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Press Release

Japanese

February 21, 2020

Ministry of Finance

Tax Treaties Covered by the Convention to Implement
Measures to Prevent BEPS will be Increased
[ Qatar ]

[Provisional translation]

1. On February 14, Japan made the notification to add the tax treaty between Japan and Qatar to the list of existing tax treaties to be covered by the "Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" (Convention to Implement Measures to Prevent BEPS) to the Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) acting as the Depositary of this Convention.

* Qatar deposited its instrument of ratification of this Convention on December 23, 2019.

2. This Convention applies to an existing tax treaty where both parties to that tax treaty have chosen to apply this Convention to it and where this Convention has entered into force for those parties. The tax treaty between Japan and Qatar will satisfy those requirements on April 1, 2020.

3. The provisions of this Convention applicable to an existing tax treaty and the timing of entry into effect of this Convention for it are determined depending on the choices of each of the parties to that tax treaty. For the details of the application of this Convention to the tax treaties of Japan, see the webpages below.


  ◆The text of the Convention to Implement Measures to Prevent BEPS
 “Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit
    Shifting”(Japanese(PDF:997KB)English(PDF:269KB)
  ◆List of Reservations and Notifications of Signatories and Parties to the Convention to Implement Measures to
     Prevent BEPS [link to the website of the OECD]
  ◆Convention to Implement Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI)
      -List of Reservations and Notifications of Japan (Japanese(PDF:486KB)English(PDF:368KB)
      -Application of the MLI to Japan's Tax Treaties

Contact

Ministry of Finance : Tel 03(3581)4111
International Tax Policy Division, Tax Bureau (ext.5335)