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New Finland-Spain Tax Treaty Effective 2019

23/5/2018
A new tax treaty between Finland and Spain, which will broaden the Finnish Government's taxing rights with respect to pension income, will be effective from 2019, according to the Finnish Ministry of Finance.
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Malta Ratifies BEPS Convention

3/5/2018
Malta has become the latest country to ratify the OECD's multilateral convention to counter base erosion and profit shifting.
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Switzerland Adopts Dispatch On New DTAs

19/4/2018
The Swiss Federal Council has adopted dispatches on a new double tax agreement with Zambia and a protocol to the current agreement with Ecuador.
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Finnish Lawmakers Call For Termination Of Portuguese DTA

13/4/2018
The Finnish Government has proposed that parliament terminate the 1970 double tax agreement between Finland and Portugal so that Finland can tax the pensions of retired Finnish expats.
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India Adds BEPS Provisions To Qatar Tax Treaty

29/3/2018
India has approved amendments to its double tax agreement with Qatar.
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France, Luxembourg Sign New Tax Treaty

22/3/2018
A new tax treaty incorporating the latest international tax standards was signed by France and Luxembourg on March 20.
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Sweden To Legislate To Adopt BEPS Treaty Changes

22/3/2018
The Swedish Government has approved a bill to ratify the BEPS Multilateral Instrument and has submitted it to parliament.
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India, Hong Kong Sign Double Tax Deal

20/3/2018
Hong Kong and India on March 19 signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and limit withholding tax rates on passive income at source.
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US And Liechtenstein To Negotiate Double Tax Treaty

16/3/2018
The governments of Liechtenstein and the United States have recently discussed the possibility of beginning negotiations for a bilateral double tax avoidance treaty.
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Luxembourg Says EU's Digital Tax Must Be Lawful

13/3/2018
Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna has said that any special tax measures against large digital companies should respect European Union law.
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Netherlands Confirms Tax Treaty Negotiation Priorities

31/1/2018
The Netherlands will seek to resume discussions towards double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries in 2018, including the United States, the Government has said.
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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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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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Treaty Updates by Territory

Latest Treaty Updates

Switzerland - Various
11/6/2018

Switzerland's lower house of Parliament on May 29, 2018, approved DTAs with Kosovo and Pakistan.


Morocco - Congo, Republic of the
11/6/2018

The Moroccan Government has approved for ratification a DTA with the Republic of the Congo, it announced on May 29, 2018.


Argentina - Brazil
11/6/2018

Argentina has approved a protocol to its DTA with Brazil, the Argentinian Official Gazette reported on May 23, 2018.


Brazil - Norway
7/6/2018

Brazil's upper house of Parliament on May 30, 2018, approved a protocol updating the DTA with Norway.


Hong Kong - Finland
7/6/2018

Hong Kong and Finland on May 24, 2018, signed a DTA.


Russia - Japan
7/6/2018

Legislation ratifying a new DTA between Russia and Japan was submitted to the Russian State Assembly (the Duma) for approval on May 22, 2018.


Vietnam - Macau
30/5/2018

Vietnam and Macau signed a DTA on April 16, according to a statement released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance on May 11, 2018.


Jordan - Switzerland
30/5/2018

Talks are continuing on a DTA between Jordan and Switzerland, according to a statement released by Jordan's Foreign Ministry on May 14, 2018.


Czech Republic - Ghana
29/5/2018

The Czech Senate approved a law to ratify the DTA with Ghana on May 17, 2018.


Philippines - Various
29/5/2018

The Philippines-Thailand DTA entered into force on March 5, and the Philippines' DTA with Sri Lanka on March 14, the Filipino tax agency announced on May 17, 2018. They will be effective from January 1, 2019.


Jordan - Luxembourg
24/5/2018

Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation met with Luxembourg's Finance Minister to discuss enhanced cooperation between the two countries in a number of areas and agreed to seek to conclude a DTA.


Uzbekistan - Lithuania
24/5/2018

Uzbekistan and Lithuania are to engage in talks towards a DTA, Uzbekistan's state news agency reported May 9, 2018.


Georgia - Saudi Arabia
24/5/2018

Two Georgian committees approved the text of a DTA with Saudi Arabia and forwarded it for ratification, according to a May 17 announcement on the Georgian parliament's website.


Hong Kong - Saudi Arabia
23/5/2018

Hong Kong gazetted an order to ratify its DTA with Saudi Arabia on May 18, 2018.


Turkey - Afghanistan
23/5/2018

Talks are continuing on a DTA between Turkey and Afghanistan, according to a statement released by Turkey's Ministry of the Interior on May 11, 2018.


Finland - Spain
23/5/2018

A new DTA between Finland and Spain will enter into force in January 2019, according to a May 18, 2018, announcement from the Finnish tax authority.


Andorra - Cyprus
22/5/2018

Andorra and Cyprus have signed a DTA, Andorra's Government announced on May 18, 2018.


Singapore - Brazil
14/5/2018

Singapore and Brazil signed a DTA on May 7, 2018.


Morocco - Congo, Republic of the
14/5/2018

A DTA between Morocco and the Congo was signed on April 30, 2018.


Mauritius - Barbados
14/5/2018

The Mauritius Revenue Authority on March 19, 2018, published Government Notice No. 36 of 2018, confirming the entry into force of a Protocol updating its DTA with Barbados.


Netherlands - Malawi
11/5/2018

Legislation allowing for a DTA between the Netherlands and Malawi was ratified on April 30, 2018.


Switzerland - Brazil
11/5/2018

Switzerland and Brazil signed a DTA on May 3, 2018.


Slovakia - Ethiopia
11/5/2018

Slovakia on April 27, 2018, published Notice 123/2018 confirming the entry into force of its DTA with Ethiopia.


India - Kuwait
10/5/2018

The Indian Government on May 7, 2018, announced that the DTA Protocol signed with Kuwait entered into force on March 26, 2018. A notice was published in India's Official Gazette on May 4, 2018.


Slovakia - Iran
9/5/2018

The DTA between Slovakia and Iran became effective on May 1, 2018.




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