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126. Zakon o ratifikaciji Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Arabsko republiko Egipt o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BEGIDO), stran 824.

Na podlagi druge alinee prvega odstavka 107. člena in prvega odstavka 91. člena Ustave Republike Slovenije izdajam
U K A Z
o razglasitvi Zakona o ratifikaciji Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Arabsko republiko Egipt o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BEGIDO)
Razglašam Zakon o ratifikaciji Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Arabsko republiko Egipt o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BEGIDO), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor Republike Slovenije na 20. seji 22. septembra 2010.
Št. 003-02-8/2010-15
Ljubljana, dne 30. septembra 2010
dr. Danilo Türk l.r.
Predsednik
Republike Slovenije
Z A K O N
O RATIFIKACIJI KONVENCIJE MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN ARABSKO REPUBLIKO EGIPT O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA, S PROTOKOLOM (BEGIDO)
1. člen
Ratificira se Konvencija med Republiko Slovenijo in Arabsko republiko Egipt o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom, podpisana v Kairu 15. decembra 2009.
2. člen
Konvencija s protokolom se v izvirniku v slovenskem in angleškem jeziku glasi:(*)
K O N V E N C I J A
MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN ARABSKO REPUBLIKO EGIPT O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA
Republika Slovenija in Arabska republika Egipt
sta se v želji, da bi sklenili konvencijo o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka,
sporazumeli:
1. ČLEN
OSEBE, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA KONVENCIJA
Ta konvencija se uporablja za osebe, ki so rezidenti ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic.
2. ČLEN
DAVKI, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA KONVENCIJA
1. Ta konvencija se uporablja za davke od dohodka, ki se uvedejo v imenu države pogodbenice ali njenih političnih enot ali lokalnih oblasti, ne glede na način njihove uvedbe.
2. Za davke od dohodka se štejejo vsi davki, uvedeni na celoten dohodek ali na sestavine dohodka, vključno z davki od dobička iz odtujitve premičnin ali nepremičnin, davki na skupne zneske mezd ali plač, ki jih plačujejo podjetja, ter davki na zvišanje vrednosti kapitala.
3. Obstoječi davki, za katere se uporablja konvencija, so zlasti:
a) v Egiptu:
i) davek od dohodkov fizičnih oseb, vključno z:
1. dohodkom iz zaposlitve;
2. dohodkom iz trgovinskih in industrijskih dejavnosti;
3. dohodkom iz poklicnih dejavnosti (samostojnih osebnih storitev);
4. dohodkom iz nepremičnin (vključno s kmetijskimi zemljišči, stavbami in opremljenimi prostori);
ii) davek od dohodkov pravnih oseb (družb in osebnih družb);
iii) davek, odtegnjen pri viru;
iv) dodatni davki, določeni v odstotku od davkov, navedenih zgoraj, ali od drugih davkov
(v nadaljevanju »egiptovski davek«);
b) v Sloveniji:
i) davek od dohodkov pravnih oseb,
ii) dohodnina
(v nadaljevanju »slovenski davek«).
4. Konvencija se uporablja tudi za enake ali vsebinsko podobne davke, ki se po datumu podpisa te konvencije uvedejo poleg obstoječih davkov ali namesto njih. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic drug drugega uradno obvestita o vseh bistvenih spremembah njunih davčnih zakonodaj.
3. ČLEN
SPLOŠNA OPREDELITEV IZRAZOV
1. V tej konvenciji, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače:
a) i) izraz »Egipt« pomeni ozemlje Arabske republike Egipt, in ko se uporablja v geografskem pomenu, vključuje teritorialno morje in vsako območje ob obali zunaj teritorialnih voda, na katerem Egipt po egiptovski zakonodaji in v skladu z mednarodnim pravom izvaja svoje suverene pravice in ki je bilo določeno ali se določi kot območje, na katerem lahko Egipt uresničuje svoje pravice v zvezi z morskim dnom in njegovim podzemljem ter z njunimi naravnimi viri;
ii) izraz »Slovenija« pomeni Republiko Slovenijo, in ko se uporablja v geografskem pomenu, ozemlje Slovenije in tista morska območja, na katerih lahko Slovenija izvaja svoje suverene pravice ali jurisdikcijo v skladu s svojo notranjo zakonodajo in mednarodnim pravom;
b) izraza »država pogodbenica« in »druga država pogodbenica« pomenita Egipt ali Slovenijo, kakor zahteva sobesedilo;
c) izraz »oseba« vključuje posameznika, družbo in katero koli drugo telo, ki združuje več oseb;
d) izraz »družba« pomeni katero koli korporacijo ali kateri koli subjekt, ki se za davčne namene obravnava kot korporacija;
e) izraza »podjetje države pogodbenice« in »podjetje druge države pogodbenice« pomenita podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident države pogodbenice, in podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident druge države pogodbenice;
f) izraz »mednarodni promet« pomeni prevoz z ladjo ali letalom, ki ga opravlja podjetje s sedežem dejanske uprave v državi pogodbenici, razen če se z ladjo ali letalom ne opravljajo prevozi samo med kraji v drugi državi pogodbenici;
g) izraz »pristojni organ« pomeni:
i) v Egiptu: ministra za finance ali njegovega pooblaščenega predstavnika;
ii) v Sloveniji: Ministrstvo za finance Republike Slovenije ali njegovega pooblaščenega predstavnika;
h) izraz »državljan« pomeni:
i) posameznika, ki ima državljanstvo države pogodbenice;
ii) pravno osebo, osebno družbo ali združenje, katerega status izhaja iz veljavne zakonodaje v državi pogodbenici.
2. Kadar koli država pogodbenica uporabi konvencijo, ima kateri koli izraz, ki v njej ni opredeljen, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače, pomen, ki ga ima takrat po pravu te države za namene davkov, za katere se konvencija uporablja, pri čemer kateri koli pomen po veljavni davčni zakonodaji te države prevlada nad pomenom izraza po drugi zakonodaji te države.
4. ČLEN
REZIDENT
1. V tej konvenciji izraz »rezident države pogodbenice« pomeni osebo, ki je po zakonodaji te države dolžna plačevati davke zaradi svojega stalnega prebivališča, prebivališča, sedeža uprave, kraja ustanovitve ali katerega koli drugega podobnega merila, in vključuje tudi to državo in katero koli njeno politično enoto ali lokalno oblast. Ta izraz pa ne vključuje osebe, ki je dolžna plačevati davke v tej državi samo v zvezi z dohodki iz virov v tej državi.
2. Kadar je zaradi določb prvega odstavka posameznik rezident obeh držav pogodbenic, se njegov status določi tako:
a) šteje se samo za rezidenta države, v kateri ima na razpolago stalno prebivališče; če ima stalno prebivališče na razpolago v obeh državah, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, s katero ima tesnejše osebne in ekonomske odnose (središče življenjskih interesov);
b) če ni mogoče opredeliti države, v kateri ima središče življenjskih interesov, ali če nima v nobeni od držav na razpolago stalnega prebivališča, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, v kateri ima običajno bivališče;
c) če ima običajno bivališče v obeh državah ali v nobeni od njiju, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, katere državljan je;
d) če je državljan obeh držav ali nobene od njiju, pristojna organa držav pogodbenic vprašanje rešita s skupnim dogovorom.
3. Kadar je zaradi določb prvega odstavka oseba, ki ni posameznik, rezident obeh držav pogodbenic, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, v kateri je sedež njene dejanske uprave.
5. ČLEN
STALNA POSLOVNA ENOTA
1. V tej konvenciji izraz »stalna poslovna enota« pomeni stalno mesto poslovanja, prek katerega v celoti ali delno poteka poslovanje podjetja.
2. Izraz »stalna poslovna enota« vključuje zlasti:
a) sedež uprave,
b) podružnico,
c) pisarno,
d) tovarno,
e) delavnico,
f) rudnik, nahajališče nafte ali plina, kamnolom ali kateri koli drug kraj pridobivanja naravnih virov;
g) kmetijsko gospodarstvo ali plantažo.
3. Izraz »stalna poslovna enota« vključuje tudi:
a) gradbišče, projekt gradnje ali montaže ali postavitve ali vrtalno ploščad ali ladjo, ki se uporablja za iskanje ali razvoj naravnih virov, vključno z dejavnostmi nadzora v zvezi z njimi, vendar samo kadar tako gradbišče, projekt ali dejavnosti trajajo več kot šest mesecev;
b) opravljanje storitev, vključno s svetovalnimi ali poslovodnimi storitvami, ki jih podjetje države pogodbenice opravlja z zaposlenimi delavci ali drugimi osebami, ki jih uporabi za ta namen, vendar samo če take dejavnosti (za isti ali povezan projekt) potekajo v državi v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki v katerem koli dvanajstmesečnem obdobju skupaj znašajo več kot 183 dni.
