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Canada Signs TIEA with Liechtenstein - by Heather O'Hagan and Raphael Barchichat 

Global Tax Adviser


February 05, 2013


Heather O'Hagan
Toronto, International Tax News


Raphael Barchichat
Montreal, International Corporate Tax


Finance has 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 both countries have notified the other that they have ratified the agreement. The TIEA will apply to taxable periods beginning on or after January 1 in the calendar year following entry into force (under Article 12).


According to Finance's announcement, Canada has TIEAs in force with 16 jurisdictions.


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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