Treaty for Avoidance of Double Taxation
A Treaty for Avoidance of Double Taxation (TADT) between the United States and Bulgaria was signed in Washington D.C. on February 23, 2007, by the Minister of Finance of Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski and the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury, Robert M. Kimmitt. The two sides are now negotiating language for an additional protocol that will accompany the treaty. Once this has been agreed, the Treaty and protocol must undergo formal ratification procedures in both the U.S. Senate and the Parliament of Bulgaria. Once ratified, they will take effect on January 1 of the following year.
The TADT applies to direct taxes only and excludes indirect levies, such as value-added and excise taxes, as well as all social contributions. TADT applies to all sources of income that residents of either state have received "at source" in the other state. The TADT will reduce the tax burden for residents of both states, which will stimulate cross-border trade and investment.
For more information about the tax benefits offered by the Treaty for Avoidance of Double Taxation and for answers to frequently asked questions, please see www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch06.html. To view the text of the U.S.-Bulgaria treaty, please see www.treas.gov/offices/tax-policy/treaties.shtml.
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