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International Manual

Double Taxation Applications and Claims: companies: Abbreviations used for companies in other countries

Country Abbreviation Meaning of abbreviation, or notes
     
Australia LtdPty LtdNL LimitedProprietary LimitedNo Liability
Belgium SA Société Anonyme
Cayman Islands   The name of a company does not have to include the suffix “Ltd” and may appear to be an individual. However, the answers to the questions about a corporation on form A1 for FOTRA and foreign dividends income should indicate the status of the claimant.
Denmark A/S Aktieselskab
France SASARL Société AnonymeSociété à Responsabilité Limitée
Germany Gmbh Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung
Italy SpA Società per Azioni
Malaysia Sdn Bhd Sendirian Berhad
Netherlands BVNV Besloten VennootschapNaamloze Vennootschap
Norway A/S Aksjeselskap
Portugal SA Sociedade Anonima
South Africa Beperk Signifies a limited company
Spain SA Sociedad Anónima
Switzerland AGSARLSpA AktiengesellschaftSociété à Responsabilité LimitéeSocietà per Azioni
Sweden AB Aktiebolag
USA Inc Incorporated