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128. Zakon o ratifikaciji Sporazuma med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BSGIDO), stran 853.

Na podlagi druge alinee prvega odstavka 107. člena in prvega odstavka 91. člena Ustave Republike Slovenije izdajam
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o razglasitvi Zakona o ratifikaciji Sporazuma med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BSGIDO)
Razglašam Zakon o ratifikaciji Sporazuma med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom (BSGIDO), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor Republike Slovenije na 20. seji 22. septembra 2010.
Št. 003-02-8/2010-13
Ljubljana, dne 30. septembra 2010
dr. Danilo Türk l.r.
Predsednik
Republike Slovenije
Z A K O N
O RATIFIKACIJI SPORAZUMA MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN REPUBLIKO SINGAPUR O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA, S PROTOKOLOM (BSGIDO)
1. člen
Ratificira se Sporazum med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka, s protokolom, podpisan v New Yorku 8. januarja 2010.
2. člen
Sporazum s protokolom se v izvirniku v slovenskem in angleškem jeziku glasi:
S P O R A Z U M
MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN REPUBLIKO SINGAPUR O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA
Republika Slovenija in Republika Singapur sta se v želji, da bi sklenili sporazum o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka,
sporazumeli:
1. člen
OSEBE, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA SPORAZUM
Ta sporazum se uporablja za osebe, ki so rezidenti ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic.
2. člen
DAVKI, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA SPORAZUM
1. Ta sporazum 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.
3. Obstoječi davki, za katere se uporablja sporazum, so zlasti:
a) v Sloveniji:
i) davek od dohodka pravnih oseb,
ii) dohodnina
(v nadaljevanju »slovenski davek«);
b) v Singapurju:
– davek od dohodka
(v nadaljevanju »singapurski davek«).
4. Sporazum se uporablja tudi za enake ali vsebinsko podobne davke, ki se po datumu podpisa sporazuma 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 tem sporazumu, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače:
a) izraz »Slovenija« pomeni Republiko Slovenijo, in ko se uporablja v geografskem pomenu, ozemlje Slovenije in tista morska območja, na katerih lahko Slovenija uveljavlja svoje suverene pravice ali jurisdikcijo v skladu s svojo notranjo zakonodajo in mednarodnim pravom;
b) izraz »Singapur« pomeni Republiko Singapur, in ko se uporablja v geografskem pomenu, izraz »Singapur« vključuje teritorialne vode Singapurja in katero koli območje zunaj meja teritorialnih voda Singapurja ter morsko dno in njegovo podzemlje takega območja, ki je bilo ali bo morda pozneje po zakonodaji Singapurja in v skladu z mednarodnim pravom določeno kot območje, na katerem ima Singapur suverene pravice za raziskovanje in izkoriščanje živih ali neživih naravnih virov;
c) izraza »država pogodbenica« in »druga država pogodbenica« pomenita Slovenijo ali Singapur, kakor zahteva sobesedilo;
d) izraz »oseba« vključuje posameznika, družbo ali katero koli drugo telo, ki združuje več oseb;
e) izraz »družba« pomeni katero koli korporacijo ali kateri koli subjekt, ki se za davčne namene obravnava kot korporacija;
f) izraza »podjetje države pogodbenice« in »podjetje druge države pogodbenice« pomenita podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident države pogodbenice, oziroma podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident druge države pogodbenice;
g) izraz »mednarodni promet« pomeni prevoz z ladjo ali letalom, ki ga opravlja podjetje s sedežem dejanske uprave v državi pogodbenici, razen če ladja ali letalo ne opravlja prevozov samo med kraji v drugi državi pogodbenici;
h) izraz »pristojni organ« pomeni:
i) v Sloveniji: Ministrstvo za finance Republike Slovenije ali njegovega pooblaščenega predstavnika;
ii) v Singapurju: ministra za finance ali njegovega pooblaščenega predstavnika;
i) izraz »državljan« v zvezi s pogodbenico pomeni:
i) posameznika, ki ima državljanstvo države pogodbenice;
ii) pravno osebo, osebno družbo ali združenje, katerega status izhaja iz veljavne zakonodaje v tej državi pogodbenici.
2. Kadar koli država pogodbenica uporabi sporazum, ima kateri koli izraz, ki v njem ni opredeljen, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače, pomen, ki ga ima takrat po pravu te države za namene davkov, za katere se sporazum 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 tem sporazumu izraz »rezident države pogodbenice« pomeni osebo, ki je po zakonodaji te države dolžna plačevati davke zaradi svojega stalnega prebivališča, prebivališča, sedeža uprave ali katerega koli drugega podobnega merila, in vključuje tudi to državo in katero koli njeno politično enoto, lokalno oblast ali z zakonom določen organ.
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) v vseh drugih primerih 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. Če sedeža njene dejanske uprave ni mogoče določiti, pristojna organa držav pogodbenic vprašanje rešita s skupnim dogovorom.
5. člen
STALNA POSLOVNA ENOTA
1. V tem sporazumu izraz »stalna poslovna enota« pomeni stalno mesto poslovanja, prek katerega v celoti ali delno potekajo posli podjetja.
2. Izraz »stalna poslovna enota« vključuje zlasti:
a) sedež uprave,
b) podružnico,
c) pisarno,
d) tovarno,
e) delavnico in
f) rudnik, nahajališče nafte ali plina, kamnolom ali kateri koli drug kraj pridobivanja naravnih virov.
