The South African Revenue Service (SARS) announced on September 1st that the Double Tax Agreement (DTA) signed with Cameroon in February 2015 had entered into force.The agreement – the first of its kind between the two countries – allocates taxing rights and caps withholding tax rates for certain types of income.
It establishes a maximum withholding tax rate of 10 percent on dividend payments, where the beneficial owner holds a minimum of 25 percent of the capital of the company making the distribution. A 15% rate otherwise applies.
For interest, royalty, and technical service fee income, withholding tax is capped at 10%. The terms of the agreement will generally be effective from January 2018.
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