Tax Convention Signed Between Canada and the Hellenic Republic

July 3, 2009





A Convention between Canada and the Hellenic Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital was signed on June 29, 2009, in Athens.

The Convention limits the rate of withholding tax to 5% for dividends between affiliated companies, to 15% for dividends in all other cases, to 10% for interest, and to 10% for royalties.

The Convention will enter into force once Canada and the Hellenic Republic have notified each other through diplomatic channels that all the necessary measures to give the Convention the force of law in their respective countries have been completed. In Canada, the Convention will have effect, in respect of tax withheld at source on amounts paid or credited to non-residents, on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following that in which the Convention enters into force; and, in respect of other taxes, for taxation years beginning on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following that in which the Convention enters into force.

For further information contact:

Tax Legislation Division
Phone: 613-369-4016