3. Izraz »stalna poslovna enota« vključuje tudi:
a) gradbišče, projekt gradnje, montaže ali postavitve ali dejavnost nadzora ali svetovanja v zvezi z njimi, a samo če tako gradbišče, projekt ali dejavnost traja na ozemlju pogodbenice več kakor dvanajst mesecev, in
b) storitve, vključno s svetovalnimi storitvami, ki jih podjetje države pogodbenice opravlja z zaposlenimi delavci ali drugimi osebami, ki jih uporabi za ta namen, a samo če take dejavnosti (za isti ali z njim povezan projekt) še naprej potekajo v drugi državi pogodbenici v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki v katerem koli dvanajstmesečnem obdobju skupaj znašajo več kot 9 mesecev.
4. Ne glede na prejšnje določbe tega člena se šteje, da izraz »stalna poslovna enota« ne vključuje:
a) uporabe prostorov samo za skladiščenje, razstavljanje ali dostavo dobrin ali blaga, ki pripada podjetju;
b) vzdrževanja zaloge dobrin ali blaga, ki pripada podjetju, samo za skladiščenje, razstavljanje ali dostavo;
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, navedenih v pododstavkih od 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 šesti odstavek – deluje v imenu podjetja ter ima in običajno uporablja v državi pogodbenici pooblastilo za sklepanje pogodb v imenu podjetja, za to podjetje šteje, da ima stalno poslovno enoto v tej državi v zvezi z dejavnostmi, ki jih ta oseba prevzame za podjetje, razen če dejavnosti te 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.
6. Ne šteje se, da ima podjetje stalno poslovno enoto v državi pogodbenici samo zato, ker opravlja posle v tej državi prek posrednika, splošnega komisionarja ali katerega koli drugega zastopnika z neodvisnim statusom, če te osebe delujejo v okviru svojega rednega poslovanja.
7. 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 rude, virov ter drugega naravnega bogastva; ladje in letala se ne štejejo za nepremičnine.
3. Določbe prvega odstavka se uporabljajo 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 vse stroške, vključno s poslovodnimi in splošnimi upravnimi stroški, ki bi jih bilo mogoče odšteti, če bi bila ta poslovna enota ločeno podjetje, če jih je razumno mogoče pripisati tej stalni poslovni enoti, ne glede na to, ali so nastali v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota, ali drugje.
4. Stalni poslovni enoti se ne pripiše dobiček samo zato, ker nakupuje blago ali dobrine za podjetje.
5. 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.
6. Kadar dobiček vključuje dohodkovne postavke, ki so posebej obravnavane v drugih členih tega sporazuma, določbe tega člena ne vplivajo na določbe tistih členov.
8. člen
LADIJSKI IN LETALSKI PREVOZ
1. Dobiček od 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 pri interesnem združenju, mešanem podjetju ali mednarodni prevozni agenciji.
4. Obresti od finančnih sredstev, povezanih z opravljanjem ladijskih ali letalskih prevozov v mednarodnem prometu, se štejejo kot dobiček od opravljanja prevozov s temi ladjami ali letali in za te obresti se ne uporabljajo določbe 11. člena.
5. Za namen tega člena dobiček od opravljanja prevozov z ladjami ali letali v mednarodnem prometu vključuje:
a) dobiček od dajanja v najem praznih ladij in letal in
b) dobiček od uporabe, vzdrževanja ali dajanja v najem zabojnikov (vključno s priklopniki in povezano opremo za prevoz zabojnikov), ki se uporabljajo za prevoz blaga ali dobrin, če je tako oddajanje v najem ali uporaba, vzdrževanje ali najem, odvisno od primera, občasno pri opravljanju prevozov z ladjami ali letali v mednarodnem prometu.
9. člen
POVEZANA PODJETJA
1. Kadar:
a) je podjetje države pogodbenice neposredno ali posredno udeleženo pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali kapitalu podjetja druge države pogodbenice ali
b) so iste osebe neposredno ali posredno udeležene pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali 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 lahko kakršen koli dobiček, ki bi prirasel enemu od podjetij, če takih pogojev ne bi bilo, vendar prav zaradi takih pogojev ni prirasel, vključi v dobiček tega podjetja in ustrezno obdavči.
2. Kadar država pogodbenica v skladu z določbami prvega odstavka 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, če ta druga država meni, da je prilagoditev upravičena. Pri določanju take prilagoditve je treba upoštevati druge določbe tega sporazuma, pristojna organa držav pogodbenic pa se po potrebi med seboj posvetujeta.
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 sicer v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik dividend rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne sme presegati 5 odstotkov bruto zneska dividend. 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 izplačajo 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 sicer v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik obresti rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne sme presegati 5 odstotkov bruto zneska obresti.
3. Ne glede na določbe drugega odstavka so obresti, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici in se izplačajo vladi druge države pogodbenice, oproščene davka v prvi omenjeni državi. V primeru Slovenije so obresti, ki nastanejo v Singapurju in se plačajo za posojilo, za katero je dala poroštvo ali ga zavarovala Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka Ljubljana za račun Republike Slovenije, za to pooblaščena po notranjem pravu, oproščene davka v Singapurju.
