Finance Minister Yuriy Kolobov is to sign a convention between the governments
of Ukraine and Malta on the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of
The decision was
approved by The Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting on July 24, the government's
press office reported.
It would appear
that the draft convention's tax rates on dividends, interest and royalties
comply with the requirements of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital.
the general rate on dividends is 15%, and 5% on dividends received by the owner
of more than 20% of a company that pays dividends. The general rate on interest
and royalties is 10%, according to the statement.
Section 240A of the Tax Administration Act, 2011 (as amended) requires that all tax practitioners register with a recognized controlling body before 1 July 2013. It is a criminal offense to not register with both a recognized controlling body and SARS.