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Japan, Iceland Sign Double Tax Agreement

16/1/2018
Japan's Ministry of Finance has reported the signing of a double tax agreement with Iceland in Reykjavik.
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Cyprus, Saudi Arabia Negotiate Double Tax Agreement

4/1/2018
Cyprus's Ministry of Finance says the island has signed a double tax agreement with Saudi Arabia with respect to taxes on income and for the prevention of tax evasion.
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Jersey Ratifies BEPS Multilateral Instrument

26/12/2017
Jersey has become one of only three jurisdictions to ratify the BEPS multilateral instrument to revise tax treaties to counter base erosion and profit shifting.
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Swiss Gov't Agrees Double Tax Avoidance Deal With Kosovo

16/11/2017
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the implementation of a new double tax agreement with Kosovo.
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Switzerland Adopts Dispatch On Pakistan DTA

26/10/2017
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted a dispatch on the implementation of a new double taxation agreement with Pakistan.
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OECD's Action 5 BEPS Work Producing 'Tangible Results'

18/10/2017
Countries have made substantial progress in ensuring that their preferential tax regimes do not give rise to base erosion and profit shifting issues, according to the OECD's new peer review report under Action 5 of the BEPS Action Plan.
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New Japan-Denmark DTA To Waive Cross-Border Tax

16/10/2017
The Japanese and Danish governments announced on October 11 that they had signed a new agreement for the avoidance of double taxation in Tokyo.
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Canada Praised After BEPS Minimum Standard Peer Review

6/10/2017
Canada is largely compliant with the BEPS minimum standard on improving tax dispute resolution, one of the first ever OECD peer reviews has found, but it needs to make a number of changes to be regarded fully compliant.
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Japan's NTA Releases Guidance On MAP Article

6/10/2017
Japan's National Tax Agency has released guidance on the mutual agreement procedure article found in many of Japan's double tax treaties.
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MAP Peer Reviews Released For UK, US, Others

2/10/2017
The OECD has released its first peer review reports of mutual agreement procedure frameworks in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.
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Mauritius Denies Plans To Renegotiate DTA With India

8/9/2017
Mauritius's Ministry of Finance has denied that there are plans for a renegotiation of the jurisdiction's double tax agreement with India in the near future.
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Switzerland, Zambia Sign DTA

30/8/2017
Switzerland and Zambia have signed a new double taxation agreement which sets maximum withholding tax rates for dividends and interest.
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Saudi Arabia And Hong Kong Sign DTA

25/8/2017
Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia have signed a comprehensive agreement for the avoidance of double taxation.
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Croatia, New Zealand Eye Double Tax Avoidance Deal

22/8/2017
Croatia and New Zealand have agreed that they should negotiate an agreement on the avoidance of double taxation.
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New Zealand Moving Forward With Tax Treaty Amendments

9/8/2017
The New Zealand Government has announced the signature of two Orders of Council that will implement amendments to its tax treaty arrangements with India and San Marino.
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NZ Tables BEPS Multilateral Convention Law

8/8/2017
The New Zealand Government has tabled in parliament a multilateral convention that will enable it to update tax treaties in line with the OECD's recommendations on base erosion and profit shifting.
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Switzerland, Belgium To Begin Exchanging Tax Info

8/8/2017
The Swiss Federal Council has announced that an information exchange amendment to the double tax agreement with Belgium has entered into force.
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BEPS Toolkit Released On Offshore Indirect Transfers

7/8/2017
The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, a joint initiative of the OECD, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations, and the World Bank Group, has launched for consultation a draft toolkit designed to help developing countries address concerns surrounding the tax treatment of offshore indirect transfers of assets.
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Switzerland, Ecuador Sign DTA Protocol

3/8/2017
Switzerland and Ecuador have signed a protocol to their double taxation agreement that will introduce new provisions for the exchange of information.
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Cameroon Signs BEPS Multilateral Instrument

12/7/2017
On July 11, 2017, Cameroon's Finance Minister, Alamine Ousmane Mey, signed the OECD's Multilateral Instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
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Switzerland, Latvia Revise Tax Treaty To Tackle BEPS

30/6/2017
On June 28, 2017, the Swiss Federal Council adopted the dispatch on a revised double taxation agreement with Latvia and submitted it to Parliament for approval.
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Countries Urged To Sign Up To Mandatory Binding Arbitration