4. Za namen tretjega odstavka izraz »vlada«
(a) v primeru Slovenije pomeni vlado Slovenije in vključuje:
(i) Banko Slovenije,
(ii) politično enoto, lokalno oblast ali z zakonom določen organ in
(iii) katero koli institucijo, ki je v celotni ali pretežni lasti vlade Slovenije, kot se sproti dogovorita pristojna organa držav pogodbenic;
(b) v primeru Singapurja pomeni vlado Singapurja in vključuje:
(i) centralno singapursko banko (Monetary Authority of Singapore);
(ii) Investicijsko korporacijo vlade Singapurja (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd);
(iii) z zakonom določen organ in
(iv) katero koli institucijo, ki je v celotni ali pretežni lasti vlade Singapurja, kot se sproti dogovorita pristojna organa držav pogodbenic.
5. 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, posebno 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 ta stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, se šteje, da take obresti nastanejo v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza.
8. Kadar zaradi posebnega odnosa med plačnikom in upravičenim lastnikom ali med njima in drugo osebo znesek obresti glede na terjatve, za katere 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 tega sporazuma.
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 sicer v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne sme presegati 5 odstotkov bruto zneska teh licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev.
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 filmi in filmi ali trakovi za radijsko ali televizijsko predvajanje, kakršne koli računalniške programske opreme, patenta, blagovne znamke, vzorca ali modela, načrta, tajne formule ali postopka ali za informacije o industrijskih, komercialnih ali znanstvenih izkušnjah.
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 tega sporazuma.
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, razen delnic, s katerimi se trguje na priznani borzi, katerih vrednost v več kot 75 odstotkih neposredno ali posredno izhaja iz nepremičnin, ki so 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 se nanašajo na opravljanje 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 tega člena, se obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je oseba, ki odtuji premoženje.
14. člen
SAMOSTOJNE OSEBNE STORITVE
1. Dohodek, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice dobi 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 drugi državi pogodbenici obdavči samo toliko dohodka, kolikor se pripiše tej stalni bazi, ali
b) če v drugi državi pogodbenici prebiva v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki v katerem koli dvanajstmesečnem obdobju skupaj presegajo 9 mesecev za isti ali z njim povezan projekt; v tem primeru se lahko v tej drugi državi obdavči samo toliko dohodka, kolikor ga doseže s svojimi dejavnostmi, ki jih opravi v tej drugi državi.
2. Izraz »poklicne storitve« še zlasti vključuje samostojne znanstvene, književne, umetniške, vzgojne ali izobraževalne dejavnosti in tudi samostojne dejavnosti zdravnikov, pravnikov, inženirjev, arhitektov, zobozdravnikov in računovodij.
15. člen
DOHODEK IZ ZAPOSLITVE
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 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 dvanajstmesečnem obdobju, 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, ki se izvaja na ladji ali letalu, s katerim se opravljajo prevozi v mednarodnem prometu, obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, v kateri je sedež dejanske uprave podjetja. Če pa prejemek dobi rezident druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavči tudi v tej drugi državi.
16. člen
PLAČILA DIREKTORJEM
Plačila direktorjem in druga podobna plačila, ki jih dobi rezident države pogodbenice kot član uprave ali podobnega organa 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 osebnih dejavnosti, ki jih opravlja v drugi državi pogodbenici, obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Kadar dohodek iz osebnih ali z njimi povezanih dejavnosti, ki jih opravlja nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik, 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.
3. Določbe prvega in drugega odstavka se ne uporabljajo za dohodek iz dejavnosti, ki jih nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik opravlja v državi pogodbenici, če se gostovanje v tej državi v celoti ali pretežno krije iz javnih sredstev ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic ali njunih političnih enot, lokalnih oblasti ali z zakonom določenih organov. V takem primeru se dohodek obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik.
18. člen
POKOJNINE
Ob upoštevanju določb drugega odstavka 19. člena se pokojnine in drugi podobni prejemki, ki se izplačujejo rezidentu države pogodbenice za preteklo zaposlitev, obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
19. člen
DRŽAVNA SLUŽBA
1. a) Plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki, razen pokojnin, ki jih izplačuje država pogodbenica ali njena politična enota, lokalna oblast ali z zakonom določen organ posamezniku za storitve, ki jih opravi za to državo ali enoto ali oblast, se obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
b) Take plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki pa se obdavčijo samo v drugi državi pogodbenici, če se storitve opravljajo v tej državi in je posameznik rezident te države, ki:
i) je državljan te države ali
ii) ni postal rezident te države samo zaradi opravljanja storitev.
2. a) Vsaka pokojnina, izplačana iz skladov države pogodbenice ali njene politične enote ali lokalne oblasti ali z zakonom določenega organa posamezniku za storitve, opravljene za to državo ali enoto, oblast ali organ, 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.
3. Določbe 15., 16., 17. in 18. člena se uporabljajo za plače, mezde in druge podobne prejemke ter za pokojnine za storitve, opravljene v zvezi s poslovanjem države pogodbenice ali njene politične enote, lokalne oblasti ali z zakonom določenega organa.
