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Canada Signs TIEA with Liechtenstein - by Brian Mustard and Raphael Barchichat 

Global Tax Adviser


April 16, 2013


Brian Mustard
Montreal, International Corporate Tax


Raphael Barchichat
Montreal, International Corporate Tax


The Department of Finance announced that Canada signed a new Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) with Liechtenstein on January 31, 2013. Based on the OECD's internationally agreed standard, a TIEA sets out a framework for exchanging information between countries to assist in the administration and enforcement of tax laws.

Canada's TIEA with Liechtenstein will enter into force 30 days after each country has notified the other in writing that their respective requirements for entry into force have been fulfilled. The TIEA will apply to taxation years beginning after the first day of January in the calendar year following the year when the TIEA enters into force.



Generally, a signed TIEA comes into force once it has been ratified by both countries, however the ratification process can be lengthy. To come into force, a signed TIEA must first be tabled in the House of Commons. Then, after it is ratified by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, notification is sent to the other country or countries involved.


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