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Iceland has several agreements on tax issues with other countries. Persons permanently residing and subject to an unlimited tax obligation in one of the contracting states may be entitled to exemption or reduction in the taxation of income and property, in accordance with the provisions of each agreement, without the income being otherwise doubly taxed. Each agreement is different and it is therefore necessary to review the agreement in question in order to determine where the tax debt of the person concerned is actually located and the taxes prescribed by the agreement. The provisions of tax treaties with other countries may result in a restriction of Icelandic tax law. The agreement is the standard for the effective exchange of information within the meaning of the OECD`s initiative on harmful tax practices. This agreement, published in April 2002, is not a binding instrument, but includes two models of bilateral agreements. A number of bilateral agreements were based on this agreement. [36] Bilateral tax treaties are often based on conventions and guidelines from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an intergovernmental agency representing 35 countries. Agreements can address many issues such as the taxation of different income categories (for example. B corporate profits, royalties, capital income, labour income, etc.), methods of eliminating double taxation (.

B for example, the method of exemption, the method of credit, etc.) and provisions such as reciprocal exchange of information and tax collection assistance. Many countries have tax treaties with other countries (also known as double taxation agreements or DBAs) to avoid or mitigate double taxation. Such contracts may include a number of taxes, including income taxes, inheritance tax, VAT or other taxes. [1] In addition to bilateral treaties, multilateral treaties also exist. For example, European Union (EU) countries are parties to a multilateral agreement on VAT under the auspices of the EU, while a joint mutual assistance treaty between the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is open to all countries. Tax treaties tend to reduce taxes in one contracting country for residents of the other contracting country in order to reduce double taxation of the same income. Bulgaria Bulgarian tax agreements and international agreements Note that the exemption/reduction in Iceland provided by the current agreements can only be achieved if the Director of Internal Revenue requests an exemption/reduction on Form 5.42. Until there is an exemption allowed with the number one registered, you have to pay taxes in Iceland. 2 The multilateral instrument is legally applicable under the International Tax Agreements Act of 1953.

Their entry into force was notified on 10 January 2019, in accordance with Section 4A. The justification is given by the Amendment of the Treasury Laws (OECD Multilateral Instrument) Bill 2018. . As a general rule, the benefits of tax treaties are only available to taxpayers in one of the contracting countries. [8] In most cases, a person who is tax resident in a country is any person taxable under that country`s national law because of their home, home, place of insertion or similar criteria. [9] Tax treaties generally reduce U.S. taxes on foreign residents, as defined in existing contracts.