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Belize: Double Tax Treaties


This page was last updated on 16 April 2021.

Belize has double tax treaties with the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark and the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

In 2010, aiming to be removed from the OECD grey list, Belize signed tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) with the United Kingdom, Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Portugal. Since then, Belize has signed TIEAs with Mexico (2011) and Poland (2013).


Latest Belize Treaty Updates

Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Belize
26 July, 2018
The UK Government on July 23, 2018, published a consolidated version of the twice amended Belize-UK DTA.
Treaty Update: Switzerland - Belize
20 August, 2015
Switzerland and Belize signed a TIEA on August 10, 2015.
Treaty Update: India - Belize
20 January, 2014
In a notification published on January 7, 2014, the Indian Government confirmed that the TIEA signed between Belize and India entered into force on November 25, 2013, following the completion of both territories' domestic ratification procedures.
Treaty Update: Ukraine - Belize
25 June, 2013
Ukraine's Council of Ministers approved a draft TIEA with Belize on July 19, 2013.
Treaty Update: Poland - Belize
23 May, 2013
Belize and Poland signed a TIEA on May 15, 2013.
Treaty Update: Belize - Various
24 December, 2012
Belize's parliament has approved legislation adding tax information exchange provisions to Belize's DTAs with members of the Caribbean Community, which includes Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Treaty Update: Belize - Mexico
15 August, 2012
According to preliminary media reports, the TIEA signed between Belize and Mexico on November 17, 2011, entered into force on August 9, 2012, and will generally be effective from this date.
Treaty Update: Mexico - Belize
26 March, 2012
According to preliminary media reports, the Foreign Relations Commission of the Mexican Senate on March 21, 2012, approved a law ratifying the pending TIEA signed with Belize.
Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Belize
11 August, 2011
The TIEA between the UK and Belize entered into force on August 1, 2011. The TIEA was signed on March 25, 2010 and has effect from August 1, 2011.
Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Belize
18 July, 2011
The UK issued on July 13 an International Tax Enforcement Order giving effect to the TIEA signed with Belize on March 25, 2010.
Treaty Update: Norway - Belize
08 June, 2011
Treaty Update: United Kingdom - Belize
25 May, 2011
The UK began the legislative process. The TIEA was signed on March 31, 2010. The TIEA covers all taxes in both territories, and provides for the exchange of information relevant to the administration and enforcement of domestic tax laws, and the determination, assessment and collection of such taxes, the recovery and enforcement of tax claims and the investigation/prosecution of tax matters. The TIEA also permits the request of information held by banks and other financial institutions, and information regarding the ownership of companies, partnerhsips, trusts and foundations.
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