4. Ne glede na prejšnje določbe tega člena se šteje, da izraz »stalna poslovna enota« ne vključuje:
a) uporabe prostorov samo za skladiščenje ali razstavljanje dobrin ali blaga, ki pripada podjetju;
b) vzdrževanja zaloge dobrin ali blaga, ki pripada podjetju, samo za skladiščenje ali razstavljanje;
c) vzdrževanja zaloge dobrin ali blaga, ki pripada podjetju, samo za predelavo, ki jo opravi drugo podjetje;
d) vzdrževanja stalnega mesta poslovanja samo za nakup dobrin ali blaga za podjetje ali zbiranje informacij za podjetje;
e) vzdrževanja stalnega mesta poslovanja samo za opravljanje kakršne koli druge pripravljalne ali pomožne dejavnosti za podjetje;
f) vzdrževanja stalnega mesta poslovanja samo za kakršno koli kombinacijo dejavnosti, omenjenih v pododstavkih a) do e), če je splošna dejavnost stalnega mesta poslovanja, ki je posledica te kombinacije, pripravljalna ali pomožna.
5. Ne glede na določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se, kadar oseba – ki ni zastopnik z neodvisnim statusom, za katerega se uporablja sedmi odstavek – v državi pogodbenici deluje v imenu podjetja druge države pogodbenice, za to podjetje šteje, da ima stalno poslovno enoto v prvi omenjeni državi pogodbenici v zvezi s dejavnostmi, ki jih ta oseba prevzame za podjetje, če taka oseba:
a) ima in običajno uporablja v tej državi pooblastilo za sklepanje pogodb v imenu podjetja, razen če dejavnosti take osebe niso omejene na tiste iz četrtega odstavka, zaradi katerih se to stalno mesto poslovanja po določbah navedenega odstavka ne bi štelo za stalno poslovno enoto, če bi se opravljale prek stalnega mesta poslovanja, ali
b) nima takega pooblastila, pač pa v prvi omenjeni državi običajno vzdržuje zaloge dobrin ali blaga, iz katerih redno dobavlja dobrine ali blago v imenu podjetja.
6. Ne glede na predhodne določbe tega člena se za zavarovalnico države pogodbenice, razen v zvezi s pozavarovanjem, šteje, da ima stalno poslovno enoto v drugi državi pogodbenici, če pobira premije na ozemlju te druge države ali zavaruje nevarnosti, ki tam obstajajo, prek osebe, ki ni zastopnik z neodvisnim statusom, za katerega se uporablja sedmi odstavek.
7. Ne šteje se, da ima podjetje države pogodbenice stalno poslovno enoto v drugi državi pogodbenici samo zato, ker opravlja posle v tej drugi državi prek posrednika, splošnega komisionarja ali katerega koli drugega zastopnika z neodvisnim statusom, če te osebe delujejo v okviru svojega rednega poslovanja. Kadar pa so dejavnosti takega zastopnika namenjene izključno ali skoraj izključno temu podjetju in med podjetjem in zastopnikom v njunih komercialnih ali finančnih odnosih obstajajo ali se vzpostavijo pogoji, drugačni od tistih, ki bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, se ne šteje za zastopnika z neodvisnim statusom v smislu tega odstavka.
8. Dejstvo, da družba, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, nadzoruje družbo ali je pod nadzorom družbe, ki je rezident druge države pogodbenice, ali opravlja posle v tej drugi državi (prek stalne poslovne enote ali drugače), samo po sebi še ne pomeni, da je ena od družb stalna poslovna enota druge.
6. ČLEN
DOHODEK IZ NEPREMIČNIN
1. Dohodek rezidenta države pogodbenice, ki izhaja iz nepremičnin (vključno z dohodkom iz kmetijstva ali gozdarstva), ki so v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Izraz »nepremičnine« ima pomen, ki ga ima po pravu države pogodbenice, v kateri so te nepremičnine. Izraz vedno vključuje premoženje, ki je sestavni del nepremičnin, živino in opremo, ki se uporablja v kmetijstvu in gozdarstvu, pravice, za katere se uporabljajo določbe splošnega prava v zvezi z zemljiško lastnino, užitek na nepremičninah in pravice do spremenljivih ali stalnih plačil kot nadomestilo za izkoriščanje ali pravico do izkoriščanja nahajališč rud, virov ter drugega naravnega bogastva. Ladje in letala se ne štejejo za nepremičnine.
3. Določbe prvega odstavka se uporabljajo tudi za dohodek, ki se ustvari z neposredno uporabo, dajanjem v najem ali katero koli drugo obliko uporabe nepremičnine.
4. Določbe prvega in tretjega odstavka se uporabljajo tudi za dohodek iz nepremičnin podjetja in za dohodek iz nepremičnin, ki se uporabljajo za opravljanje samostojnih osebnih storitev.
7. ČLEN
POSLOVNI DOBIČEK
1. Dobiček podjetja države pogodbenice se obdavči samo v tej državi, razen če podjetje ne posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici prek stalne poslovne enote v njej. Če podjetje posluje, kakor je prej navedeno, se lahko dobiček podjetja obdavči v drugi državi, vendar samo toliko dobička, kot se pripiše tej stalni poslovni enoti.
2. Kadar podjetje države pogodbenice posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici prek stalne poslovne enote v njej, se ob upoštevanju določb tretjega odstavka v vsaki državi pogodbenici tej stalni poslovni enoti pripiše dobiček, za katerega bi se lahko pričakovalo, da bi ga imela, če bi bila različno in ločeno podjetje, ki opravlja enake ali podobne dejavnosti pod istimi ali podobnimi pogoji ter povsem neodvisno posluje s podjetjem, katerega stalna poslovna enota je.
3. Pri ugotavljanju dobička stalne poslovne enote je dovoljeno odšteti stroške, ki nastanejo za namene poslovanja stalne poslovne enote, vključno s poslovodnimi in splošnimi upravnimi stroški, ki so tako nastali v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota, ali drugje.
4. Če se v državi pogodbenici dobiček, ki se pripiše stalni poslovni enoti, običajno ugotavlja na podlagi porazdelitve vsega dobička podjetja na njegove dele, nič v drugem odstavku tej državi pogodbenici ne preprečuje ugotavljati obdavčljivega dobička s tako običajno porazdelitvijo; sprejeta metoda porazdelitve pa mora biti taka, da je rezultat skladen z načeli tega člena.
5. Stalni poslovni enoti se ne pripiše dobiček samo zato, ker nakupuje dobrine ali blago za podjetje.
6. Za namene prejšnjih odstavkov se dobiček, ki se pripiše stalni poslovni enoti, vsako leto ugotavlja po isti metodi, razen če ni upravičenega in zadostnega razloga za nasprotno.
7. Kadar dobiček vključuje dohodkovne postavke, ki so posebej obravnavane v drugih členih te konvencije, določbe tega člena ne vplivajo na določbe tistih členov.
8. ČLEN
LADIJSKI IN LETALSKI PREVOZ
1. Dobiček iz opravljanja ladijskih ali letalskih prevozov v mednarodnem prometu se obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je sedež dejanske uprave podjetja.
2. Če je sedež dejanske uprave ladjarskega podjetja na ladji, se šteje, da je v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je matično pristanišče ladje, ali če ni takega matičnega pristanišča, v državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je ladijski prevoznik.
3. Določbe prvega odstavka se uporabljajo tudi za dobiček iz udeležbe v interesnem združenju, mešanem podjetju ali mednarodni prevozni agenciji.
9. ČLEN
POVEZANA PODJETJA
1. Kadar:
a) je podjetje države pogodbenice neposredno ali posredno udeleženo pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali v kapitalu podjetja druge države pogodbenice ali
b) so iste osebe neposredno ali posredno udeležene pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali v kapitalu podjetja države pogodbenice in podjetja druge države pogodbenice in v obeh primerih obstajajo ali se vzpostavijo med podjetjema v njunih komercialnih ali finančnih odnosih pogoji, drugačni od tistih, ki bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, se kakršen koli dobiček, ki bi prirasel enemu od podjetij, če takih pogojev ne bi bilo, vendar prav zaradi takih pogojev ni prirasel, lahko vključi v dobiček tega podjetja in ustrezno obdavči.
2. Kadar država pogodbenica v dobiček podjetja te države vključuje – in ustrezno obdavči – dobiček, za katerega je bilo že obdavčeno podjetje druge države pogodbenice v tej drugi državi, in je tako vključeni dobiček dobiček, ki bi prirasel podjetju prve omenjene države, če bi bili pogoji, ki obstajajo med podjetjema, taki, kot bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, ta druga država ustrezno prilagodi znesek davka, ki se v tej državi obračuna od tega dobička. Pri določanju take prilagoditve je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije.
3. Določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se ne uporabljajo v primeru goljufije ali naklepne kršitve ali malomarnosti.
