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Explanatory Memorandum - The Australia-Turkey Convention


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

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Public submissions are invited on a draft explanatory memorandum to the Australia-Turkey Tax Treaty.

The explanatory memorandum will provide a technical explanation of the provisions of the treaty which was signed on 28 April 2010. A copy of the treaty is provided in the explanatory memorandum, and is also available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.  

The signing of the treaty was announced by the former Assistant Treasurer on 29 April 2010 (Media Release No. 079). The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is yet to advise Parliament on this treaty action. No action will be taken to introduce relevant legislation into Parliament until after the Government has considered the Committee’s report.

Making a submission

Interested parties are invited to comment on the paper. While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment. Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

Closing date for submissions: Monday, 21 February 2011

Address written submissions to:
The Manager
Tax Treaties Unit
Financial System Division
The Treasury
Langton Crescent

Email: taxtreatiesunitconsultation@treasury.gov.au

Documents Available:

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 Acrobat (PDF)

Explanatory Memorandum  435.00kb

Microsoft Word (RTF) documents

 Microsoft Word (RTF)

Explanatory Memorandum  998.45kb

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