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Australia-British Virgin Islands Tax Information Exchange Agreement

Date:

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Content ID:

1433

Abstract:

The Governments of Australia and the British Virgin Islands have signed an Agreement for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes. The Agreement provides for full exchange of information on request in both criminal and civil tax matters.

In addition, Australia and the British Virgin Islands have signed an Agreement for the Allocation of Taxing Rights with Respect to Certain Income of Individuals. This Agreement will allocate taxing rights over certain income derived by government employees and students.

The Agreements were signed by the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency John Dauth LVO, and the Premier of the British Virgin Islands, the Hon Ralph O’Neal, on 27 October 2008.

The Agreements will enter into force after Australia and the British Virgin Islands have advised that they have completed their domestic requirements. Legislation for this purpose will be introduced into the Australian Parliament as soon as practicable.

The signing of these Agreements was announced by the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, in Media Release No.089 of 2008.

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Agreement for the Exchange of Information Relating to Taxes  527.20kb
Allocation of Taxing Rights with Respect to Certain Income of Individuals  224.92kb

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