20. člen
PROFESORJI IN RAZISKOVALCI
1. Posameznik, ki je rezident države pogodbenice tik pred obiskom druge države pogodbenice in je na povabilo univerze, višje ali visoke šole, šole ali druge podobne izobraževalne ustanove, ki jo priznava pristojni organ v drugi državi pogodbenici, na obisku v drugi državi pogodbenici za največ dve leti samo zaradi poučevanja ali raziskovanja ali obojega v taki izobraževalni ustanovi, je oproščen davka v drugi državi pogodbenici za prejemke za tako poučevanje ali raziskovanje.
2. Ta člen se ne uporablja za dohodek od poučevanja ali raziskovanja, če se tako poučevanje ali raziskovanje ne izvaja predvsem v javno korist, ampak v prvi vrsti v zasebno korist določene osebe ali oseb.
21. 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.
22. člen
DRUGI DOHODKI
1. Deli dohodka rezidenta države pogodbenice, ki nastanejo kjer koli in niso obravnavani v predhodnih členih tega sporazuma, 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 tega sporazuma in nastanejo v drugi državi pogodbenici, lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
23. člen
ODPRAVA DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA
Dvojno obdavčevanje se odpravi, kakor sledi:
1. V Sloveniji:
a) kadar rezident Slovenije dobi dohodek, ki se v skladu z določbami tega sporazuma lahko obdavči v Singapurju, Slovenija dovoli kot odbitek od davka od dohodka tega rezidenta znesek, ki je enak davku od dohodka, plačanemu v Singapurju.
Tak odbitek pa ne sme presegati tistega dela pred odbitkom izračunanega davka od dohodka, ki se nanaša na dohodek, ki se lahko obdavči v Singapurju.
b) Kadar je v skladu s katero koli določbo sporazuma dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident Slovenije, oproščen davka v Sloveniji, lahko Slovenija pri izračunu davka od preostalega dohodka tega rezidenta vseeno upošteva oproščeni dohodek.
2. V Singapurju:
kadar rezident Singapurja dobi dohodek iz Slovenije, ki se v skladu z določbami tega sporazuma lahko obdavči v Sloveniji, Singapur ob upoštevanju svoje zakonodaje o znižanju davka, ki se plača v kateri koli državi razen v Singapurju, v obliki odbitka od singapurskega davka prizna slovenski davek, plačan neposredno ali z zmanjšanjem, kot odbitek od singapurskega davka, ki se plača od dohodka tega rezidenta. Kadar je tak dohodek dividenda, ki jo plača družba, ki je rezident Slovenije, družbi, ki je rezident Singapurja in je neposredno ali posredno lastnica najmanj 10 odstotkov delniškega kapitala prve omenjene družbe, se kot odbitek upošteva slovenski davek, ki ga je plačala ta družba od dela svojega dobička, iz katerega je bila izplačana dividenda.
24. 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.
2. 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.
3. Nič v tem sporazumu se ne razlaga, kot da zavezuje državo pogodbenico, da prizna:
(a) 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, ali
(b) državljanom druge države pogodbenice tiste osebne olajšave, druge olajšave in znižanja za davčne namene, ki jih priznava svojim državljanom, ki niso rezidenti te države, ali drugim osebam, določenim v davčni zakonodaji te države.
4. Razen kadar se uporabljajo določbe prvega odstavka 9. člena, osmega 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.
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 nobenemu obdavčevanju ali nobeni 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 za davke, ki jih ureja ta sporazum.
25. 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 tega sporazuma, 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 24. 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 sporazuma.
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 sporazumom. 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 sporazuma. Prav tako se lahko posvetujeta o odpravi dvojnega obdavčevanja v primerih, ki jih sporazum ne predvideva.
4. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic se lahko dogovarjata neposredno, da bi dosegla dogovor v smislu prejšnjih odstavkov.
26. člen
IZMENJAVA INFORMACIJ
1. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si izmenjavata take informacije, ki so potrebne za izvajanje določb tega sporazuma ali domače zakonodaje držav pogodbenic glede davkov, za katere se uporablja sporazum, če obdavčevanje na tej podlagi ni v nasprotju s sporazumom. Vsaka informacija, ki jo prejme država pogodbenica, se obravnava kot tajnost na isti način kot informacije, pridobljene po domači zakonodaji te države, in 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 ta sporazum. Te osebe ali organi uporabljajo informacije samo v te namene. Informacije lahko razkrijejo v sodnih postopkih ali 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 zakonih 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.
27. člen
ČLANI DIPLOMATSKIH PREDSTAVNIŠTEV IN KONZULATOV
Nič v tem sporazumu ne vpliva na davčne ugodnosti članov diplomatskih predstavništev ali konzulatov po splošnih pravilih mednarodnega prava ali določbah posebnih sporazumov.
28. 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 tega sporazuma. Sporazum začne veljati z dnem prejema zadnjega uradnega obvestila.
2. Določbe tega sporazuma se uporabljajo v zvezi z davkom, obračunanim za katero koli leto odmere z začetkom 1. januarja ali po njem v drugem koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem začne veljati ta sporazum.
29. člen
PRENEHANJE VELJAVNOSTI
Ta sporazum velja, dokler ga ena država pogodbenica ne odpove. Vsaka država ga lahko odpove po diplomatski poti z obvestilom o odpovedi najmanj šest mesecev pred koncem katerega koli koledarskega leta po poteku petih let od dneva začetka veljavnosti sporazuma. V takem primeru se sporazum preneha uporabljati v zvezi z davkom, obračunanim za katero koli leto odmere z začetkom 1. januarja ali po njem v drugem koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem je dano obvestilo.
