Canadian Treaty Series
E104761 - CTS 1957 No. 15
EXCHANGE OF NOTES BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM EXTENDING THE CANADA UK INCOME TAX AGREEMENT (1946) TO THE FEDERATION OF RHODESIA AND NYASALAND
The High Commissioner for the United Kingdom to the Secretary of State for External Affairs
May 1, 1957.
The Honourable L. B. Pearson, O.B.E., M.P.
Secretary of State for External Affairs
Department of External Affairs
I have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom, in accordance with Article XV of the Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom and the Government of Canada for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, dated the 5th June, 1946, has instructed me to give notice of its desire that the Agreement shall extend to the Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The latter Government has expressed its wish for the extension to be made.
It is proposed that this notification and the Government of Canada’s written acceptance thereof shall constitute an agreement between the two Governments that the Double Taxation Agreement, as modified in paragraph 5 of this letter, shall be applicable to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland on the sixtieth day after the date hereof.
The extension, it is suggested, shall have effect in Canada as respects income taxes, including surtaxes, for the taxation year 1954, and subsequent years.
In the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland the extension will have effect for the year of assessment beginning on the 1st of April, 1953, and subsequent years, and the taxes concerned will be the income tax, supertax and undistributed profits tax.
In relation to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the Agreement will require modification as follows:
(a) In Article VI (3), for “shall be exempt from (United Kingdom) surtax” there shall be deemed to be substituted the words “shall be exempt from Federal supertax”;
(b) For the purposes of Article VIII, the term “Contracting Government” where it applies to the Government of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland shall include the Governments of the Territories constituting the Federation;
(c) For the purposes of paragraph (3) of Article XIII, the taxes concerned in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland shall include the Territorial surcharge levied by the Federal Government in terms of Article 82 of the Constitution of the Federation.
Subject to the concurrence of the Government of Canada in the extension of this Agreement to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, the Government of the United Kingdom will arrange for publication of such extension in the London Gazette.
High Commissioner for the United Kingdom.
The Secretary of State for External Affairs to the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom
DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Ottawa, July 16, 1957.
His Excellency Sir Saville Garner, K.C.M.G.
United Kingdom High Commissioner
I have the honour to refer to your Note No. 1084/4 of May 1, 1957 concerning the extension to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Kingdom for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income dated June 5, 1946, and to inform you that the proposals included therein are acceptable to the Government of Canada.
Your Note and this reply, therefore, shall constitute an agreement between our two Governments on this subject.
Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.
E. D. Fulton
Acting Secretary of State for External Affairs.