10. ČLEN
DIVIDENDE
1. Dividende, ki jih družba, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, plača rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Take dividende pa se lahko obdavčijo tudi v državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je družba, ki dividende plačuje, in v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik dividend rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne sme presegati:
a) 8 odstotkov bruto zneska dividend, če je upravičeni lastnik družba, ki ima neposredno ali posredno v lasti najmanj 25 odstotkov kapitala družbe, ki plačuje dividende;
b) 13 odstotkov bruto zneska dividend v vseh drugih primerih.
Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic s skupnim dogovorom uredita način uporabe teh omejitev.
Ta odstavek ne vpliva na obdavčenje družbe v zvezi z dobičkom, iz katerega se plačajo dividende.
3. Izraz »dividende«, kot je uporabljen v tem členu, pomeni dohodek iz delnic, delnic »jouissance« ali pravic »jouissance«, rudniških delnic, ustanoviteljskih delnic ali drugih pravic do udeležbe pri dobičku, ki niso terjatve, in tudi dohodek iz drugih korporacijskih pravic, ki se davčno obravnava enako kot dohodek iz delnic po zakonodaji države, katere rezident je družba, ki dividende deli.
4. Določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se ne uporabljajo, če upravičeni lastnik dividend, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je družba, ki dividende plačuje, prek stalne poslovne enote v njej ali opravlja v tej drugi državi samostojne osebne storitve iz stalne baze v njej in je delež, v zvezi s katerim se dividende plačajo, dejansko povezan s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
5. Kadar dobiček ali dohodek družbe, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, izhaja iz druge države pogodbenice, ta druga država ne sme uvesti nobenega davka na dividende, ki jih plača družba, razen če se te dividende plačajo rezidentu te druge države ali če je delež, v zvezi s katerim se take dividende plačajo, dejansko povezan s stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo v tej drugi državi, niti ne sme uvesti davka od nerazdeljenega dobička na nerazdeljeni dobiček družbe, tudi če so plačane dividende ali nerazdeljeni dobiček v celoti ali delno sestavljeni iz dobička ali dohodka, ki nastane v taki drugi državi.
11. ČLEN
OBRESTI
1. Obresti, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici in se plačajo rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Take obresti pa se lahko obdavčijo tudi v državi pogodbenici, v kateri nastanejo, in v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik obresti rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne sme presegati 13 odstotkov bruto zneska obresti.
Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic s skupnim dogovorom uredita način uporabe te omejitve.
3. Obresti, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici, so oproščene davka v obeh državah, če se izplačajo:
a) drugi državi pogodbenici, njeni politični enoti, lokalni oblasti ali osebi javnega prava;
b) centralni banki druge države pogodbenice.
4. Izraz »obresti«, kot je uporabljen v tem členu, pomeni dohodek iz vseh vrst terjatev ne glede na to, ali so zavarovane s hipoteko, in ne glede na to, ali dajejo pravico do udeležbe pri dolžnikovem dobičku, še posebej pa dohodek iz državnih vrednostnih papirjev ter dohodek iz obveznic ali zadolžnic, vključno s premijami in nagradami od takih vrednostnih papirjev, obveznic ali zadolžnic. Kazni zaradi zamude pri plačilu se za namen tega člena ne štejejo za obresti.
5. Določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se ne uporabljajo, če upravičeni lastnik obresti, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici, v kateri obresti nastanejo, prek stalne poslovne enote v njej ali opravlja v tej drugi državi samostojne osebne storitve iz stalne baze v njej in je terjatev, v zvezi s katero se obresti plačajo, dejansko povezana s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
6. Šteje se, da obresti nastanejo v državi pogodbenici, kadar je plačnik rezident te države. Kadar pa ima oseba, ki plačuje obresti, ne glede na to, ali je rezident države pogodbenice, v državi pogodbenici stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo, v zvezi s katero je nastala zadolžitev, za katero se plačajo obresti, ter take obresti krije taka stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, se šteje, da take obresti nastanejo v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza.
7. Kadar zaradi posebnega odnosa med plačnikom in upravičenim lastnikom ali med njima in drugo osebo znesek obresti glede na terjatev, za katero se plačajo, presega znesek, za katerega bi se sporazumela plačnik in upravičeni lastnik, če takega odnosa ne bi bilo, se določbe tega člena uporabljajo samo za zadnji omenjeni znesek. V takem primeru se presežni del plačil še naprej obdavčuje v skladu z zakonodajo vsake države pogodbenice, pri čemer je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije.
12. ČLEN
LICENČNINE IN AVTORSKI HONORARJI
1. Licenčnine in avtorski honorarji, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici in se plačajo rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Take licenčnine in avtorski honorarji pa se lahko obdavčijo tudi v državi pogodbenici, v kateri nastanejo, in v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako zaračunani davek ne sme presegati 15 odstotkov bruto zneska licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev.
Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic s skupnim dogovorom uredita način uporabe te omejitve.
3. Izraz »licenčnine in avtorski honorarji«, kot je uporabljen v tem členu, pomeni plačila vsake vrste, prejeta kot povračilo za uporabo ali pravico do uporabe kakršnih koli avtorskih pravic za literarno, umetniško ali znanstveno delo, vključno s kinematografskimi in videofilmi ali filmi ali trakovi za radijsko ali televizijsko predvajanje, katerega koli patenta, blagovne znamke, vzorca ali modela, računalniške programske opreme, načrta, tajne formule ali postopka ali za uporabo ali pravico do uporabe industrijske, komercialne ali znanstvene opreme ali za informacije o industrijskih, komercialnih ali znanstvenih izkušnjah. Vključuje tudi plačila za tehnično pomoč, ki jo v državi pogodbenici izvaja rezident druge države pogodbenice, če se nanaša na uporabo kakršnih koli takih pravic, premoženja ali informacij, in je pomožna ali razmeroma nepomembna.
4. Določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se ne uporabljajo, če upravičeni lastnik licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici, v kateri licenčnine in avtorski honorarji nastanejo, prek stalne poslovne enote v njej ali opravlja v tej drugi državi samostojne osebne storitve iz stalne baze v njej in je pravica ali premoženje, v zvezi s katerim se licenčnine in avtorski honorarji plačajo, dejansko povezano s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
5. Šteje se, da so licenčnine in avtorski honorarji nastali v državi pogodbenici, kadar je plačnik rezident te države. Kadar pa ima oseba, ki plačuje licenčnine in avtorske honorarje, ne glede na to, ali je rezident države pogodbenice, v državi pogodbenici stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo, v zvezi s katero je nastala obveznost za plačilo licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev ter take licenčnine in avtorske honorarje krije taka stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, se šteje, da so take licenčnine in avtorski honorarji nastali v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza.
6. Kadar zaradi posebnega odnosa med plačnikom in upravičenim lastnikom ali med njima in drugo osebo znesek licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev glede na uporabo, pravico ali informacijo, za katero se plačujejo, presega znesek, za katerega bi se sporazumela plačnik in upravičeni lastnik, če takega odnosa ne bi bilo, se določbe tega člena uporabljajo samo za zadnji omenjeni znesek. V takem primeru se presežni del plačil še naprej obdavčuje v skladu z zakonodajo vsake države pogodbenice, pri čemer je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije.
13. ČLEN
KAPITALSKI DOBIČKI
1. Dobiček, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice doseže z odtujitvijo nepremičnin, ki so navedene v 6. členu in so v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Dobiček, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice doseže z odtujitvijo deležev ali drugih pravic v družbi, skrbniškem skladu ali primerljivi ustanovi, katerih vrednost v več kot 50 odstotkih neposredno ali posredno izhaja iz nepremičnin v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
3. Dobiček iz odtujitve premičnin, ki so del poslovnega premoženja stalne poslovne enote, ki jo ima podjetje države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici, ali premičnin, ki so povezane s stalno bazo, ki je na voljo rezidentu države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici zaradi opravljanja samostojnih osebnih storitev, vključno z dobičkom iz odtujitve take stalne poslovne enote (same ali s celotnim podjetjem) ali take stalne baze, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
4. Dobiček iz odtujitve ladij ali letal, s katerimi se opravljajo prevozi v mednarodnem prometu, ali premičnin, ki so povezane z opravljanjem prevozov s takimi ladjami ali letali, se obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je sedež dejanske uprave podjetja.
5. Dobiček iz odtujitve premoženja, ki ni premoženje, navedeno v prejšnjih odstavkih, se lahko obdavči v državi pogodbenici, v kateri dohodek nastane.
14. ČLEN
SAMOSTOJNE OSEBNE STORITVE
1. Dohodek, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice doseže s poklicnimi storitvami ali drugimi samostojnimi dejavnostmi, se obdavči samo v tej državi, razen v naslednjih okoliščinah, ko se tak dohodek lahko obdavči tudi v drugi državi pogodbenici:
a) če ima v drugi državi pogodbenici za opravljanje svojih dejavnosti redno na voljo stalno bazo; v tem primeru se lahko v tej drugi državi pogodbenici obdavči samo toliko dohodka, kolikor se pripiše tej stalni bazi, ali
b) če v drugi državi pogodbenici ostane v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki skupaj trajajo ali presegajo 183 dni v določenem davčnem letu; v tem primeru se lahko v tej drugi državi lahko obdavči samo toliko dohodka, kolikor ga doseže s svojimi dejavnostmi, opravljenimi v tej drugi državi.
