Korea-Bahrain Tax Treaty came into effect
The governments of Korea and Bahrain agreed to conclude the Korea-Bahrain tax treaty by exchanging ratification of tax treaty on April 11, 2013, and the tax treaty became effective from April 26, 2013.
The main provisions of the Korea-Bahrain tax treaty are as follows.
■ Permanent Establishment (Article 5)
A building site or construction or installation project constitutes a permanent establishment only if it lasts more than 12 months.
■ Reduced withholding tax rates (Article 10~12)
① Dividends: 10% [5% if the beneficial owner is a company (other than a partnership) which holds directly at least 25% of the capital of the company paying the dividends]
② Interests: 5%
③ Royalties: 10%
■ Exchange of taxation information (Article 25)
The Korean and Bahraini tax authorities can request each other financial and taxation information for a suspect of tax evasion.