Interpretation of Tax Treaties under International Law

Author: F. A. Engelen
Publisher: IBFD
ISBN: 9789076078724
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Double taxation

The principal purpose of this study is to analyse and discuss the rules and principles of international law relevant to the interpretation of treaties in general, and their application to tax treaties in particular. The rules of international law enshrined in Articles 31, 32 and 33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties are discussed in detail. Where appropriate, reference is made to the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, and to the law and procedure of other international courts and tribunals. Since tax treaties are not only a source of legal rights and obligations for the contracting States, but can also be invoked by the taxpayers of those States, this book considers the extent to which the relevant rules and principles of international law are binding on domestic courts and taxpayers. The effect of international law in a State's national legal order is largely dependent on its relevant rules of constitutional law, which vary from country to country. In order to address this issue, the book draws upon the example of the Netherlands and provides a number of leading cases decided by the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad).

The International Taxation System

Author: Andrew Lymer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461510710
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

International taxation is a vital issue for a growing number of business and individuals across the world. The need to understand how the international system of taxation works is therefore a subject of importance to many people. The International Taxation System provides this understanding by bringing together experts from the most important fields in the subject who have each authored chapters especially for this book. They each provide brief, structured and easy to understand explanations of the key concepts edited together into one volume to provide a unique, very readable, guide to the field. While this text is aimed at masters or advanced undergraduate level students, it will also be of interest to those requiring a professional understanding of the topic. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the international taxation system, explains the important issues to be understood in each case and provides suggestions for discussion and further reading.

Multilateral Tax Treaties

Author: Michael Lang
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041107046
Release Date: 1998-04-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Differing provisions in bilateral tax treaties lead to undesired consequences. Tax administrations expend considerable energy combating tax structures devised by taxpayers and their advisers who attempt to use these differences to their advantage. This battle uselessly engages the resources of both enterprises and tax authorities. A model multilateral tax treaty could provide the solution to this problem. The advantages and disadvantages of multilateral tax treaties have been debated for many years. While some multilateral tax treaties have been concluded at regional levels, the concept has yet to gain wide acceptance. Multilateral Tax Treaties results from a research project conducted at the Department for Austrian and International Tax Law at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. The project sought to produce a draft multilateral tax treaty modeled on the OECD Model Income Tax Convention while examining in detail difficulties that arise in connection with the multilateralisation of the OECD Model. The expert papers also present a thorough analysis of the arguments for and against the conclusion of a multilateral tax treaty and of the various European law issues that arise in this context. Multilateral Tax Treaties provides incisive and thought-provoking reading for the international tax specialist and generates further discussion on this important topic.

Other Income Under Tax Treaties

Author: Alexander Bosman
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041166106
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

Bilateral tax treaties are often, to a greater or lesser extent, based on the OECD Model Convention. Among the distributive rules with respect to taxation of income which are laid down in Chapter III of that model, Article 21 assigns the tax jurisdiction in respect of "other income" - understood to mean items of income which are not dealt with in other provisions of the tax treaty - to the residence state in accordance with the main rule underlying the OECD Model, thus ensuring that no income falls outside the scope of the treaty. This study provides a comprehensive analysis of Article 21 of the OECD Model. In extensive detail, and with reference to case law from a number of jurisdictions and to statements of various authorities and official documents, the author shows how Article 21 operates in relation to the other distributive rules of the OECD Model and bilateral tax treaties based thereon. The analysis considers such items of income as the following in relation to Article 21: - income from immovable property; - business profits; - profits from shipping, inland waterways transport, and air transport; - dividends, interest, and royalties; - capital gains; and - income from employment. In addition, the author examines the significance of the OECD Commentaries for the interpretation of tax treaties, the "other income" article in other model conventions, and notable deviations from Article 21 among bilateral tax treaties. An appendix offers well-grounded recommendations on how to potentially amend the wording of Article 21 and the related commentary and how the application of the article can be improved. Although underexposed in the tax law literature heretofore, the "other income" article raises important international taxation issues that remain problematic or unresolved. Tax lawyers, government officials, and other interested professionals will find here a penetrating analysis that goes a long way towards clarifying the characterisation of income that resists the standard categories defined in tax treaties.

United States International Taxation

Author: Allison Christians
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780327174691
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Law

This title is one of six releases from the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series. United States International Taxation embodies the dual goals established for the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series: to provide graduate tax students with a solid foundation in the applicable rules and to enhance their skills in reading and applying complex statutes and regulations. To this end, the text relies very little on the often-times laborious analysis of cases and other sources that are secondary to the Code and the regulations. Instead, each chapter provides an overview of the substantive content, with emphasis on important issues that are not apparent from the language of the Code and regulations. This book contains teaching materials for law school courses in the United States federal income taxation of persons engaged in cross-border activities and transactions. It contains 21 separate Units that address fundamental concepts of residency and source, the taxation of United States persons (citizens, residents, and domestic corporations) on their activities within the United States, and the safeguard rules in place to curtail potentially abusive tax avoidance in the international context.

