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Double Taxation Relief Manual

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DT: Sudan: double taxation agreement, Article 27: Exchange of information

(1) The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Convention or for the prevention of fraud or the administration of statutory provisions against legal avoidance in relation to the taxes which are the subject of this Convention. Any information so exchanged shall be treated as secret but may be disclosed to persons (including a court or administrative body) concerned with assessment, collection, enforcement or prosecution in respect of taxes which are the subject of this Convention.
(2) In no case shall the provisions of paragraph (1) be construed so as to impose on the competent authority of either Contracting State the obligation:
(a) to carry out administrative measures at variance with the laws or administrative practice of that or of the other Contracting State
(b) to supply particulars which are not obtainable under the laws or in the normal course of the administration of that or of the other Contracting State
(c) to supply information which would disclose any trade, business, industrial, commercial or professional secret or trade process, or information, the disclosure of which would be contrary to public policy.