V DOKAZ NAVEDENEGA sta podpisana, ki sta bila za to pravilno pooblaščena, podpisala ta sporazum.
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Za
Republiko Slovenijo:
Sanja Štiglic l.r.
 
Za
Republiko Singapur:
Vanu Gopala Menon l.r.
Protokol k Sporazumu med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka
Ob podpisu Sporazuma med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Singapur o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka sta se podpisana sporazumela, da so naslednje določbe sestavni del navedenega sporazuma:
1. V zvezi s 3. členom (Splošna opredelitev izrazov)
Izraz »telo, ki združuje več oseb« v točki d) prvega odstavka vključuje sklad, ki se ustanovi v državi pogodbenici, če je po domačem pravu te države pogodbenice sklad davčni rezident te države.
2. V zvezi z 11. členom (Obresti)
Izraz »Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka, d. d., Ljubljana« bo zajemal tudi katero koli pozneje ustanovljeno institucijo, ki bo nadomestila Slovensko izvozno in razvojno banko, d. d., Ljubljana, in opravljala iste naloge v skladu z domačo zakonodajo.
3. V zvezi s 13. členom (Kapitalski dobički)
Izraz »priznana borza« v drugem odstavku pomeni:
a) v primeru Slovenije Ljubljansko borzo (LJSE);
b) v primeru Singapurja Singapursko borzo (SGX);
c) katero koli borzo, o kateri je lahko sproti dogovorjeno.
4. V zvezi s 24. členom (Enako obravnavanje)
a) Nič v tem členu ne preprečuje Singapurju, da uporablja:
(i) davčne spodbude, ki jih daje svojim državljanom za spodbujanje družbenega razvoja v skladu s svojo politiko in merili;
(ii) davčne spodbude iz dela XIII B Zakona o spodbujanju gospodarske rasti (Olajšave pri davku od dohodka) za spodbujanje naložb v tujini ali projektov, ki jih izvajajo podjetja v pretežni lasti državljanov in oseb s stalnim prebivališčem v Singapurju.
b) Za namene četrtega odstavka se razume, da se za dovolitev odbitka plačila stroškov nerezidentu nič v tem odstavku ne razlaga, kot da preprečuje državi pogodbenici uvesti kakršno koli obveznost davčnega odtegljaja od takih plačil.
5. V zvezi s 26. členom (Izmenjava informacij)
Če Singapur na dan začetka veljavnosti tega sporazuma ali po njem izpolni zahteve svoje notranje zakonodaje za začetek veljavnosti določb spodaj navedenega 26. člena, o tem uradno obvesti Slovenijo po diplomatski poti. Besedilo 26. člena sporazuma se nato črta in nadomesti z naslednjim, ki se začne uporabljati 30 dni po dnevu takega uradnega obvestila:
»1. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si izmenjavata informacije, ki so predvidoma pomembne za izvajanje določb tega sporazuma ali za izvajanje ali uveljavljanje domače zakonodaje držav pogodbenic glede davkov vseh vrst in opisov, ki se uvedejo v imenu držav pogodbenic ali njunih političnih enot ali lokalnih oblasti, če obdavčevanje na njeni podlagi ni v nasprotju s tem sporazumom. Izmenjava informacij ni omejena s 1. in 2. členom.
2. Vsaka informacija, ki jo prejme država pogodbenica na podlagi prvega odstavka, se obravnava kot tajnost na isti način kot informacije, pridobljene po domači zakonodaji te države, in 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 iz prvega odstavka ali pri nadzoru nad omenjenim. Te osebe ali organi uporabljajo informacije samo v te namene. Razkrijejo jih lahko v sodnih postopkih ali sodnih odločitvah.
3. V nobenem primeru se določbe prvega in drugega 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 zakonih 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.
4. Če država pogodbenica zahteva informacije v skladu s tem členom, druga država pogodbenica sprejme ukrepe za pridobitev zahtevanih informacij, tudi če ta druga država sama morda ne potrebuje takih informacij za svoje davčne namene. Za obveznost iz prejšnjega stavka veljajo omejitve iz tretjega odstavka, toda v nobenem primeru se take omejitve ne razlagajo tako, kot da država pogodbenica lahko zavrne predložitev informacij samo zato, ker sama zanje nima interesa.
5. V nobenem primeru se določbe tretjega odstavka ne razlagajo tako, kot da država pogodbenica lahko zavrne predložitev informacij samo zato, ker jih hrani banka, druga finančna ustanova, pooblaščenec ali oseba, ki deluje kot zastopnik ali fiduciar, ali zato, ker so povezane z lastniškimi deleži v neki osebi.«
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Za
Republiko Slovenijo:
Sanja Štiglic l.r.
 
Za
Republiko Singapur:
Vanu Gopala Menon l.r.
A G R E E M E N T
BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME
The Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Singapore, desiring to conclude an Agreement 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 Agreement shall apply to persons who are residents of one or both of the Contracting States.
