hong Kong's DTA Priorities

20/1/2016
Hong Kong's newly signed double tax deal with Russia is said to support the territory's ongoing efforts to expand its tax treaty network with jurisdictions along "the Belt and Road."

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EC Investigates Luxembourg's Tax Rulings For McDonald's

4/12/2015
The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into Luxembourg's tax treatment of McDonald's and said that its preliminary view is that a tax ruling granted to the company may have afforded it advantageous tax treatment in breach of European Union state aid rules.

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Russia Legislates For Offshore Amnesty

31/3/2015
Russia's Parliament, the Duma, has approved a draft law to allow taxpayers to regularize previously undeclared assets held offshore.

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Russian FM Provides Anti-Offshore Law Update

4/8/2014
Russia's Finance Minister, Anton Siluanov, has told President Vladimir Putin that a new bill to deter Russian tax residents from hiding income offshore is expected to raise about RUB30bn (USD844m) from overseas accounts in Cyprus and the Netherlands.

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Netherlands Agrees Revision To Russian DTA

1/5/2014
The Dutch State Secretary for Finance, Eric Wiebes, has confirmed that the nation will open negotiations with Russia to modify the income tax treaty concluded with the Netherlands in 1996.

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G20 Forging Ahead With Anti-Avoidance Action

9/9/2013
The G20 group of nations has endorsed plans to make the automatic exchange of tax information the global standard, and agreed to steps for cracking down on base erosion and profit shifting.

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Cyprus To Be Removed From Russian Blacklist

8/11/2012
The Russian government has published an Order in the nation's Official Gazette to provide for the removal of Cyprus from the nation's 'blacklist' of non-cooperative 'tax havens' from January 1, 2013, when a Protocol to the nations' double tax agreement becomes effective.

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Luxembourg, Russia Strengthen Economic Ties

5/10/2012
During a recent working visit to Russia, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and his Russian counterpart Dmitri Medvedev welcomed the conclusion of the bilateral double taxation agreement between Luxembourg and the Russian Federation and underlined the need to further strengthen economic ties between the two countries.

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Russian Duma Ratifies Cypriot DTA Protocol

21/2/2012
Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, has ratified the pending Protocol to the double tax avoidance agreement with Cyprus, confirming removal of the nation from Russia's notorious 'blacklist'.

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Switzerland Adopts Four DTAs

29/11/2011
Switzerland’s Federal Council has adopted texts for four further double taxation agreements, which will now be submitted to parliament for approval.

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Luxembourg, Russia Ink DTA Amendment

23/11/2011
During a recent visit to Moscow, Luxembourg’s Finance Minister Luc Frieden and Finance Minister of the Russian Federation Anton Silouyanov signed an amendment to the existing bilateral agreement between Luxembourg and Russia, designed to avoid double taxation and to prevent tax evasion in the area of taxes on wealth and on income.

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Luxembourg Strengthens Economic Ties With Russia, Finland

1/11/2011
Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn recently carried out official visits to Russia and to Finland to strengthen economic ties in both countries.

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Switzerland, Russia Sign Tax And Financial Agreements

28/9/2011
On the fringes of the annual International Monetary Fund meeting held in Washington, Switzerland’s Federal Councillor Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin signed a memorandum on bilateral cooperation on financial matters and a protocol to the existing bilateral double tax agreement.

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Hong Kong, Russia Look For Increased Cooperation

20/4/2011
During the visit of the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Hong Kong, the latter’s Chief Executive Donald Tsang said that there is 'enormous potential for stronger links between the two economies.

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Switzerland, Russia Initial Revised DTA

3/3/2011
Switzerland and Russia have recently initialled a revised bilateral double taxation agreement to be put in place between the two countries.

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Argentina Catches Up On Tax Agreements

3/11/2010
The head of Argentina's Federal Administration of Public Revenue, Ricardo Echegaray has announced the signing of tax information exchange agreements with Russia, Italy and France as part of its strategy to crack down on tax evasion.

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Russia, Cyprus Sign Tax Treaty Protocol

13/10/2010
Russia and Cyprus have signed a protocol to their double taxation agreement which allows for extensive exchange of tax information and removes Cyprus from the notorious Russian 'blacklist'.

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Russia, Cyprus To Sign Tax Agreement

27/9/2010
Russia and Cyprus are due to sign a new double taxation avoidance agreement which should secure Cyprus's removal from the notorious Russian 'blacklist'.

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Hong Kong, Russia Consider DTA

2/9/2010
Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, in Moscow for a three-day visit, met with various members of the Russian government, including President Dmitry Medvedev, as well as business leaders to carry forward a growing bilateral dialogue on finance, taxation and investment matters.

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Russia Taxes Bloomberg Moscow Office

10/8/2010
The Moscow office of US press agency Bloomberg has been assessed for RUB120m (USD4m) tax, including penalties, for the years 2006-2007, even though it considers that it has no permanent establishment in Russia.

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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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