2. Izraz »poklicne storitve« še zlasti vključuje samostojne znanstvene, literarne, umetniške, vzgojne ali izobraževalne dejavnosti in tudi samostojne dejavnosti zdravnikov, odvetnikov, inženirjev, arhitektov, zobozdravnikov in računovodij.
15. ČLEN
ODVISNE OSEBNE STORITVE
1. Ob upoštevanju določb 16., 18., 19. in 20. člena se plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki, ki jih dobi rezident države pogodbenice iz zaposlitve, obdavčijo samo v tej državi, razen če se zaposlitev ne izvaja v drugi državi pogodbenici. Če se zaposlitev izvaja tako, se lahko tako dobljeni prejemki obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Ne glede na določbe prvega odstavka se prejemek, ki ga dobi rezident države pogodbenice iz zaposlitve, ki se izvaja v drugi državi pogodbenici, obdavči samo v prvi omenjeni državi, če:
a) je prejemnik navzoč v drugi državi v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki ne presegajo skupno 183 dni v katerem koli obdobju dvanajstih mesecev, ki se začne ali konča v določenem davčnem letu, in
b) prejemek plača delodajalec, ki ni rezident druge države, ali se plača v njegovem imenu in
c) prejemka ne krije stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, ki jo ima delodajalec v drugi državi.
3. Ne glede na prejšnje določbe tega člena se lahko prejemek, ki izhaja iz zaposlitve na ladji ali letalu, s katerim se opravljajo prevozi v mednarodnem prometu, obdavči v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je sedež dejanske uprave podjetja.
16. ČLEN
PLAČILA DIREKTORJEM
Plačila direktorjem in druga podobna plačila, ki jih dobi rezident države pogodbenice kot član uprave ali drugega podobnega organa družbe ali nadzornega sveta družbe, ki je rezident druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
17. ČLEN
UMETNIKI IN ŠPORTNIKI
1. Ne glede na določbe 14. in 15. člena se lahko dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident države pogodbenice kot nastopajoči izvajalec, kot je gledališki, filmski, radijski ali televizijski umetnik ali glasbenik, ali kot športnik iz takih osebnih dejavnosti, ki jih izvaja v drugi državi pogodbenici, obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Kadar dohodek iz osebnih dejavnosti, ki jih izvaja nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik kot tak, ne priraste samemu nastopajočemu izvajalcu ali športniku, temveč drugi osebi, se ta dohodek kljub določbam 7., 14. in 15. člena lahko obdavči v državi pogodbenici, v kateri potekajo dejavnosti nastopajočega izvajalca ali športnika.
18. ČLEN
POKOJNINE IN RENTE
1. Ob upoštevanju določb drugega odstavka 19. člena se pokojnine, rente in drugi podobni prejemki, ki se izplačujejo rezidentu države pogodbenice za preteklo zaposlitev, obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
2. Ne glede na določbe prvega odstavka se lahko pokojnine, rente in druga plačila, ki se izplačujejo v skladu z zakonodajo o socialni varnosti države pogodbenice, obdavčijo v tej državi.
3. Izraz »renta« pomeni določen znesek, ki se redno izplačuje ob določenem času vse življenje ali v določenem ali določljivem časovnem obdobju, z obveznostjo izplačevanja v zameno za ustrezno in celotno vplačilo v denarju ali denarni vrednosti.
19. ČLEN
DRŽAVNA SLUŽBA
1. Plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki, razen pokojnin, ki jih plačuje država pogodbenica ali njena politična enota ali lokalna oblast ali ki se plačujejo iz njihovih skladov posamezniku za storitve, ki jih opravi za to državo ali enoto ali oblast, se obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
2. Take plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki pa se obdavčijo samo v drugi državi pogodbenici, če se storitve opravljajo v tej drugi državi in je posameznik rezident te države, ki:
a) je državljan te države ali
b) ni postal rezident te države samo zaradi opravljanja storitev.
3. a) Vsaka pokojnina, ki jo plača država pogodbenica ali njena politična enota ali lokalna oblast ali ki se plača iz njihovih skladov posamezniku za storitve, opravljene za to državo ali enoto ali oblast, se obdavči samo v tej državi.
b) Taka pokojnina pa se obdavči samo v drugi državi pogodbenici, če je posameznik rezident in državljan te države.
4. Določbe 15., 16., 17. in 18. člena se uporabljajo za prejemke in pokojnine za storitve, opravljene v zvezi s poslovanjem države pogodbenice ali njene politične enote ali lokalne oblasti.
20. ČLEN
ŠTUDENTI
Plačila, ki jih študent ali pripravnik, ki je ali je bil tik pred obiskom države pogodbenice rezident druge države pogodbenice in je v prvi omenjeni državi navzoč samo zaradi svojega izobraževanja ali usposabljanja, prejme za svoje vzdrževanje, izobraževanje ali usposabljanje, se ne obdavčijo v tej državi, če taka plačila nastanejo iz virov zunaj te države.
21. ČLEN
DRUGI DOHODKI
1. Deli dohodka rezidenta države pogodbenice, ki nastanejo kjer koli in niso obravnavani v predhodnih členih te konvencije, se obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
2. Določbe prvega odstavka se ne uporabljajo za dohodek, ki ni dohodek iz nepremičnin, kot so opredeljene v drugem odstavku 6. člena, če prejemnik takega dohodka, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici prek stalne poslovne enote v njej ali opravlja v tej drugi državi samostojne osebne storitve iz stalne baze v njej in je pravica ali premoženje, za katero se plača dohodek, dejansko povezano s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
3. Ne glede na določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se deli dohodka rezidenta države pogodbenice, ki niso obravnavani v predhodnih členih te konvencije in nastanejo v drugi državi pogodbenici, lahko obdavčijo tudi v tej drugi državi.
22. ČLEN
ODPRAVA DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA
1. Kadar rezident države pogodbenice doseže dohodek, ki se v skladu z določbami te konvencije lahko obdavči v drugi državi pogodbenici, prva omenjena država dovoli kot odbitek od davka od dohodka tega rezidenta znesek, ki je enak davku od dohodka, plačanemu v tej drugi državi. Tak odbitek pa ne sme presegati tistega dela pred odbitkom izračunanega davka od dohodka, ki se nanaša na dohodek, ki se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Kadar je v skladu s katero koli določbo te konvencije dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident države pogodbenice, oproščen davka v tej državi, lahko ta država pri izračunu davka od preostalega dohodka tega rezidenta vseeno upošteva oproščeni dohodek.
23. ČLEN
ENAKO OBRAVNAVANJE
1. Državljani države pogodbenice ne smejo biti v drugi državi pogodbenici zavezani kakršnemu koli obdavčevanju ali kakršni koli zahtevi v zvezi s tem, ki je drugačna ali bolj obremenjujoča, kot so ali so lahko obdavčevanje in s tem povezane zahteve za državljane te druge države v enakih okoliščinah, še zlasti glede rezidentstva. Ta določba se ne glede na določbe 1. člena uporablja tudi za osebe, ki niso rezidenti ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic.
2. Osebe brez državljanstva, ki so rezidenti države pogodbenice, v nobeni državi pogodbenici ne smejo biti zavezane kakršnemu koli obdavčevanju ali kakršni koli zahtevi v zvezi s tem, ki je drugačna ali bolj obremenjujoča, kot so ali so lahko obdavčevanje in s tem povezane zahteve za državljane te države v enakih okoliščinah, še zlasti glede rezidentstva.
3. Obdavčevanje stalne poslovne enote, ki jo ima podjetje države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici, ne sme biti manj ugodno v tej drugi državi, kot je obdavčevanje podjetij te druge države, ki opravljajo enake dejavnosti. Ta določba se ne razlaga, kot da zavezuje državo pogodbenico, da prizna rezidentom druge države pogodbenice kakršne koli osebne olajšave, druge olajšave in znižanja za davčne namene zaradi osebnega stanja ali družinskih obveznosti, ki jih priznava svojim rezidentom.
4. Razen kadar se uporabljajo določbe prvega odstavka 9. člena, sedmega odstavka 11. člena ali šestega odstavka 12. člena, se obresti, licenčnine in avtorski honorarji ter druga izplačila, ki jih plača podjetje države pogodbenice rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, pri ugotavljanju obdavčljivega dobička takega podjetja odbijejo pod istimi pogoji, kot če bi bili plačani rezidentu prve omenjene države. Podobno se tudi kakršni koli dolgovi podjetja države pogodbenice rezidentu druge države pogodbenice pri določanju obdavčljivega premoženja takega podjetja odbijejo pod istimi pogoji, kot če bi bili pogodbeno dogovorjeni z rezidentom prve omenjene države.
