EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • Recent Protocol to the France-US Income Tax Treaty

    March 05 2009, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: Cercle de l’Union Interalliée 33 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris

    The Recent Protocol to the France-US Income Tax Treaty : A new era in Franco-American tax relations?
    Thursday, March 5 - 8H30
    The American Chamber of Commerce in Paris and Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats are pleased to invite you to a conference to discuss the new opportunities and challenges created by the Protocol signed on January 13, 2009.  The Protocol makes some important changes to the US-France Income Tax Treaty of August 31, 1994.

    The meeting will take place
    Thursday, March 5, 2009
    8:30 – 10:30
    at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
    33 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris
    Once ratified, the Protocol would amend the current Income Tax Treaty in several important ways, for instance, eliminating withholding tax on certain dividends and royalties and providing for mandatory arbitration when certain cases cannot be resolved by the competent authorities.
    To help you better understand the implications of these changes the following special guests will be present:
    -Blaise-Philippe Chaumont, Director of Bureau E1 in charge of international relations with the Office of Tax Legislation,
    -Raphaël Coin, Tax Director, GE Capital
    -Patrick Dibout, Professor of tax law at Université Paris II, specializing in tax treaties
    Meet the New Tax Attaché of the IRS in Paris
    At the same meeting, Aziz Benbrahim, Tax Attaché, Internal Revenue Service, United States Embassy in France as of December 2008, will be present to introduce himself, to describe the approach of his office to international tax issues, and to discuss the US experience with arbitration clauses in other recent treaty contexts.
    Please contact amchamfrance@amchamfrance.org for more information.