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Pakistan to Negotiate Revisions to Several Tax Treaties

On 13 July 2017, the Pakistan Cabinet reportedly approved the negotiation of revisions to several income tax treaties, including:

  • The 1981 treaty with Bangladesh;
  • The 1999 treaty with Iran;
  • The 2008 treaty with Japan;
  • The 1998 treaty with Kuwait;
  • The 1994 treaty with Mauritius;
  • The 1999 treaty Oman;
  • The 2006 treaty with Saudi Arabia;
  • The 2010 treaty with Serbia;
  • The 1998 treaty with South Africa;
  • The 1985 treaty with Sweden;
  • The 2004 treaty with Tajikistan;
  • The 1980 treaty with Thailand;
  • The 1994 treaty with Turkmenistan;
  • The 2008 treaty with Ukraine;
  • The 1986 treaty with the United Kingdom;
  • The 2004 treaty with Vietnam; and
  • The 2004 treaty with Yemen.

The Cabinet also approved the negotiation of revisions to an income tax treaty with Sudan, which was initialed in 2010, but not yet signed.

Any revisions would be the first to the respective tax treaties, and must be finalized, signed, and ratified before entering into force.

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