5. Podjetja države pogodbenice, katerih kapital je v celoti ali delno, neposredno ali posredno v lasti ali pod nadzorom enega ali več rezidentov druge države pogodbenice, ne smejo biti v prvi omenjeni državi zavezana kakršnemu koli obdavčevanju ali kakršni koli zahtevi v zvezi s tem, ki je drugačna ali bolj obremenjujoča, kot so ali so lahko obdavčevanje in s tem povezane zahteve do podobnih podjetij prve omenjene države.
6. Določbe tega člena se uporabljajo samo za davke iz te konvencije.
24. ČLEN
POSTOPEK SKUPNEGA DOGOVORA
1. Kadar oseba meni, da imajo ali bodo imela dejanja ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic zanjo za posledico obdavčenje, ki ni v skladu z določbami te konvencije, lahko ne glede na pravna sredstva, ki ji jih omogoča domače pravo teh držav, predloži zadevo pristojnemu organu države pogodbenice, katere rezident je, ali če se njen primer nanaša na prvi odstavek 23. člena, tiste države pogodbenice, katere državljan je. Zadeva mora biti predložena v treh letih od prvega uradnega obvestila o dejanju, ki je imelo za posledico obdavčenje, ki ni v skladu z določbami konvencije.
2. Če se pristojnemu organu zdi ugovor upravičen in če sam ne more priti do zadovoljive rešitve, si prizadeva rešiti primer s skupnim dogovorom s pristojnim organom druge države pogodbenice z namenom izogniti se obdavčenju, ki ni v skladu s konvencijo. Vsak dosežen dogovor se izvaja ne glede na roke v domačem pravu držav pogodbenic.
3. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si prizadevata s skupnim dogovorom razrešiti kakršne koli težave ali dvome, ki nastanejo pri razlagi ali uporabi konvencije. Prav tako se lahko posvetujeta o odpravi dvojnega obdavčevanja v primerih, ki jih konvencija ne predvideva.
25. ČLEN
IZMENJAVA INFORMACIJ
1. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si izmenjavata take informacije, ki so potrebne za izvajanje določb te konvencije ali domače zakonodaje držav pogodbenic glede davkov, za katere se uporablja ta konvencija, če obdavčevanje na tej podlagi ni v nasprotju s konvencijo, zlasti za preprečevanje goljufij ali utaje takšnih davkov. Izmenjava informacij ni omejena s 1. členom. Vsaka informacija, ki jo prejme država pogodbenica, se obravnava kot tajnost na isti način kot informacije, pridobljene po domači zakonodaji te države. Če pa se informacija šteje za tajnost v državi, ki informacijo da, se razkrije samo osebam ali organom (vključno s sodišči in upravnimi organi), udeleženim pri odmeri ali pobiranju, izterjavi ali pregonu ali pri odločanju o pritožbah glede davkov, za katere se uporablja konvencija; te osebe ali organi uporabljajo informacije samo v te namene, vendar pa jih lahko razkrijejo v sodnih postopkih ali pri sodnih odločitvah.
2. V nobenem primeru se določbe prvega odstavka ne razlagajo, kakor da nalagajo državi pogodbenici obveznost:
a) da izvaja upravne ukrepe, ki niso v skladu z zakonodajo in upravno prakso te ali druge države pogodbenice,
b) da predloži informacije, ki jih ni mogoče dobiti po zakonodaji ali običajni upravni poti te ali druge države pogodbenice,
c) da predloži informacije, ki bi razkrile kakršno koli trgovinsko, poslovno, industrijsko, komercialno ali poklicno skrivnost ali trgovinski postopek, ali informacije, katerih razkritje bi bilo v nasprotju z javnim redom.
26. ČLEN
ČLANI DIPLOMATSKIH PREDSTAVNIŠTEV IN KONZULATOV
Nič v tej konvenciji ne vpliva na davčne ugodnosti članov diplomatskih predstavništev ali konzulatov po splošnih pravilih mednarodnega prava ali določbah posebnih sporazumov.
27. ČLEN
ZAČETEK VELJAVNOSTI
1. Državi pogodbenici se po diplomatski poti pisno obvestita, da so končani postopki, ki se po njuni zakonodaji zahtevajo za začetek veljavnosti te konvencije. Konvencija začne veljati z dnem prejema zadnjega uradnega obvestila.
2. Po začetku veljavnosti te konvencije se njene določbe prvič uporabijo:
a) v zvezi z davki, odtegnjenimi pri viru, za zneske, plačane ali pripisane prvi dan januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem začne veljati konvencija, in
b) v zvezi z drugimi davki za davčna leta ali obdobja, ki se začnejo prvi dan januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem začne veljati konvencija.
28. ČLEN
PRENEHANJE VELJAVNOSTI
Ta konvencija velja za nedoločen čas, vendar lahko katera koli država pogodbenica drugi državi pogodbenici po diplomatski poti da pisno obvestilo o odpovedi 30. junija ali pred tem v katerem koli koledarskem letu po petih letih od datuma začetka veljavnosti konvencije.
V takem primeru se konvencija preneha uporabljati:
a) v zvezi z davki, odtegnjenimi pri viru, za zneske, plačane ali pripisane prvi dan januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem je bilo dano obvestilo, in
b) v zvezi z drugimi davki za davčna leta ali obdobja, ki se začnejo prvi dan januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem je bilo dano obvestilo.
V DOKAZ NAVEDENEGA sta podpisana, ki sta bila za to pravilno pooblaščena, podpisala to konvencijo.
Sestavljeno v dveh izvodih v Kairu dne 15. decembra 2009 v slovenskem, arabskem in angleškem jeziku, pri čemer so vsa besedila enako verodostojna. Pri različni razlagi besedil prevlada angleško besedilo.
Za
Republiko Slovenijo
Franc Križanič l.r.
 
Za
Arabsko republiko Egipt
Youssef Ghali l.r.
PROTOKOL
Ob podpisu Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Arabsko republiko Egipt o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka sta se državi pogodbenici dogovorili, da je naslednja določba sestavni del konvencije:
V zvezi z 22. členom se razume, da bosta državi pogodbenici ponovno preučili načine odprave dvojnega obdavčevanja, če druga država pogodbenica v skladu s svojimi predpisi o davčnih spodbudah zniža ali odpravi davek, ki se sicer plačuje v tej drugi državi pogodbenici, če se bo davčni sistem v Republiki Sloveniji spremenil. Če bo Slovenija uvedla tako spremembo, se opravijo pogajanja za spremembo 22. člena.
V DOKAZ NAVEDENEGA sta podpisana, ki sta bila za to pravilno pooblaščena, podpisala ta protokol.
Sestavljeno v dveh izvodih v Kairu dne 15. decembra 2009 v slovenskem, arabskem in angleškem jeziku, pri čemer so vsa besedila enako verodostojna. Pri različni razlagi besedil prevlada angleško besedilo.
Za
Republiko Slovenijo
Franc Križanič l.r.
 
Za
Arabsko republiko Egipt
Youssef Ghali l.r.
C O N V E N T I O N
BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND THE ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME
The Republic of Slovenia and the Arab Republic of Egypt,
Desiring to conclude a Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income,
Have agreed as follows:
ARTICLE 1
PERSONS COVERED
This Convention shall apply to persons who are residents of one or both of the Contracting States.
ARTICLE 2
TAXES COVERED
1 This Convention shall apply to taxes on income imposed on behalf of a Contracting State or of its political subdivisions or local authorities, irrespective of the manner in which they are levied.
2 There shall be regarded as taxes on income all taxes imposed on total income or on elements of income, including taxes on gains from the alienation of movable or immovable property, taxes on the total amounts of wages or salaries paid by enterprises, as well as taxes on capital appreciation.
3 The existing taxes to which the Convention shall apply are in particular:
(a) in the case of Egypt:
(i) the tax on income of individuals including:
1. income from salaries and wages;
2. income from commercial and industrial activities;
3. income from professional activities (independent personal services);
4. income derived from immovable property (including agriculture land, buildings, and furnished units);
(ii) the tax on the profits of legal entities (Corporations and Partnerships);
(iii) the tax withheld at source;
(iv) the supplementary taxes imposed as percentage of taxes mentioned above or otherwise;
(hereinafter referred to as “Egyptian tax”);
(b) in the case of Slovenia:
(i) the tax on income of legal persons;
(ii) the tax on income of individuals;
(hereinafter referred to as “Slovenian tax“).
4 The Convention shall also apply to any identical or substantially similar taxes which are imposed after the date of signature of this Convention in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes which have been made in their respective taxation laws.
