quinta-feira, abril 24, 2008

OECD publishes draft model tax convention update

The OECD has released the 2008 draft update to the Model Tax Convention.
The 2008 update covers the feedback from six reports released over the last 16 months:
Improving the Resolution of Tax Treaty Disputes; Revised Commentary on Article 7; Application and Interpretation of Article 24 (Non-Discrimination); Tax Treaty Issues related to REITs and The Tax Treaty Treatment of Services: Proposed Commentary Changes.
The update also includes a number of technical changes to the Commentary on the Model Tax Convention including:• The concept of "place of effective management"• The situation of dual-resident persons who are treaty non-residents under the tie-breaker rule.• Certain aspects of the definition of royalties.• An interpretation issue related to the distribution of software.
Comments should be sent electronically by May 31 2008 to Jeffrey Owens, Director of the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. (...)

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