The History of Canada’s Double Tax Conventions
International Tax Law, International Cooperation, Economic History, Canada
This book analyses the evolution of tax treaties practices from the early days of the history of international taxation until the beginning of the BEPS era.
Why this book?
The design of international tax law cannot be described without recourse to its extensive history. By looking at the evolution of tax treaties, valuable insight is gained as regards the causes behind the most recent shift towards renewed international tax coordination in the framework of the BEPS Project. This book analyses how tax treaties have evolved, from the early days of the history of international taxation until the beginning of the BEPS era, by collecting the outcome of joint research on the development of international tax law. It consists of a wide range of papers bridging the existing gap between the history of international law, economic history and the history of international cooperation.
In this context, it also spells out the importance of the role of early institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce and the League of Nations, as well as the International Fiscal Association and the OEEC/OECD, and helps to highlight their fundamental influence. The book is the result of the conference “History of Double Taxation Conventions”, which took place from 3-5 July 2008 in Rust/Neusiedler See. It consists of 30 contributions exploring the development of the tax treaty practices of 30 countries and, additionally, three cross-sectional contributions.
Kim Brooks, "The History of Canada’s Double Tax Conventions" in Michael Lang & Ekkehart Reimer, eds, The History of Double Taxation Conventions in the Pre-BEPS Era (Amsterdam: IBFD, 2021) 583.