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Canada-France Tax Treaty - New Protocol Now in Force 

Global Tax Adviser


January 07, 2014


The new Protocol amending the Canada-France tax treaty entered into force on December 30, 2013. As a result, the provisions of the Protocol related to Canadian withholding taxes will take effect January 1, 2014. For other Canadian taxes, the provisions of the Protocol will take effect for taxation years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

The Protocol extends the territorial coverage of the Convention to New Caledonia and reflects the OECD's standards for the exchange of tax information.


Canada and France signed the Protocol on February 2, 2010. The Tax Convention, which was originally signed on May 2, 1975, was previously amended on January 16, 1987 and November 30, 1995.


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