ARTICLE 3
GENERAL DEFINITIONS
1 For the purposes of this Convention, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) (i) the term “Egypt” means the territory of the Arab Republic of Egypt, and when used in a geographical sense, includes the territorial sea and any area adjacent to the coast beyond the territorial waters, over which Egypt exercises sovereign rights, in accordance with Egyptian legislation and international law, and which has been or may hereafter be designated as an area within which Egypt may exercise rights with respect to the sea bed and subsoil and their natural resources;
(ii) the term “Slovenia” means the Republic of Slovenia and, when used in a geographical sense, means the territory of Slovenia as well as those maritime areas over which Slovenia may exercise sovereign or jurisdictional right in accordance with internal legislation and international law;
(b) the terms “a Contracting State” and “the other Contracting State” mean Egypt or Slovenia, as the context requires;
(c) the term “person” includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons;
(d) the term “company” means any body corporate or any entity that is treated as a body corporate for tax purposes;
(e) the terms “enterprise of a Contracting State” and “enterprise of the other Contracting State” mean, respectively an enterprise carried on by a resident of a Contracting State and an enterprise carried on by a resident of the other Contracting State;
(f) the term “international traffic” means any transport by a ship or aircraft operated by an enterprise that has its place of effective management in a Contracting State, except when the ship or aircraft is operated solely between places in the other Contracting State;
(g) the term “competent authority” means:
(i) in Egypt: the Minister of Finance or his authorized representative;
(ii) in Slovenia: the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia or its authorized representative;
(h) the term “national” means:
(i) any individual possessing the nationality of a Contracting State;
(ii) any legal person, partnership or association deriving its status as such from the law in force in a Contracting State.
2 As regards the application of the Convention at any time by a Contracting State, any term not defined therein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning that it has at that time under the law of that State for the purposes of the taxes to which the Convention applies, any meaning under the applicable tax laws of that State prevailing over a meaning given to the term under other laws of that State.
ARTICLE 4
RESIDENT
1 For the purposes of this Convention, the term “resident of a Contracting State” means any person who, under the laws of that State, is liable to tax therein by reason of his domicile, residence, place of management, place of incorporation or any other criterion of a similar nature, and also includes that State and any political subdivision or local authority thereof. This term, however does not include any person who is liable to tax in that State in respect only of income from sources in that State.
2 Where by reason of the provisions of paragraph 1 an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, then his status shall be determined as follows:
(a) he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State in which he has a permanent home available to him; if he has a permanent home available to him in both States, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State with which his personal and economic relations are closer (centre of vital interests);
(b) if the State in which he has his centre of vital interests cannot be determined, or if he has not a permanent home available to him in either State, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State in which he has an habitual abode;
(c) if he has an habitual abode in both States or in neither of them, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State of which he is a national;
(d) if he is a national of both States or of neither of them, the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall settle the question by mutual agreement.
3 Where by the reason of the provisions of paragraph 1 a person other than an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, then it shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State in which its place of effective management is situated.
ARTICLE 5
PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT
1 For the purposes of this Convention, the term “permanent establishment” means a fixed place of business through which the business of an enterprise is wholly or partly carried on.
2 The term “permanent establishment” includes especially:
(a) a place of management;
(b) a branch;
(c) an office;
(d) a factory;
(e) a workshop;
(f) a mine, an oil or gas well, a quarry or any other place of extraction of natural resources;
(g) a farm or an plantation.
3 The term “permanent establishment” likewise encompasses:
(a) a building site, a construction or assembly project or installation project or drilling rig or ship used for the exploration or development of natural resources including supervisory activities in connection therewith, but only where such site, project or activities continue for a period of more than six months;
(b) the furnishing of services, including consultancy services, or managerial services by an enterprise of a Contracting State through employees or other personnel engaged by the enterprise for such purpose, but only where activities of that nature continue (for the same or a connected project) within the country for a period or periods aggregating more than 183 days within any twelve-month period.
4 Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, the term “permanent establishment” shall be deemed not to include:
(a) the use of facilities solely for the purpose of storage or display of goods or merchandise belonging to the enterprise;
(b) the maintenance of a stock of goods or merchandise belonging to the enterprise solely for the purpose of storage or display;
(c) the maintenance of a stock of goods or merchandise belonging to the enterprise solely for the purpose of processing by another enterprise;
(d) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for the purpose of purchasing goods or merchandise or of collecting information, for the enterprise;
(e) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for the purpose of carrying on, for the enterprise, any other activity of a preparatory or auxiliary character;
(f) the maintenance of a fixed place of business solely for any combination of activities mentioned in sub-paragraphs (a) to (e), provided that the overall activity of the fixed place of business resulting from this combination is of a preparatory or auxiliary character.
5 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2, where a person other than an agent of an independent status to whom paragraph 7 applies is acting in a Contracting State on behalf of an enterprise of the other Contracting State, that enterprise shall be deemed to have a permanent establishment in the first-mentioned Contracting State in respect of any activities which that person undertakes for the enterprise, if such a person:
(a) has and habitually exercise in that State an authority to conclude Contracts in the name of the enterprise, unless the activities of such person are limited to those mentioned in paragraph 4 which, if exercised through a fixed place of business, would not make this fixed place of business a permanent establishment under the provisions of that paragraph; or
(b) has no such authority, but habitually maintains in the first mentioned State a stock of goods or merchandise from which he regularly delivers goods or merchandise on behalf of the enterprise.
6 Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, an insurance enterprise of a Contracting State shall, except in regard to reinsurance, be deemed to have a permanent establishment in the other Contracting State if it collects premiums in the territory of that other State or insures risks situated therein through a person other than an agent of an independent status to whom paragraph 7 applies.
7 An enterprise of a Contracting State shall not be deemed to have a permanent establishment in the other Contracting State merely because it carries on business in that other State through a broker, general commission agent or any other agent of an independent status, provided that such persons are acting in the ordinary course of their business. However, when the activities of such an agent are devoted wholly or almost wholly on behalf of that enterprise, and conditions are made or imposed between the enterprise and the agent in their commercial and financial relations which differ from those which would have been made between independent enterprises, he will not be considered an agent of an independent status within the meaning of this paragraph.
8 The fact that a company which is a resident of a Contracting state controls or is controlled by a company which is a resident of the other Contracting State, or which carries on business in that other State (whether through a permanent establishment or otherwise), shall not of itself constitute either company a permanent establishment of the other.
ARTICLE 6
INCOME FROM IMMOVABLE PROPERTY
1 Income derived by a resident of a Contracting State from immovable property (including income from agriculture or forestry) situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2 The term “immovable property” shall have the meaning which it has under the law of the Contracting State in which the property in question is situated. The term shall in any case include property accessory to immovable property, livestock and equipment used in agriculture and forestry, rights to which the provisions of general law respecting landed property apply, usufruct of immovable property and rights to variable or fixed payments as consideration for the working of, or the right to work, mineral deposits, sources and other natural resources. Ships and aircraft shall not be regarded as immovable property.
3 The provisions of paragraph 1 shall also apply to income derived from the direct use, letting, or use in any other form of immovable property.
4 The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 3 shall also apply to the income from immovable property of an enterprise and to income from immovable property used for the performance of independent personal services.
ARTICLE 7
BUSINESS PROFITS
1 The profits of an enterprise of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State unless the enterprise carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein. If the enterprise carries on business as aforesaid, the profits of the enterprise may be taxed in the other State, but only so much of them as is attributable to that permanent establishment.
2 Subject to the provisions of paragraph 3, where an enterprise of a Contracting State carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein, there shall in each Contracting State be attributed to that permanent establishment the profits which it might be expected to make if it were a distinct and separate enterprise engaged in the same or similar activities under the same or similar conditions and dealing wholly independently with the enterprise of which it is a permanent establishment.
3 In determining the profits of a permanent establishment, there shall be allowed as deductions expenses which are incurred for the purposes of the business of the permanent establishment, including executive and general administrative expenses so incurred, whether in the State in which the permanent establishment is situated or elsewhere.
4 Insofar as it has been customary in a Contracting State to determine the profits to be attributed to a permanent establishment on the basis of an apportionment of the total profits of the enterprise to its various parts, nothing in paragraph 2 shall preclude that Contracting State from determining the profits to be taxed by such an apportionment as may be customary; the method of apportionment adopted shall however, be such that the result shall be in accordance with the principles contained in this Article.
5 No profits shall be attributed to a permanent establishment by reason of the mere purchase by that permanent establishment of goods or merchandise for the enterprise.
6 For the purposes of the preceding paragraphs, the profits to be attributed to the permanent establishment shall be determined by the same method year by year unless there is good and sufficient reason to the contrary.
7 Where profits include items of income which are dealt with separately in other Articles of this Convention, then the provisions of those Articles shall not be affected by the provisions of this Article.
ARTICLE 8
SHIPPING AND AIR TRANSPORT
1 Profits from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of the enterprise is situated.
2 If the place of effective management of a shipping enterprise is aboard a ship, then it shall be deemed to be situated in the Contracting State in which the home harbor of the ship is situated, or, if there is no such home harbour, in the Contracting State of which the operator of the ship is a resident.
3 The provisions of paragraph 1 shall also apply to profits from the participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency.
