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Canada’s first post-BEPS tax treaty: implementing the new treaty shopping proposals

Last November, we told you about the new treaty shopping rules proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) as part of the final report on Action 6 of the Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS Action Plan).

The main proposal in Action 6 was the amendment of the OECD model tax treaty to include “limitation on benefit” provisions. Two types of provisions were proposed: (i) specific provisions (LoB provisions) that limit the availability of treaty benefits to individuals, corporations, and other organizations that meet specific criteria that are … Continue Reading

OECD report proposes new treaty shopping rules

In February we wrote about a discussion draft of Action 6 of the Action Plan on Base Erosion (BEPS Action Plan) developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) at the request of the G20. In October, the OECD published its final report on Action 6 of the BEPS Action Plan.

Action 6 is intended to address the phenomenon of “treaty shopping”, a practice whereby a business structures itself to take advantage of tax treaties with favourable provisions that are ordinarily unavailable. One example of treaty shopping involves a corporation resident in a country … Continue Reading

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