An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.

Status

This bill has received Royal Assent and is now law.

Summary

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This enactment amends the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984 to implement a Protocol that amends the Convention between Canada and the United States of America with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital and adds Annexes A and B to it. The major change contained in the Protocol is the elimination of all withholding tax on cross-border payments of interest. The elimination is immediate for arm’s length payments of interest and phased in over three years for non-arm’s length payments. Other changes to the Convention include new rules for the treatment of “limited liability companies” (LLCs), pensions, stock options, corporate continuances and taxpayers who change residence from one country to the other. Annex A to the Convention clarifies the interpretation of a number of provisions of the Convention. Annex B to the Convention provides for a binding arbitration procedure.

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Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984Routine Proceedings

November 22nd, 2007 / 10:10 a.m.
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Conservative

Peter Van Loan Conservative York—Simcoe, ON

moved that Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984 be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)