ARTICLE 9
ASSOCIATED ENTERPRISES
1 Where
(a) an enterprise of a Contracting State participates directly or indirectly in the management, control or capital of an enterprise of the other Contracting State, or
(b) the same persons participate directly or indirectly in the management, control or capital of an enterprise of a Contracting State and an enterprise of the other Contracting State, and in either case conditions are made or imposed between the two enterprises in their commercial or financial relations which differ from those which would be made between independent enterprises, then any profits which would, but for those conditions, have accrued to one of the enterprises, but, by reason of those conditions, have not so accrued, may be included in the profits of that enterprise and taxed accordingly.
2 Where a Contracting State includes in the profits of an enterprise of that State – and taxes accordingly – profits on which an enterprise of the other Contracting State has been charged to tax in that other State and the profits so included are profits which would have accrued to the enterprise of the first-mentioned State if the conditions made between the two enterprises had been those which would have been made between independent enterprises, then that other State shall make an appropriate adjustment to the amount of the tax charged therein on those profits. In determining such adjustment, due regard shall be had to the other provisions of this Convention.
3 The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply in the case of fraud, willful default or neglect.
ARTICLE 10
DIVIDENDS
1 Dividends paid by a company which is a resident of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2 However, such dividends may also be taxed in the Contracting State of which the company paying the dividends is a resident, and according to the laws of that State, but if the beneficial owner of the dividends is a resident of the other Contracting State the tax so charged shall not exceed:
(a) 8 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends if the beneficial owner is a company which holds directly or indirectly at least 25 per cent of the capital of the company paying the dividends;
(b) 13 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends in all other cases.
The competent authorities of the Contracting State shall by mutual agreement settle the mode of application of these limitations.
This paragraph shall not affect the taxation of the company in respect of the profits out of which the dividends are paid.
3 The term “dividends” as used in this Article means income from shares, “jouissance“ shares or “jouissance“ rights, mining shares, founders shares or other rights, not being debt-claims, participating in profits, as well as income from other corporate rights which is subjected to the same taxation treatment as income from shares by the laws of the State of which the company making the distribution is a resident.
4 The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the dividends, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State of which the company paying the dividends is a resident, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the holding in respect of which the dividends are paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
5 Where a company which is a resident of a Contracting State derives profits or income from the other Contracting State, that other State may not impose any tax on the dividends paid by the company, except in so far as such dividends are paid to a resident of that other State or in so far as the holding in respect of which the dividends are paid is effectively connected with a permanent establishment or a fixed base situated in that other State, nor subject the company’s undistributed profits to a tax on the company’s undistributed profits, even if the dividends paid or the undistributed profits consist wholly or partly of profits or income arising in such other State.
ARTICLE 11
INTEREST
1 Interest arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2 However, such interest may also be taxed in the Contracting State in which it arises and according to the laws of that State, but if the beneficial owner of the interest is a resident of the other contracting State the tax so charged shall not exceed 13 per cent of the gross amount of the interest.
The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall by mutual agreement settle the mode of application of this limitation.
3 Interest arising in a Contracting State shall be exempt from tax in both States if the interest is paid to:
(a) the other Contracting State, its political subdivisions, its local authority or public law entities thereof;
(b) Central bank of the other Contracting State.
4 The term “interest” as used in this Article means income from debt-claims of every kind, whether or not secured by mortgage and whether or not carrying a right to participate in the debtor’s profits, and in particular, income from government securities and income from bonds or debentures, including premiums and prizes attaching to such securities, bonds or debentures. Penalty charges for late payment shall not be regarded as interest for the purpose of this Article.
5 The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the interest, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State in which the interest arises, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the debt-claim in respect of which the interest is paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
6 Interest shall be deemed to arise in a Contracting State when the payer is a resident of that State. Where, however, the person paying the interest, whether he is a resident of a Contracting State or not, has in a Contracting State a permanent establishment or a fixed base in connection with which the indebtedness on which the interest is paid was incurred, and such interest is borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, then such interest shall be deemed to arise in the State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.
7 Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the interest, having regard to the debt-claim for which it is paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable according to the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.
ARTICLE 12
ROYALTIES
1 Royalties arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2 However, such royalties may also be taxed in the Contracting State in which they arise and according to the laws of that State, but if the beneficial owner of the royalties is the resident of the other contracting state the tax so charged shall not exceed 15 per cent of the gross amount of the royalties.
The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall by mutual agreement settle the mode of application of this limitation.
3 The term “royalties” as used in this Article means payments of any kind received, as a consideration for the use of, or the right to use, any copyright of literary, artistic or scientific work including cinematograph and video films, or films or tapes used for radio or television broadcasting, any patent, trade mark, design or model, computer software, plan, secret formula or process, or for the use of, or the right to use, industrial, commercial or scientific equipment, or for information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience. It also includes payments for technical assistance performed in a Contracting State by a resident of the other Contracting State where it is related to the application of any such rights, property or information, and is of an ancillary or largely unimportant character.
4 The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the royalties, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State in which the royalties arise, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the right or property in respect of which the royalties are paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
5 Royalties shall be deemed to arise in a Contracting State when the payer is a resident of that State. Where, however, the person paying the royalties, whether he is a resident of a Contracting State or not, has in a Contracting State a permanent establishment or a fixed base in connection with which the liability to pay the royalties was incurred, and such royalties are borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, then such royalties shall be deemed to arise in the State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.
6 Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the royalties, having regard to the use, right or information for which they are paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this Article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable according to the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.
ARTICLE 13
CAPITAL GAINS
1 Gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of immovable property referred to in Article 6 and situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2 Gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of shares or of other rights in a company, trust or comparable institution deriving more than 50 per cent of their value directly or indirectly from immovable property situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
3 Gains from the alienation of movable property forming part of the business property of a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State or of movable property pertaining to a fixed base available to a resident of a Contracting State in the other Contracting State for the purpose of performing independent personal services, including such gains from the alienation of such a permanent establishment (alone or with the whole enterprise) or of such fixed base, may be taxed in that other State.
4 Gains from the alienation of ships or aircraft operated in international traffic or movable property pertaining to the operation of such ships or aircraft shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of the enterprise is situated.
5 Gains from the alienation of any property other than that referred to in the preceding paragraphs may be taxed in the Contracting State where the income arises.
ARTICLE 14
INDEPENDENT PERSONAL SERVICES
1 Income derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of professional services or other activities of an independent character shall be taxable only in that State except in the following circumstances, when such income may also be taxed in the other Contracting State:
(a) if he has a fixed base regularly available to him in the other Contracting State for the purpose of performing his activities, in that case, only so much of the income as is attributable to that fixed base may be taxed in that other Contracting State; or
(b) if his stay in the other Contracting State is for a period or periods amounting to or exceeding in aggregate 183 days in the fiscal year concerned; in that case, only as so much of the income as is derived from his activities performed in that other State may be taxed in that other State.
2 The term “professional services” includes especially independent scientific, literary, artistic, educational or teaching activities as well as the independent activities of physicians, lawyers, engineers, architects, dentists and accountants.
ARTICLE 15
DEPENDENT PERSONAL SERVICES
1 Subject to the provisions of Articles 16, 18, 19 and 20 salaries, wages and other similar remuneration derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment shall be taxable only in that State unless the employment is exercised in the other Contracting State. If the employment is so exercised, such remuneration as is derived therefrom may be taxed in that other State.
2 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1, remuneration derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment exercised in the other Contracting State shall be taxable only in the first-mentioned State if:
(a) the recipient is present in the other State for a period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 183 days in any twelve month period commencing or ending in the fiscal year concerned; and
(b) the remuneration is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the other State; and
(c) the remuneration is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base which the employer has in the other State.
3 Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article remuneration derived in respect of an employment exercised aboard a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of the enterprise is situated.
ARTICLE 16
DIRECTORS’ FEES
Directors’ fees and other similar payments derived by a resident of a Contracting State in his capacity as a member of the board of directors or any other similar organ of a company or supervisory board of a company which is a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
ARTICLE 17
ARTISTES AND SPORTSMEN
1 Notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 14 and 15, income derived by a resident of a Contracting State as an entertainer, such as a theatre, motion picture, radio or television artiste, or a musician, or as a sportsman, from his personal activities as such exercised in the other Contracting State, may be taxed in that other State.
2 Where income in respect of personal activities exercised by an entertainer or a sportsman in his capacity as such accrues not to the entertainer or sportsman himself but to another person, that income may, notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 7, 14 and 15, be taxed in the Contracting State in which the activities of the entertainer or sportsman are exercised.
ARTICLE 18
PENSIONS AND ANNUITIES
1 Subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 19, pensions, annuities and other similar remuneration paid to a resident of a Contracting State in consideration of past employment shall be taxable only in that State.
2 Notwithstanding the provision of paragraph 1, pensions, annuities and other payments made under the social security legislation of a Contracting State may be taxed in that State.
3 The term “annuities” means a stated sum payable periodically at stated times, during life or during a specified or ascertainable period of time, under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration in money or money’s worth.
ARTICLE 19
GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1 Salaries, wages, and other similar remuneration, other than a pension, paid by or out of funds created by, a Contracting State or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision or authority shall be taxable only in that State.
