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Australia and Japan schedule talks to revise Income Tax Treaty


Friday, 12 January 2007

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Further to the Treasurer’s announcement on 17 November 2006, officials from the Australian Treasury and Japanese Ministry of Finance have agreed to commence formal talks to revise the current tax treaty between the two countries.

The negotiations are scheduled to begin in Tokyo on 22 January 2007.

The negotiations will seek to modify the existing tax treaty, which has been in force since 1970. 

The Treasurer has previously called for public submissions.

For further details, please contact:

Tax Treaties Unit
International Tax and Treaties Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent
Parkes ACT 2600

Phone: 61 2 6263 2854

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