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Double Taxation Relief Manual

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Switzerland: double taxation agreement, Article 29: Termination

(1) This Convention shall remain in force until denounced by a Contracting State. Either Contracting State may denounce the Convention, through diplomatic channels, by giving notice of termination at least six months before the end of any calendar year after the year 1983. In such event, the Convention shall cease to have effect:

(a) in the United Kingdom:

(i) in respect of income tax and capital gains tax, for any year of assessment beginning on or after 6 April in the calendar year next following that in which the notice is given;  


(ii) in respect of corporation tax and development land tax, for any financial year beginning on or after 1 April in the calendar year next following that in which the notice is given;(iii) in respect of petroleum revenue tax, for any chargeable period beginning on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following that in which the notice is given;  

(b) in Switzerland:

for any taxable year beginning on or after 1 January of the calendar year next following that in which such notice is given.

(2) The termination of this Convention shall not have the effect of reviving any treaty or arrangement abrogated by this Convention or by treaties previously concluded between the Contracting States.