2 However, such salaries, wages and other similar remuneration shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the services are rendered in that other State and the individual is a resident of that other State who:
(a) is a national of that State; or
(b) did not become a resident of that State solely for the purpose of rendering the services.
3 (a) Any pension paid by, or out of funds created by, a Contracting State or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision or authority shall be taxable only in that State.
(b) However, such pension shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the individual is a resident of, and a national of, that State.
4 The provisions of Articles 15, 16, 17 and 18 shall apply to remuneration and pension in respect of services rendered in connection with a business carried on by a Contracting State or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof.
ARTICLE 20
STUDENTS
Payments which a student or business apprentice who is or was immediately before visiting a Contracting State a resident of the other Contracting State and who is present in the first-mentioned State solely for the purpose of his education or training receives for the purpose of his maintenance, education or training shall not be taxed in that State, provided that such payments arise from sources outside that State.
ARTICLE 21
OTHER INCOME
1 Items of income of a resident of a Contracting State, wherever arising, not dealt with in the foregoing Articles of this Convention shall be taxable only in that State.
2 The provisions of paragraph 1 shall not apply to income, other than income from immovable property as defined in paragraph 2 of Article 6, if the recipient of such income, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal service from a fixed base situated therein, and the right or property in respect of which the income is paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
3 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2, items of income of a resident of a Contracting State not dealt with in the foregoing articles of this Convention and arising in the other Contracting State may also be taxed in that other State.
ARTICLE 22
ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE TAXATION
1 Where a resident of a Contracting State derives income which, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, may be taxed in the other Contracting State, the first-mentioned State shall allow as a deduction from the tax on the income of that resident, an amount equal to the income tax paid in that other State. Such deduction shall not, however, exceed that part of the income tax, as computed before the deduction is given, which is attributable, to the income which may be taxed in that other State.
2 Where, in accordance with any provision of this Convention income derived by a resident of a Contracting State, is exempted from tax in that State, such State may nevertheless, in calculating the amount of tax on the remaining income of such resident, take into account the exempted income.
ARTICLE 23
NON-DISCRIMINATION
1 Nationals of a Contracting State shall not be subjected in the other Contracting State to any taxation or any requirement connected therewith, which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected requirements to which nationals of that other State in the same circumstances, in particular with respect to residence, are or may be subjected. This provision shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1, also apply to persons who are not residents of one or both of the Contracting State.
2 Stateless persons who are residents of a Contracting State shall not be subjected in either Contracting State to any taxation or any requirement connected therewith which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected requirements to which nationals of the State concerned in the same circumstances, in particular with respect to residence, are or may be subjected.
3 The taxation on a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State shall not be less favorably levied in that other State than the taxation levied on enterprises of that other State carrying on the same activities. This provision shall not be construed as obliging a Contracting State to grant to residents of the other Contracting State any personal allowances, reliefs and reductions for taxation purposes on account of civil status or family responsibilities which it grants to its own residents.
4 Except where the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 9, paragraph 7 of Article 11, or paragraph 6 of Article 12, apply, interest, royalties and other disbursements paid by an enterprise of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State shall, for the purpose of determining the taxable profits of such enterprise, be deductible under the same conditions as if they had been paid to a resident of the first-mentioned State. Similarly, any debts of an enterprise of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State shall, for the purpose of determining the taxable capital of such enterprise be deductible under the same conditions as if they had been contracted to a resident of the first-mentioned State.
5 Enterprises of a Contracting State, the capital of which is wholly or partly owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by one or more residents of the other Contracting State, shall not be subjected in the first-mentioned State to any taxation or any requirement connected therewith which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected requirements to which other similar enterprises of the first-mentioned State are or may be subjected.
6 The provisions of this Article shall apply only to taxes that are covered by this Convention.
ARTICLE 24
MUTUAL AGREEMENT PROCEDURE
1 Where a person considers that the actions of one or both of the Contracting States result or will result for him in taxation not in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, he may, irrespective of the remedies provided by the domestic law of those State, present his case to the competent authority of the Contracting State of which he is a resident or, if his case comes under paragraph 1 of Article 23, to that of the Contracting State of which he is a national. The case must be presented within three years from the first notification of the action resulting in taxation not in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
2 The competent authority shall endeavor, if the objection appears to it to be justified and if it is not itself able to arrive at a satisfactory solution, to resolve the case by mutual convention with the competent authority of the other Contracting State, with a view to the avoidance of taxation which is not in accordance with the Convention. Any agreement reached shall be implemented notwithstanding any time limit in the domestic law of the Contracting States.
3 The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall endeavor to resolve by mutual Convention any difficulties or doubts arising as to the interpretation or application of the Convention. They may also consult together for the elimination of double taxation in cases not provided for in the Convention.
ARTICLE 25
EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION
1 The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Convention or of the domestic laws of the Contracting States concerning taxes covered by the Convention, insofar as the taxation thereunder is not contrary to the Convention in particular for the prevention of fraud or evasion of such taxes. The exchange of information is not restricted by Article 1. Any information received by a Contracting State shall be treated as secret in the same manner as information obtained under the domestic laws of that State. However, if the information is originally regarded as secret in the transmitting state it shall be disclosed only to persons or authorities (including courts and administrative bodies) involved in the assessment or collection of, the enforcement or prosecution in respect of, or the determination of appeals in relation to, the taxes which are the subject of the Convention, such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes but may disclose the information in public court proceedings or in judicial decisions.
2 In no case shall the provisions of paragraphs 1 be construed so as to impose on a Contracting State the obligation:
(a) to carry out administrative measures at variance with the laws and administrative practice of that or of the other Contracting State;
(b) to supply information which is not obtainable under the laws or in the normal course of the administration of that or of the other Contracting State;
(c) to supply information which would disclose any trade, business, industrial, commercial or professional secret or trade process, or information the disclosure of which would be contrary to public policy (ordre public).
ARTICLE 26
MEMBERS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND CONSULAR POSTS
Nothing in this Convention shall affect the fiscal privileges of members of diplomatic missions or consular posts under the general rules of international law or under the provisions of special Agreements.
ARTICLE 27
ENTRY INTO FORCE
1 The Contracting States shall notify each other in writing, through diplomatic channels, that the procedures required by its law for the entry into force of this Convention have been satisfied. The Convention shall enter into force on the date of the receipt of the last notification.
2 After the entry into force of this Convention its provisions shall have effect for the first time:
(a) in respect of tax withheld at source, on amounts paid or credited on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following its entry into force; and
(b) in respect of other taxes, for taxation years or periods beginning on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following its entry into force.
ARTICLE 28
TERMINATION
This Convention shall continue in effect indefinitely, but either Contracting State may, on or before June 30 in any calendar year after the expiration of a period of five years from date of entry into force, give to the other Contracting State a notice of termination in writing through diplomatic channels.
In such event, the Convention shall cease to have effect:
(a) in respect of tax withheld at source, on amounts paid or credited on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following that in which the notice has been given; and
(b) in respect of other taxes, for taxation years or periods beginning on or after the first day of January in the calendar year following that in which the notice has been given.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Convention.
Done in duplicate at Cairo, this 15 day of December 2009, in the Slovenian, Arabic and English languages, each version being equally authentic. In case of divergence between any of texts, the English text shall prevail.
For the
Republic of Slovenia
Franc Križanič (s)
 
For the
Arab republic of Egypt
Youssef Ghali (s)
PROTOCOL
At the time of signing the Convention between the Republic of Slovenia and the Arab Republic of Egypt for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on in income, both Contracting States have agreed that the following provision shall form an integral part of the Convention:
In respect of Article 22, it is understood that the Contracting States shall reconsider the methods of elimination of double taxation in the case when the tax which is otherwise payable in the other Contracting State has been reduced or waived by that other Contracting State under its legal provisions for tax incentives, if there would be a change in the tax system of the Republic of Slovenia. If such a change will be introduced in Slovenia, negotiations for the revision of Article 22 shall take place.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized to that effect, have signed this Protocol.
Done in duplicate at Cairo, this 15 day of December 2009, in the Slovenian, Arabic and English languages, each version being equally authentic. In case of divergence between any of texts, the English text shall prevail.
For the
Republic of Slovenia
Franc Križanič (s)
 
For the
Arab republic of Egypt
Youssef Ghali (s)
3. člen
Za izvajanje konvencije s protokolom skrbi ministrstvo, pristojno za finance.
4. člen
Ta zakon začne veljati petnajsti dan po objavi v Uradnem listu Republike Slovenije – Mednarodne pogodbe.
Št. 432-01/10-34/9
Ljubljana, dne 22. septembra 2010
EPA 1193-V
Državni zbor
Republike Slovenije
dr. Pavel Gantar l.r.
Predsednik
(*) Besedilo konvencije s protokolom v arabskem jeziku je na vpogled v Sektorju za mednarodno pravo Ministrstva za zunanje zadeve.