The Swiss Federal Council on August 15 adopted the dispatch on the tax treaty with Saudi Arabia.
Japan and Colombia have completed tax treaty negotiations, Colombia’s Finance Minister, Mauricio Cárdenas, announced on July 30.
The tax treaty between Singapore and Nigeria will enter into force on November 1, 2018, and will take effect on January 1, 2019.
Guernsey has signed a new tax treaty with the UK. The new tax treaty replaces the one that has been in force since 1951.
The new tax treaty is based, broadly, on the OECD Model Tax Convention, which Guernsey has generally followed in its negotiations with other jurisdictions in recent years. The text of the tax treaty incorporates some of the recent international standards designed to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
The governments of UK and Isle of Man signed a new tax treaty on July 2.
The tax treaty is based on the latest OECD Model Tax Convention and includes provisions to reflect the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) measures.
The UAE has newly joined the OECD’s Inclusive Framework on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS).
The Inclusive Framework on BEPS allows interested countries and jurisdictions to work with the OECD and Group of Twenty nations on monitoring the implementation of the BEPS proposals.
India’s Union Cabinet has approved revision of the country’s tax treaty with Qatar.
The revised tax treaty includes a limitation of benefits clause to prevent treaty shopping. It meets the base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) minimum standards on treaty abuse (BEPS Action 6) and mutual agreement procedure (BEPS Action 14).
The Indian Government has approved the country’s tax treaty with Iran.
The tax treaty is in line with the ones entered into by India with other countries. The proposed treaty also meets tax treaty-related minimum standards proposed under the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting project, in which India is participating on an equal footing.
An amending Protocol to the UK-Mauritius tax treaty was signed on February 28, 2018.
Singapore and Tunisia have signed a tax treaty, which provides for low withholding tax rates and a detailed exchange of information provision.