International Taxation

Author: Joseph Isenbergh
Publisher:
ISBN: 1599414414
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

This helpful study aid updates international aspects of tax systems originating in national environments. It focuses on U.S. taxation as applied to economic activity with an international element. The Third Edition is divided into four sections: basic elements of international taxation, inbound U.S. taxation, outbound U.S. taxation, and income tax treaties. This new offering is from the Concepts and Insights Series and is designed as recommended reading to complement casebook instruction.

Introduction to United States International Taxation

Author: Paul R. McDaniel
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9789041123602
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Law

The 2005 edition of this well-known reference work for the tax community provides an introduction to the application of the United States international taxation system to taxpayers investing or transacting business in the US and other countries. In a relatively brief and manageable form, it sets forth the principles adopted by the US in taxing US or foreign individuals and corporations as they invest, work, or carry on a trade or business in the US or abroad. The presentation focuses on ten specific aspects of the subject matter: general aspects of the corporation income tax, the individual income tax, the tax treatment of partnerships, trusts and estates, and accounting aspects; the basic jurisdictional principles adopted by the US with respect to application of its income tax to international investment and business transactions; the US rules for taxing foreign corporations, foreign partnerships, foreign trusts, and nonresident aliens on their business and investment income derived from US sources; the basic mechanism adopted by the US to alleviate international double taxation on foreign source income derived by US persons; the income tax treatment of foreign corporations controlled by US shareholders; the general inter-company pricing rules and special transfer pricing rules applicable to particular transactions; rules for the treatment of transactions involving currencies other than the US dollar; situations in which US income tax treaty provisions modify the basic rules; and the wealth transfer tax system, including modifications made by estate and gift tax treaties. Throughout the discussion, the authors incorporate references not only to the Internal Revenue Code provisions under discussion, but also to relevant Treasury Regulations and other administrative material and to important cases that have arisen. The materials are current as of 1 January, 2005 and include a complete discussion of the changes made by the 2004 Jobs Creation Act . For non-US tax practitioners, tax professors and students both within and outside the US, and others seeking a structural framework within which a US tax problem can be placed, Introduction to United States International Taxation offers the ideal reference source.

Foreign Tax and Trade Briefs International Withholding Tax Treaty Guide

Author: Walter H. Diamond
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 9780769887654
Release Date: 2018-05-11
Genre: Law

This latest release of Foreign Tax & Trade Briefs - International Witholding Tax Treaty Guide provides the withholding tax rates for more than 1,800 treaties, worldwide, paid on: • Interest on foreign loans • Dividends • Royalties • Rentals • Bank deposits • Technical fees • Shipping and aircraft income Now includes fully updated content on Mozambique, Panama, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Bahrain, Iran, Israel, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Mexico, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Barbados, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Judicial Interpretation of Tax Treaties

Author: Carlo Garbarino
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781785365881
Release Date: 2016-10-28
Genre: Law

Judicial Interpretation of Tax Treaties is a detailed analytical guide to the interpretation of tax treaties at the national level. The book focuses on how domestic courts interpret and apply the OECD Commentary to OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital. Adopting a global perspective, the book gives a systematic presentation of the main interpretive proposals put forward by the OECD Commentary, and analyses selected cases decided in domestic tax systems in order to assess whether and how such solutions are adopted through national judicial process, and indeed which of these are of most practical value. The book operates on two levels: firstly it sets out a clear and comprehensive framework of tax treaty law, which will be an important tool for any tax practitioner. Secondly, the book provides crucial guidance on issues of tax treaty law as applied at domestic level, such as investment or business income, dispute resolution and administrative cooperation.

International Taxation of Permanent Establishments

Author: Michael Kobetsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139500227
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Law

The effects of the growth of multinational enterprises and globalization in the past fifty years have been profound, and many multinational enterprises, such as international banks, now operate around the world through branches known as permanent establishments. The business profits article (Article 7) of the OECD model tax treaty attributes a multinational enterprise's business profits to a permanent establishment in a host country for tax purposes. Michael Kobetsky analyses the principles for allocating the profits of multinational enterprises to permanent establishments under this article, explains the shortcomings of the current arm's length principle for attributing business profits to permanent establishments and considers the alternative method of formulary apportionment for allocating business profits.

Taxation of Companies on Capital Gains on Shares Under Domestic Law EU Law and Tax Treaties

Author: International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
Publisher:
ISBN: 9087222122
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Capital gains tax

"Taxation of Companies on Capital Gains on Shares under Domestic Law, EU Law and Tax Treaties, comprising the proceedings and working documents of a seminar held in Milan on 26 November 2012, is a detailed and comprehensive study on the taxation of capital gains on shares derived by companies."--Extracted from publisher website on March 25, 2014.

Tax Treaty Case Law around the Globe 2015

Author: Michael Lang
Publisher: Linde Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783709407370
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Law

A Global Overview of International Tax Disputes on DTC This book is a unique publication that gives a global overview of international tax disputes on double tax conventions and thereby fills a gap in the area of tax treaty case law. It covers the forty-three most important tax treaty cases which were decided in 2014 around the world. The systematic structure of each case allows the easy and efficient study and comparison of the various applications and interpretation of tax treaties in different regimes. Never before have tax treaty court decisions around the world been presented in such a comprehensive and structured way. With the continuously increasing importance of tax treaties, the proposed book is a valuable resource and a must for all practitioners, multinational businesses, policy makers, tax administrators, judges and academics who are active in tax treaty case law.