Protocol Amending Tax Treaty with Sweden was Signed

Protocol Amending Tax Treaty with Sweden was Signed

On 5 December 2013, the governments of Japan and Sweden signed the Protocol amending the current tax treaty between the two countries.

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The main amendments are as follows:

  • Expansion of the scope of exemption of taxes withheld at source on investment income (dividends, interest and royalties)
  • Introduction of provisions for preventing tax avoidance (Limitation on Benefits provision and Main Purpose Test provision, etc.)
  • Introduction of the arbitration proceeding in the mutual agreement procedure
  • Expansion of the scope of assistance in the collection of taxes

 

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