19/6/2017
The International Chamber of Commerce has stressed the need for more countries to adopt mandatory binding arbitration to better resolve double tax disputes.
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Nigeria To Sign OECD's Multilateral Tax Treaty Instrument

19/6/2017
Nigeria's Cabinet has approved the signing of the BEPS Multilateral Instrument to introduce anti-base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) measures into its tax treaties.
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Austrian Parliament Approves BEPS Convention

15/6/2017
The lower house of the Austrian parliament has approved the OECD multilateral instrument, designed to prevent the avoidance of tax through the abuse of double tax avoidance treaties.
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Luxembourg Seeks Double Tax Deal With Cuba

14/6/2017
Officials from Cuba and Luxembourg have met in Havana for early stage talks on a possible double taxation treaty.
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Treaty Updates by Territory

Latest Treaty Updates

Hong Kong - France
22/1/2018

Hong Kong announced on January 15, 2018, that it had entered into a competent authority agreement with France for the exchange of country-by-country reports.


Japan - Iceland
22/1/2018

Japan signed a DTA with Iceland on January 15, 2018.


Czech Republic - Korea, South
19/1/2018

According to preliminary media reports, on January 12, 2018, the Czech Republic and South Korea signed a DTA to replace their existing pact.


Ireland - Kazakhstan
19/1/2018

According to a January 12, 2018, update from the Irish Revenue, the country's DTA with Kazakhstan became effective on January 1, 2018, having entered into force on December 29, 2017.


Japan - Argentina
18/1/2018

Japan and Argentina launched DTA negotiations on January 10, 2018.


United Arab Emirates - Various
11/1/2018

The United Arab Emirates Cabinet on January 7, 2018, approved two double tax agreements concluded with Moldova and Croatia.


Taiwan - United States
11/1/2018

Taiwanese Premier Lai Ching-Te has directed the Ministry of Finance to work towards a Taiwan-US tax treaty.


Cyprus - Saudi Arabia
11/1/2018

Cyprus and Saudi Arabia signed a DTA on January 3, 2018.


Colombia - Japan
18/12/2017

According to preliminary media reports, Colombia and Japan are negotiating a DTA.


Georgia - Moldova
18/12/2017

Georgia and Moldova signed a DTA on November 29, 2017.


Luxembourg - Kosovo
18/12/2017

Luxembourg and Kosovo signed a DTA on December 8, 2017.


Switzerland - United Kingdom
8/12/2017

Switzerland and the United Kingdom signed a DTA Protocol on November 30, 2017.


Liechtenstein - United Arab Emirates
4/12/2017

According to an update from the Liechtenstein Government, the new DTA with the United Arab Emirates will become effective from January 1, 2018.


Netherlands - Liechtenstein
4/12/2017

According to preliminary media reports, the Netherlands and Liechtenstein held a first round of DTA negotiations over three days ending November 17, 2017.


Saudi Arabia - Bulgaria
1/12/2017

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


Bahrain - Hong Kong
1/12/2017

Bahrain's Cabinet has approved the signing of a new DTA with Hong Kong, the state news agency said November 13, 2017.


Hong Kong - Various
30/11/2017

Hong Kong announced on November 24, 2017, that its DTAs with Pakistan and Latvia had entered into force.


Finland - Germany
30/11/2017

Finland on November 2, 2017, confirmed that a new DTA signed with Germany will be effective from January 1, 2018.


Cyprus - Iran
30/11/2017

The DTA between Cyprus and Iran will become effective from January 1, 2018.


India - New Zealand
15/11/2017

India ratified a third Protocol to its DTA with New Zealand on November 2, 2017, publishing a Notice in its Official Gazette.


Gibraltar - United Kingdom
6/11/2017

Gibraltar and the United Kingdom are considering launching negotiations towards a DTA, according to recent comments from the UK's Economic Secretary to the Treasury.


Barbados - Italy
3/11/2017

Barbados and Italy have exchanged instruments of ratification in respect of a DTA, which will now become effective from January 1, 2018.


Switzerland - Pakistan
3/11/2017

Switzerland's Government on October 25, 2017, adopted a dispatch on the DTA concluded with Pakistan, enabling its ratification.


Spain - Portugal
2/11/2017

Spain and Portugal signed a DTA on October 18, 2017.


Pakistan - Latvia
2/11/2017

Pakistan and Latvia initialed a DTA on October 25, 2017.




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