Article 2
TAXES COVERED
1. This Agreement 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.
3. The existing taxes to which the Agreement shall apply are in particular:
a) in Slovenia:
(i) the tax on income of legal persons;
(ii) the tax on income of individuals;
(hereinafter referred to as "Slovenian tax");
b) in Singapore:
– the income tax;
(hereinafter referred to as "Singapore tax").
4. The Agreement shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed after the date of signature of the Agreement 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 that have been made in their respective taxation laws.
Article 3
GENERAL DEFINITIONS
1. For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
a) 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 rights in accordance with its internal legislation and international law;
b) the term "Singapore" means the Republic of Singapore and when used in a geographical sense, the term "Singapore" includes the territorial waters of Singapore and any area extending beyond the limits of the territorial waters of Singapore, and the sea-bed and subsoil of any such area, which has been or may hereafter be designated under the laws of Singapore and in accordance with international law as an area over which Singapore has sovereign rights for the purposes of exploring and exploiting the natural resources, whether living or non-living;
c) the terms "a Contracting State" and "the other Contracting State" mean Slovenia or Singapore, as the context requires;
d) the term "person" includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons;
e) the term "company" means any body corporate or any entity that is treated as a body corporate for tax purposes;
f) 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;
g) 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;
h) the term "competent authority" means:
(i) in Slovenia: the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia or its authorised representative;
(ii) in Singapore: the Minister for Finance or his authorised representative;
i) the term "national", in relation to a Contracting State, means:
(i) any individual possessing the nationality of that Contracting State;
(ii) any legal person, partnership or association deriving its status as such from the laws in force in that Contracting State.
2. As regards the application of the Agreement 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 Agreement 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 Agreement, 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 or any other criterion of a similar nature, and also includes that State and any political subdivision, local authority or statutory body thereof.
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) in any other case, the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall settle the question by mutual agreement.
3. Where by 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. If its place of effective management cannot be determined, the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall settle the question by mutual agreement.
Article 5
PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT
1. For the purposes of this Agreement, 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; and
f) a mine, an oil or gas well, a quarry or any other place of extraction of natural resources.
3. The term "permanent establishment" also includes:
a) a building site, a construction, assembly or installation project or a supervisory or consultancy activity connected therewith, but only if such site, project or activity lasts in a Contracting State for a period of more than twelve months;
b) the furnishing of services, including consultancy 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 other Contracting State for a period or periods aggregating more than 9 months 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, display or delivery 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, display or delivery;
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 subparagraphs 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 6 applies - is acting on behalf of an enterprise and has, and habitually exercises, in a Contracting State an authority to conclude contracts in the name of the enterprise, that enterprise shall be deemed to have a permanent establishment in that State in respect of any activities which that person undertakes for 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.
6. An enterprise shall not be deemed to have a permanent establishment in a Contracting State merely because it carries on business in that 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.
7. 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 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 all expenses, including executive and general administrative expenses, which would be deductible if the permanent establishment were an independent enterprise, insofar as they are reasonably allocable to the permanent establishment, whether incurred in the Contracting State in which the permanent establishment is situated or elsewhere.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Where profits include items of income which are dealt with separately in other Articles of this Agreement, 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 harbour of the ship is situated, or, if there is no such home harbour, in the Contracting State in 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.
4. Interest on funds connected with the operations of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall be regarded as profits derived from the operation of such ships or aircraft, and the provisions of Article 11 shall not apply in relation to such interest.
5. For the purposes of this Article, profits from the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic shall include:
a) profits from the rental on a bareboat basis of ships or aircraft; and
b) profits from the use, maintenance or rental of containers (including trailers and related equipment for the transport of containers), used for the transport of goods or merchandise; where such rental or such use, maintenance or rental, as the case may be, is incidental to the operation of ships or aircraft in international traffic.
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 accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1, 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 if that other State considers the adjustment justified. In determining such adjustment, due regard shall be had to the other provisions of this Agreement and the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall if necessary consult each other.
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 5 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends. 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 insofar as such dividends are paid to a resident of that other State or insofar 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 5 per cent of the gross amount of the interest.
3. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2, interest arising in a Contracting State and paid to the Government of the other Contracting State shall be exempt from tax in the first-mentioned State. In the case of Slovenia, interest arising in Singapore and paid in consideration of a loan guaranteed or insured by Slovene Export and Development Bank Inc., Ljubljana on account of the Republic of Slovenia as authorised in accordance with the domestic law shall be exempt from tax in Singapore.
4. For the purpose of paragraph 3, the term "Government":
(a) in the case of Slovenia, means the Government of Slovenia and shall include:
(i) Bank of Slovenia;
(ii) a political subdivision, a local authority or a statutory body; and
(iii) any institution wholly or mainly owned by the Government of Slovenia as may be agreed from time to time between the competent authorities of the Contracting States.
(b) in the case of Singapore, means the Government of Singapore and shall include:
(i) the Monetary Authority of Singapore;
(ii) the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd;
(iii) a statutory body; and
(iv) any institution wholly or mainly owned by the Government of Singapore as may be agreed from time to time between the competent authorities of the Contracting States.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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 Contracting State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.
8. 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 Agreement.
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 a resident of the other Contracting State, the tax so charged shall not exceed 5 per cent of the gross amount of the royalties.
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 films, and films or tapes for radio or television broadcasting, any computer software, patent, trade mark, design or model, plan, secret formula or process, or for information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience.
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 Contracting 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 Agreement.
