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South Africa

Taxand South Africa provides an update on protocols, progress on tax treaties, tax information exchange agreements and agreements on mutual administrative assistance.

  • The date of entry into force of the Protocol to the double taxation agreement (DTA) between South Africa and Cyprus is 18 September 2015.
  • The Protocol to the DTA between South Africa and Norway was ratified in South Africa. The date of entry into force is 20 November 2015.
  • The Protocol to the DTA between South Africa and Botswana was ratified in South Africa. The date of entry into force is 19 August 2015.
  • The date of entry into force of the DTA between South Africa and Hong Kong is 20 October 2015.
  • The date of entry into force of the DTA between South Africa and Kenya is 19 June 2015.
  • The Customs Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement (CMAAA) between South Africa and Zimbabwe was ratified in both countries. The date of entry into force is 1 October 2015.
  • The CMAAA between South Africa and Sudan was ratified in both countries. The date of entry into force is 1 December 2015.
  • Negotiations have commenced between South Africa and Panama for the conclusion of a Tax Information Exchange Agreement.

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Taxpayers in South Africa should take note of this update to ensure they remain compliant.

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Bernard Du Plessis
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South Africa
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