Kazakhstan

Uzbekistan signs Decree PP-2971 to ratify amending DTA protocol with Kazakhstan

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The President of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a Decree PP-2971 on 18th of May 2017 for ratifying the amending protocol of Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan, Ireland sign the DTA

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On 26th of April 2017, the Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Ireland and Kazakhstan was signed by the Governments of Kazakhstan and Ireland for the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion concerning income taxes. From the Kazakh side, the document was signed by Finance Minister, Bakhyt Sultanov, and from the Irish side by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland to Kazakhstan (with residence in Moscow) Adrian McDaid. The sides stressed there are concrete opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation in the trade and economic sphere and noted the importance of concluding this Convention which will undoubtedly give serious impetus to business partnership.

Kazakhstan: Decree No. 56 amends to specific customs levies

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The Governmental Decree No. 56 of 13th February 2017 amends provisions on the specific customs levies that apply in addition to customs duties. For the first customs declaration, specific customs duties of KZT 25,000 apply and then KZT 11,000 for every extra customs declaration list for the objective of customs processing of goods. Specific duties ranging from KZT 5,000 to KZT 353,000 applies for customs escort and KZT 29,000 for a primary ruling. The amendments are effective from 1st March 2017.

Kazakhstan, Slovenia DTA enter into force

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A Double Tax Agreement of 2016 between Kazakhstan and Slovenia has entered into force on 30th of December 2016. It has been applicable from 1st of January 2017.

Kazakhstan: List of priority business activities to be performed within SEZs

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The Government Resolution No. 10 has been published on 24th January 2017 regarding priority business activities within Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the Government Legal Database Adilet. In accordance with the latest legislation, a company requires to fulfill certain conditions such as carrying out priority business activities listed by the government for receiving tax incentives and need to active within a SEZs. The Resolution enters into force after 10 calendar days following its first official publication. The list of facilities have given on the area of industrial buildings, structures, machinery, transport, assembly, processing, light industry and other industries, including production and economic structures (freestanding warehouses and storage require special conditions for storage of goods and materials, as well as other special design solutions and activities), buildings and structures of power system, agricultural enterprises and many other facilities of which are intended for the implementation of priority activities of special economic zones.

India: Protocol to the treaty with Kazakhstan 

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India and Kazakhstan signed an amending protocol to the India – Kazakhstan Income and Capital Tax Treaty (1996), in New Delhi on 6 January 2017. The treaty provides for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.

DTA between Kazakhstan and Slovenia ratified

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The President of Kazakhstan has signed the Income and Capital Tax Treaty (2016) between Kazakhstan and Slovenia on 30th December 2016 for avoiding double taxation. This has been ratified by Kazakhstan.