Tax Treaty Negotiations with Switzerland

January 11, 2010

Negotiations to update the income tax treaty between Canada and Switzerland will commence the week of February 8, 2010, in Bern.

The purpose of this bulletin is to ensure that persons whose interests are affected have an opportunity to inform the government of any particular issues of double taxation that might be taken into account during the course of negotiations. The government is particularly interested in learning of any difficulties that might be encountered by Canadians under the tax system of Switzerland.

Persons wishing to offer comments concerning the negotiations may send their views to:

Department of Finance
17th Floor, East Tower
140 O'Connor Street
Ottawa, Canada
K1A 0G5
Fax: 613-992-4450

For further information contact:

Parry Athenaios
Tax Legislation Division
Phone: (613) 992-5864
E-mail:  Parry.Athenaios@fin.gc.ca