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, other than shares traded on a recognized stock exchange, deriving more than 75% 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 of this Article shall be taxable only in the Contracting State of which the alienator is a resident.
Article 14
INDEPENDENT PERSONAL SERVICES
1. Income derived by an individual who is 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 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 State; or
(b) if his stay in the other State is for a period or periods exceeding in the aggregate 9 months within any twelve-month period for the same or a connected project; in that case, only 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 shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the place of effective management of the enterprise is situated. However, if the remuneration is derived by a resident of the other Contracting State, it may also be taxed in that other State.
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 a similar organ 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 or in connection with personal activities exercised by an entertainer or a sportsman 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.
3. The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply to income derived from activities exercised in a Contracting State by an entertainer or a sportsman if the visit to that State is wholly or mainly supported by public funds of one or both of the Contracting States or political subdivisions or local authorities or statutory bodies thereof. In such case, the income shall be taxable only in the Contracting State in which the entertainer or the sportsman is a resident.
Article 18
PENSIONS
Subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 19, pensions and other similar remuneration paid to a resident of a Contracting State in consideration of past employment shall be taxable only in that State.
Article 19
GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1. a) Salaries, wages and other similar remuneration, other than a pension, paid by a Contracting State or a political subdivision, a local authority or a statutory body thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision, authority or body shall be taxable only in that State.
b) However, such salaries, wages and other similar remuneration shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the services are rendered in that State and the individual is a resident of that State who:
(i) is a national of that State; or
(ii) did not become a resident of that State solely for the purpose of rendering the services.
2. a) Any pension paid by, or out of funds created by, a Contracting State or a political subdivision, a local authority or a statutory body thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision, authority or body 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.
3. The provisions of Articles 15, 16, 17 and 18 shall apply to salaries, wages and other similar remuneration, and to pensions, in respect of services rendered in connection with a business carried on by a Contracting State or a political subdivision, a local authority or a statutory body thereof.
Article 20
PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS
1. An individual who is a resident of a Contracting State immediately before making a visit to the other Contracting State, and who, at the invitation of any university, college, school or other similar educational institution, which is recognized by the competent authority in the other Contracting State, visits the other Contracting State for a period not exceeding two years solely for the purpose of teaching or research or both at such educational institution shall be exempt from tax in the other Contracting State on his remuneration for such teaching or research.
2. This Article shall not apply to income from teaching or research if such teaching or research is undertaken not in the public interest but primarily for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
Article 21
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 22
OTHER INCOME
1. Items of income of a resident of a Contracting State, wherever arising, not dealt with in the foregoing Articles of this Agreement 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 services 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 Agreement and arising in the other Contracting State may also be taxed in that other State.
Article 23
ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE TAXATION
Double taxation shall be eliminated as follows:
1. In Slovenia:
a) Where a resident of Slovenia derives income which, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, may be taxed in Singapore, Slovenia shall allow as deduction from the tax on the income of that resident, an amount equal to the income tax paid in Singapore.
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 Singapore.
b) Where in accordance with any provision of the Agreement income derived by a resident of Slovenia is exempt from tax in Slovenia, Slovenia may nevertheless, in calculating the amount of tax on the remaining income of such resident, take into account the exempted income.
2. In Singapore:
Where a resident of Singapore derives income from Slovenia which, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, may be taxed in Slovenia, Singapore shall, subject to its laws regarding the allowance as a credit against Singapore tax of tax payable in any country other than Singapore, allow the Slovenian tax paid, whether directly or by deduction, as a credit against the Singapore tax payable on the income of that resident. Where such income is a dividend paid by a company which is a resident of Slovenia to a resident of Singapore which is a company owning directly or indirectly not less than 10 per cent of the share capital of the first-mentioned company, the credit shall take into account the Slovenian tax paid by that company on the portion of its profits out of which the dividend is paid.
Article 24
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.
2. The taxation on a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State shall not be less favourably levied in that other State than the taxation levied on enterprises of that other State carrying on the same activities.
3. Nothing in this Article shall be construed as obliging a Contracting State to grant to:
(a) residents of the other Contracting State any personal allowances, reliefs and reductions for tax purposes on account of civil status or family responsibilities which it grants to its own residents; or
(b) nationals of the other Contracting State those personal allowances, reliefs and reductions for tax purposes which it grants to its own nationals who are not residents of that State or to such other persons as may be specified in the taxation laws of that State.
4. Except where the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 9, paragraph 8 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.
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 to the taxes which are the subject of this Agreement.
Article 25
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 Agreement, he may, irrespective of the remedies provided by the domestic law of those States, 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 24, to that of the Contracting State of which he is a national. The case must be presented within 3 years from the first notification of the action resulting in taxation not in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement.
2. The competent authority shall endeavour, 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 agreement with the competent authority of the other Contracting State, with a view to the avoidance of taxation which is not in accordance with the Agreement. Any agreement reached shall be implemented notwithstanding any time limits in the domestic law of the Contracting States.
3. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall endeavour to resolve by mutual agreement any difficulties or doubts arising as to the interpretation or application of the Agreement. They may also consult together for the elimination of double taxation in cases not provided for in the Agreement.
4. The competent authorities of the Contracting States may communicate with each other directly for the purpose of reaching an agreement in the sense of the preceding paragraphs.
