The provisions of the DBA apply to persons residing in one or both contracting states. For more information on the agreement between Singapore and South Africa on the prevention of double taxation and the prevention of income tax evasion, see the IRAS. Read more Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Albania to avoid double taxation on income and capital Both countries apply the credit method for the elimination of double taxation. For dividends paid to a Singapore company, the credit also takes into account taxes on the profits on which the dividends are paid, provided that the Singapore company directly or indirectly owns at least 10% of the share capital of the South African company. The final protocol of the treaty stipulates that South Africa must inform Singapore and begin negotiations to ensure treatment comparable to that provided for the third country when South Africa concludes an agreement with a third country providing for a lower withholding tax rate on dividends. The purpose of the DBAs is to reduce the double taxation of income in one jurisdiction that is that of a resident of another resident. The DBA between Singapore and South Africa, in force since 16 December 2016, obtains a double taxation exemption in the situation in which income is taxed for both countries. The treaty provides that, where a company is considered to be established in the two contracting states, the competent authorities determine the place of residence of the company by mutual agreement within the meaning of the treaty. In the absence of an agreement, the company is deemed not to fall within the scope of the treaty, with the exception of the provisions of Article 24 (Exchange of Information). . The new income tax agreement between Singapore and South Africa came into force on 16 December 2016. The treaty, signed on 23 November 2015 by South Africa and Singapore on 30 November, replaces the 1996 tax treaty between the two countries. .
1 Australia`s income tax agreements will be subject to income tax by the International Tax Agreements Act of 1953. The agreement between the Australian Bureau of Trade and Industry and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office on the prevention of double taxation and the prevention of income tax evasion is a less treaty-compliant document, adopted as Schedule 1 of the International Tax Agreements Act of 1953.