2. The competent authority endeavours to resolve the matter by mutual agreement with the competent authority of the other contracting State where the objection appears to be well founded and is unable to find a satisfactory solution to resolve the matter by mutual agreement with the competent authority of the other contracting State, in order to avoid taxation that is not in accordance with the agreement. Although the application of double taxation agreements is relatively common, the right to tax relief can be complicated. It is essential to determine whether this is possible and how a double taxation agreement should be applied, given that it is the country of residence that generally pays tax duties. Since there are many rules and complications that can arise when applying double taxation agreements, it is important to seek professional help from a qualified and experienced accountant. For the purposes of this article, we consider that a person is tax resident in the United Kingdom and resident of an additional country, although double taxation agreements may exist between two countries. The Double Taxation Convention came into force on October 26, 1988. The treaty consists of 29 articles and an additional protocol containing two other articles that were signed between two countries in accordance with the OECD model tax agreement between two countries. As a result, the first articles contain terms and explanations regarding covered persons and taxes, general definitions, residence and stable establishment, and the other articles contain provisions on the prevention of double taxation of taxes on real estate, sea, air and land income, associated businesses, dividends, interest, royalties, capital gains, autonomy and employment. Social security agreements have been concluded with the following countries: 4.

The competent authorities of the contracting states can communicate directly with each other in order to reach an agreement in accordance with the previous paragraphs. It is much more common to seek the services of a qualified and experienced accountant to seek tax breaks through double taxation agreements. Fees vary depending on the complexity of an individual`s personal life, in almost all cases, the tax savings far exceed all the costs of using an accountant – and they can be sure to pay the correct amount of tax with total confidence. That`s why we offer a first free consultation with a qualified accountant that will give you answers to your questions and help you understand if a double taxation agreement could apply to you and help you save huge amounts of unnecessary taxes. Look at tax rates, the latest tax news and information on double taxation agreements with our specialized online resources, guides and useful links. Each double taxation agreement is different, although many follow very similar guidelines, although the details are different. If you are considered a taxpayer residing in two or more countries, it is important to understand any tax breaks through double taxation agreements. If a person is considered non-resident in the United Kingdom under double taxation agreements, that person would only be taxable in the United Kingdom if the income comes from activities in the United Kingdom. This is important because it means that all non-UK income and investment profits are protected from UK tax. The table below shows countries that have entered into a double taxation agreement with the United Kingdom (as of October 23, 2018). On the UK government`s website, you will find an updated list of active and historic double taxation conventions.

We contain a collection of global double taxation conventions in English (and other languages, if available) to assist members in their applications. If you`re having trouble finding a contract, call the application team on (0)20 7920 8620 or email us at library@icaew.com.