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HMRC announces details of the UK’s treaty negotiating priorities for 2019
The Government reviews the UK’s Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) priorities each year to ensure that the UK’s treaties continue to meet the needs of businesses and individuals. HMRC monitors other countries’ treaties and invites representations from business, individuals, representative bodies, other Government departments and others with an interest in this area. We use the results to produce a programme of work for the year ahead, which is approved by HM Treasury ministers.
Programme for 2019
We plan to enter into discussions with a number of countries to update our treaties to conform with international standards and to ensure our treaty network continues to meet the objective set out above.
We plan to begin negotiations on DTAs and Protocols with:
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
We also plan to continue discussions on DTAs and Protocols with:
- Costa Rica
Developments since 1 January 2018
We have signed new agreements with:
- Isle of Man
The following agreements have entered into force:
- Isle of Man