EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • Taxation working committe roundtable : Withholding tax under the US-France Tax Treaty

    July 08 2011, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats Tour Ernst & Young – 11 Allée de l’Arche – La Défense

     Withholding tax under the US-France Tax Treaty: Qualifying for the Reduced Treaty Rates

    The Taxation Working Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Paris and the International Fiscal Association are pleased to invite you to a breakfast conference to discuss withholding taxes imposed on French companies with income from the United States and on American companies deriving income from French sources.  This conference will be held
      
    Friday, July 8, 2011
    8:30 – 10:30 am
    At the offices of Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats
    Tour Ernst & Young – 11 Allée de l’Arche – La Défense
    The following topics, ranging from the more mundane filing requirements to the more complex topics such as:
     
    Withholding requirements under domestic laws;
    Satisfying the France-US Income Tax Treaty conditions for eligibility for reduced withholding 
                rates;
    Procedures to follow when treaty tests are failed and the taxpayer is seeking authorization for 
                the 0% rate on dividends from the competent authority;
    Anti-abuse rules based on laws outside of the France-US Income Tax Treaty
    Consequences of applying the wrong rate of withholding tax.
     
    Both a US and a French perspective will be presented.
    The following speakers will discuss various aspects of the problem of US and French withholding taxes :
     
    Aziz Benbrahim, Tax Attaché, US Embassy in France
    Raphael Coin, Tax Director, GE Capital 
    Philippe Thiria, IFA
    Diane Juzaitis, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats