08.13.10

Seychelles signs TIEA with Netherlands

Posted in Financial Services, International Organisations, International relations, Seychelles government at 2:51 pm by Robert Klien

The Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA)  was signed between the Seychelles and the Netherlands. This is the first agreement of this kind for the Seychelles, but not the last one, the Seychelles government following its policy to develop Seychelles international business and financial services sector.

The Seychelles and the Netherlands have agreed to incorporate the OECD standard for such agreements into their TIEA. This will encourage tax authorities of both parties to exchange taxpayer information for specific purposes, including countering tax evasion and money laundering. Also, according to the agreement , neither tax authority can refuse to provide information solely because it does not require the information for domestic purposes, or because it is held by a bank or similar institution.

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