An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Colombia, Greece and Turkey for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in December 2009.

Status

First reading (House), as of Dec. 15, 2009
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment implements the most recent tax treaties that Canada has concluded with Colombia, Greece and Turkey.

The treaties implemented reflect efforts to expand Canada’s tax treaty network. Those treaties are generally patterned on the Model Double Taxation Convention prepared by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Tax treaties have two main objectives: the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion. Since a tax treaty contains taxation rules that are different from the provisions of the Income Tax Act, it becomes effective only after being given precedence over domestic legislation by an Act of Parliament such as this one. Finally, for each of these tax treaties to become effective, it must to be ratified after the enactment of this Act.

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December 3rd, 2009 / 9:50 a.m.
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President, Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada

Marie-France Kenny

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