Zambia: Treaty Summary
The table summarises the provisions of the treaty as they relate to income beneficially owned by UK residents. The rate shown is the ‘treaty rate’ and does not reflect taxes chargeable under domestic law before relief is given under the provisions of the treaty. The ‘treaty rate’ is the maximum rate at which Zambia is permitted to tax income in the relevant categories under the treaty. Rates chargeable under domestic law may be higher or lower.
In all cases other conditions for relief (e.g. beneficial ownership) will have to be met before relief is due under the treaty. The text of the treaty itself should be consulted for the full details. The text of the treaty can be found on gov.uk.
|Portfolio dividends||5%||Article 10|
|Dividends on direct investments||5%||Article 10|
|Conditions for lower rate on dividends on direct investments||n/a|
|Property income dividends||15%||Article 10|
|Interest||10% (note 1)|
|Government pensions||Taxable only in Zambia unless the individual is a resident of, and a national of, the UK||Article 18|
|Other pensions and annuities||Taxable in the UK (note 2)||Article 17|
Note 1: Interest paid in the following circumstances is taxable only in the UK if:
- The beneficial owner is the UK government, the Bank of England, a political subdivision or local authority thereof.
- The beneficial owner is any agency wholly owned by the UK government, political subdivision or local authority thereof.
Note 2: Provided the pension is subject to tax in the UK. Lump sum payments are taxable only in the UK. Social security pensions are taxable only in Zambia.