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Singapore: Double Tax Treaties

Introduction

A double tax treaty allows that tax paid can be offset in one of two countries against tax payable in the other, thus avoiding double taxation. Singapore is a signatory to double tax treaties with many countries throughout the world. Some forms of income are exempt from tax or qualify for reduced rates. These include royalties, dividends and capital gains.

Latest Singapore Treaty Updates

Treaty Update: Singapore - India
07 March, 2017
Singapore's DTA Protocol with India entered into force on February 27, 2017.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Uruguay
07 March, 2017
The DTA between Singapore and Uruguay will enter into force on March 14, 2017.
Treaty Update: India - Singapore
05 January, 2017
India and Singapore signed a DTA Protocol on December 30.
Treaty Update: Russia - Singapore
09 December, 2016
A Protocol to the Russia-Singapore DTA entered into force on November 25.
Treaty Update: Nigeria - Singapore
28 November, 2016
Nigeria's Cabinet approved the new DTA with Singapore at its meeting on November 16.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Laos
21 November, 2016
The DTA between Laos and Singapore entered into force on November 11, 2016.
Treaty Update: India - Singapore
18 November, 2016
The Indian Government said its new DTA Protocol with Singapore entered into force on October 29.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Japan
26 October, 2016
Singapore and Japan have agreed to automatically exchange financial account information under the OECD's Common Reporting Standard.
Treaty Update: Korea, South - Singapore
25 October, 2016
On October 14 South Korea signed an automatic tax information exchange deal with Singapore.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Australia
13 September, 2016
Singapore and Australia have agreed an agreement to exchange tax information automatically under the Common Reporting Standard.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Ethiopia
06 September, 2016
Singapore and Ethiopia signed on August 24 a double tax agreement.
Treaty Update: Singapore - France
09 June, 2016
A DTA between Singapore and France entered into force on June 1, 2016.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Cambodia
01 June, 2016
Singapore and Cambodia signed a DTA on May 20, 2016.
Treaty Update: India - Singapore
23 May, 2016
India's Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, has confirmed that India intends to launch negotiations to conclude a DTA Protocol with Singapore by the end of India's fiscal year end.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand
18 May, 2016
A new DTA between Singapore and Thailand will become effective on January 1, 2017, following the completion of domestic ratification procedures.
Treaty Update: United Arab Emirates - Singapore
22 March, 2016
The Second Protocol to the UAE-Singapore DTA entered into force on March 16, 2016.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand
25 February, 2016
A DTA Protocol between Singapore and Thailand entered into force on February 15, 2016.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Rwanda
24 February, 2016
A new DTA between Singapore and Rwanda entered into force on February 15, 2016.
Treaty Update: Seychelles - Singapore
13 January, 2016
The Seychelles-Singapore DTA became effective on January 1, 2016.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Luxembourg
11 January, 2016
The revised DTA between Singapore and Luxembourg entered into force on December 28, 2015.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Thailand
22 June, 2015
Singapore and Thailand signed a DTA on June 11, 2015.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Ethiopia
20 April, 2015
According to preliminary media reports, Singapore has expressed interest in launching DTA negotiations with Ethiopia.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Various
21 January, 2015
Singapore signed DTAs with France and Uruguay on January 16, 2015, and January 15, 2015, respectively.
Treaty Update: Singapore - United Arab Emirates
04 November, 2014
Singapore signed a protocol amending its DTA with the United Arab Emirates on October 31, 2014.
Treaty Update: Singapore - Various
17 September, 2014
DTA protocols signed by Singapore with the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan entered into force on September 12, 2014.
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