Article 26
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 Agreement or of the domestic laws of the Contracting States concerning taxes covered by the Agreement insofar as the taxation thereunder is not contrary to the Agreement. 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, and shall be disclosed only to persons or authorities (including courts and administrative bodies) concerned with the assessment or collection of, the enforcement or prosecution in respect of, or the determination of appeals in relation to, the taxes covered by the Agreement. Such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes. They may disclose the information in public court proceedings or in judicial decisions.
2. In no case shall the provisions of paragraph 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 27
MEMBERS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND CONSULAR POSTS
Nothing in this Agreement 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 28
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 Agreement have been satisfied. The Agreement shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the later of these notifications.
2. The provisions of this Agreement shall have effect in respect of tax chargeable for any year of assessment beginning on or after 1 January in the second calendar year following the year in which the Agreement enters into force.
Article 29
TERMINATION
This Agreement shall remain in force until terminated by a Contracting State. Either Contracting State may terminate the Agreement, through diplomatic channels, by giving notice of termination at least six months before the end of any calendar year after the expiration of a period of five years from the date of its entry into force. In such event, the provisions of this Agreement shall cease to have effect in respect of tax chargeable for any year of assessment beginning on or after 1 January in the second calendar year following the year in which the notice is given.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized thereto, have signed this Agreement.
DONE in duplicate at New York this 8 day of January 2010, in the Slovenian and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
For the
Republic of Slovenia:
Sanja Štiglic (s)
 
For the
Republic of Singapore:
Vanu Gopala Menon (s)
Protocol to the Agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income
At the signing of the Agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Singapore for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, the undersigned have agreed that the following provisions shall form an integral part of the said Agreement:
1. With respect to Article 3 (General Definitions)
The term "body of persons" in paragraph 1(d) includes a trust established in a Contracting State if the domestic law of that Contracting State regards the trust as a tax resident of that State.
2. With respect to Article 11 (Interest)
The term "Slovene Export and Development Bank Inc., Ljubljana" will also cover any other subsequently established institution, replacing Slovene Export and Development Bank Inc., Ljubljana and performing the same functions in accordance with the domestic law.
3. With respect to Article 13 (Capital Gains)
The term "recognized stock exchange" in paragraph 2 means:
a) in the case of Slovenia, the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE);
b) in the case of Singapore, the Singapore Exchange (SGX);
c) any stock exchange as may be agreed from time to time.
4. With respect to Article 24 (Non-discrimination)
a) Nothing in this Article shall prevent Singapore from applying:
(i) tax incentives granted to its nationals to promote social development in accordance with its national policy and criteria;
(ii) tax incentive under Part XIIIB of the Economic Expansion Incentives (Relief from Income Tax) Act for the promotion of overseas investments or projects carried out by enterprises mainly owned by nationals and permanent residents of Singapore.
b) For the purposes of paragraph 4, it is understood that, for the purposes of allowing deduction of a payment of expenses to a non-resident, nothing in the said paragraph shall be construed as preventing a Contacting State from imposing any obligation to withholding tax from such payments.
5. With respect to Article 26 (Exchange of Information)
If, on or after the date that this Agreement enters into force, Singapore has completed its domestic legislative requirements necessary for entry into force of the provisions of Article 26 set out below, Singapore shall notify Slovenia through diplomatic channels. The text of Article 26 of the Agreement shall then be deleted and replaced by the following, which shall have effect 30 days after the date of such notification:
"1. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is foreseeably relevant for carrying out the provisions of this Agreement or to the administration or enforcement of the domestic laws concerning taxes of every kind and description imposed on behalf of the Contracting States, or of their political subdivisions or local authorities, insofar as the taxation thereunder is not contrary to the Agreement. The exchange of information is not restricted by Articles 1 and 2.
2. Any information received under paragraph 1 by a Contracting State shall be treated as secret in the same manner as information obtained under the domestic laws of that State and shall be disclosed only to persons or authorities (including courts and administrative bodies) concerned with the assessment or collection of, the enforcement or prosecution in respect of, the determination of appeals in relation to the taxes referred to in paragraph 1, or the oversight of the above. Such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes. They may disclose the information in public court proceedings or in judicial decisions.
3. In no case shall the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 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).
4. If information is requested by a Contracting State in accordance with this Article, the other Contracting State shall use its information gathering measures to obtain the requested information, even though that other State may not need such information for its own tax purposes. The obligation contained in the preceding sentence is subject to the limitations of paragraph 3 but in no case shall such limitations be construed to permit a Contracting State to decline to supply information solely because it has no domestic interest in such information.
5. In no case shall the provisions of paragraph 3 be construed to permit a Contracting State to decline to supply information solely because the information is held by a bank, other financial institution, nominee or person acting in an agency or a fiduciary capacity or because it relates to ownership interests in a person."
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized thereto, have signed this Protocol.
DONE in duplicate at New York this 8 day of January 2010, in the Slovenian and English languages, both texts being equally authentic.
For the
Republic of Slovenia:
Sanja Štiglic (s)
 
For the
Republic of Singapore:
Vanu Gopala Menon (s)
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Št. 432-01/10-31/10
Ljubljana, dne 22. septembra 2010
EPA 1154-V
Državni zbor
Republike Slovenije
dr. Pavel Gantar l.r.
Predsednik