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Canada-Hong Kong Treaty Now in Force 

Global Tax Adviser


November 05, 2013


Finance has announced that Canada's tax treaty with Hong Kong came into force on October 29, 2013. Under the treaty, which was signed on November 11, 2012, withholding tax is limited to:

  • 15% on dividends (or 5% for a company (other than a partnership) that controls (directly or indirectly) at least 10% of the voting power in the company paying the dividends)
  • 10% on interest and royalties.


Entry into force
The treaty will have effect in Canada for tax withheld at source on amounts paid or credited to non-residents, on or after January 1, 2014. For other taxes, the treaty will have effect for taxation years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.


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