Entry Into Force of the Tax Convention Between Canada and Mexico

April 26, 2007


The Convention between Canada and Mexico for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income entered into force on April 12, 2007. The Convention was signed on September 12, 2006. In accordance with Article 27 of the Convention, its provisions have effect in respect of withholding taxes, on amounts paid or credited to non-residents on or after January 1, 2008; and in respect of other taxes, for taxation years beginning on or after January 1, 2008.

The Convention replaces the tax treaty signed in 1991, as well as the Convention for the exchange of information with respect to taxes signed in 1990, between Canada and the United Mexican States.

For further information contact:

Parry Athenaios
Tax Legislation Division
(613) 992-5864