Entry Into Force of the Tax Convention Between Canada and the Gabonese Republic

December 31, 2008

The Convention between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Gabonese Republic for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital entered into force on December 22, 2008.  The Convention was signed on November 14, 2002.  In accordance with Article 29 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, 2009; and in respect of other taxes, for taxation years beginning on or after January 1, 2009.

For further information contact:

Tax Legislation Division
Phone: 613-369-4016