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Croatia Publishes Draft Law to Ratify BEPS MLI — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

Croatia's Ministry of Finance has published for consultation the draft law for the ratification of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI). After the internal ratification process is completed, Croatia must deposit its ratification instrument to bring the MLI into force for its covered agreements (tax treaties).

The MLI will generally enter into force for a particular covered agreement on the first day of the month following a three-month period after both parties to the covered agreement have deposited their ratification instrument. Once in force, the provisions of the MLI will generally apply for a covered agreement from 1 January of the year following its entry into force in respect of withholding taxes, and for all other taxes with respect to taxable periods beginning on or after the expiration of a 6-month period following the date of entry into force. However, for Croatia's own application of the MLI in respect of other taxes, Croatia has taken the reservation that the MLI will apply for tax periods beginning on or after 1 January of the next calendar year following a six-month period after the MLI's entry into force.

Click the following link for Croatia's provisional list of reservations and notifications at the time of signature. A definitive list will be provided when the ratification instrument is deposited.