UK Double Taxation Treaties
Double Tax Treaties are agreements entered into between two or more countries or states designed to prevent tax being deducted twice where the same income is taxable in all states. These also provide rules concerning treatment of cross-border trade.
There are more than 2,500 Double Tax Treaties worldwide and the UK has one of the largest networks of treaties with over 120 currently in force and further treaties being negotiated. The UK has a strong commitment to encourage cross-border economic activity and to promote international trade.
A full list of double tax treaties currently in force with the UK can be found below;
|Antigua and Barbuda||Fiji||Lesotho||Singapore|
|Botswana||India||Morocco||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Burma||Isle of Man||Nigeria||Tuvalu|
|Cayman Islands||Ivory Coast||Pakistan||USA|
|Chile||Jamaica||Papua New Guinea||U.S.S.R|
|Estonia||Korea||St Christopher (St. Kitts)- Nevis|
|Falkland Islands||Latvia||Serbia & Montenegro|
Many of these agreements have been in existence for in excess of fifty years.
Further to these agreements the UK has also signed further treaties with Brunei Darussalam, India, Germany, China, Ethiopia and Brazil which are not yet in force.