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35. Zakon o ratifikaciji Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Bolgarijo o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka in premoženja (BBGIDO), stran 3781.

Na podlagi druge alinee prvega odstavka 107. člena in prvega odstavka 91. člena Ustave Republike Slovenije izdajam
U K A Z
O RAZGLASITVI ZAKONA O RATIFIKACIJI KONVENCIJE MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN REPUBLIKO BOLGARIJO O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA IN PREMOŽENJA (BBGIDO)
Razglašam Zakon o ratifikaciji Konvencije med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Bolgarijo o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka in premoženja (BBGIDO), ki ga je sprejel Državni zbor Republike Slovenije na seji 25. marca 2004.
Št. 001-22-29/04
Ljubljana, dne 2. aprila 2004
Predsednik
Republike Slovenije
dr. Janez Drnovšek l. r.
ZAKON
O RATIFIKACIJI KONVENCIJE MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN REPUBLIKO BOLGARIJO O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA IN PREMOŽENJA (BBGIDO)
1. člen
Ratificira se Konvencija med Republiko Slovenijo in Republiko Bolgarijo o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka in premoženja, podpisana v Ljubljani 20. oktobra 2003.
2. člen
Besedilo konvencije se v izvirniku v slovenskem in angleškem jeziku glasi:*
K O N V E N C I J A
MED REPUBLIKO SLOVENIJO IN REPUBLIKO BOLGARIJO O IZOGIBANJU DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA IN PREPREČEVANJU DAVČNIH UTAJ V ZVEZI Z DAVKI OD DOHODKA IN PREMOŽENJA
Republika Slovenija in Republika Bolgarija sta se v želji, da bi sklenili konvencijo o izogibanju dvojnega obdavčevanja in preprečevanju davčnih utaj v zvezi z davki od dohodka in premoženja,
sporazumeli:
I. POGLAVJE
PODROČJE UPORABE KONVENCIJE
1. člen
OSEBE, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA KONVENCIJA
Ta konvencija se uporablja za osebe, ki so rezidenti ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic.
2. člen
DAVKI, ZA KATERE SE UPORABLJA KONVENCIJA
1. Ta konvencija se uporablja za davke od dohodka in premoženja, 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 in premoženja se štejejo vsi davki, uvedeni na celoten dohodek, celotno premoženje ali na sestavine dohodka ali premoženja, vključno z davki od dobička iz odtujitve premičnin ali nepremičnin, davki na skupne zneske mezd ali plač, ki jih plačujejo podjetja, ter davki na zvišanje vrednosti kapitala.
3. Obstoječi davki, za katere se uporablja konvencija, so zlasti:
a) v Sloveniji:
i) davek od dobička pravnih oseb;
ii) davek od dohodka posameznikov;
iii) davek od premoženja
(v nadaljevanju “slovenski davek”);
b) v Bolgariji:
i) davek od dohodka posameznikov;
ii) davek od dohodka pravnih oseb;
iii) davek od premoženja
(v nadaljevanju “bolgarski davek”).
4. Konvencija se uporablja tudi za enake ali vsebinsko podobne davke, ki jih država pogodbenica uvede po datumu podpisa konvencije dodatno k obstoječim davkom ali namesto njih. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic drug drugega uradno obvestita o vseh bistvenih spremembah njunih davčnih zakonodaj.
II. POGLAVJE
OPREDELITVE IZRAZOV
3. člen
SPLOŠNA OPREDELITEV IZRAZOV
1. V tej konvenciji, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače:
a) izraz “Slovenija” pomeni Republiko Slovenijo, in ko se uporablja v zemljepisnem smislu, ozemlje Slovenije, vključno z morskim območjem, morskim dnom in podzemljem ob teritorialnem morju, na katerem lahko Slovenija izvaja svoje suverene pravice in jurisdikcijo v skladu s svojo domačo zakonodajo in mednarodnim pravom;
b) izraz “Bolgarija” pomeni Republiko Bolgarijo, in ko se uporablja v zemljepisnem smislu, ozemlje in teritorialno morje, na katerem izvaja svojo državno suverenost, ter epikontinentalni pas in izključno ekonomsko cono, na katerih izvaja suverene pravice in jurisdikcijo v skladu z mednarodnim pravom;
c) izraza “država pogodbenica” in “druga država pogodbenica” pomenita, kot zahteva sobesedilo, Slovenijo ali Bolgarijo;
d) izraz “oseba” vključuje posameznika, družbo in katero koli drugo telo, ki združuje več oseb;
e) izraz “družba” pomeni katero koli pravno osebo ali kateri koli subjekt, ki se za davčne namene obravnava kot pravna oseba;
f) izraza “podjetje države pogodbenice” in “podjetje druge države pogodbenice” pomenita podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident države pogodbenice, in podjetje, ki ga upravlja rezident druge države pogodbenice;
g) izraz “mednarodni promet” pomeni prevoz z ladjo, letalom, železniškim ali cestnim vozilom, ki ga opravlja podjetje države pogodbenice, razen če se z omenjenimi prevoznimi sredstvi ne opravljajo prevozi samo med kraji v drugi državi pogodbenici;
h) izraz “pristojni organ” pomeni:
i) v Sloveniji Ministrstvo za finance Republike Slovenije ali pooblaščenega predstavnika tega ministrstva;
ii) v Bolgariji ministra za finance ali njegovega pooblaščenega predstavnika;
i) izraz “državljan” pomeni:
i) posameznika, ki ima državljanstvo države pogodbenice;
ii) pravno osebo, osebno družbo ali združenje, katerega status izhaja iz veljavne zakonodaje države pogodbenice.
2. Kadar koli država pogodbenica uporabi določbe konvencije, ima kateri koli izraz, ki v njej ni opredeljen, razen če sobesedilo ne zahteva drugače, pomen, ki ga ima po pravu te države za namene davkov, za katere se konvencija uporablja. Kateri koli pomen po davčni zakonodaji te države prevlada nad pomenom izraza po drugi zakonodaji te države.
4. člen
REZIDENT
1. V tej konvenciji izraz “rezident države pogodbenice” pomeni osebo, ki je po zakonodaji te države dolžna plačevati davke zaradi svojega stalnega prebivališča, prebivališča, kraja ustanovitve, sedeža uprave ali katerega koli drugega podobnega merila, in vključuje tudi to državo, katero koli njeno politično enoto ali lokalno oblast. Ta izraz pa ne vključuje osebe, ki je dolžna v tej državi plačevati davke samo v zvezi z dohodki iz virov v tej državi ali od premoženja v njej.
2. Kadar je zaradi določb prvega odstavka posameznik rezident obeh držav pogodbenic, se njegov status določi tako:
a) šteje se samo za rezidenta države, v kateri ima na razpolago stalno prebivališče; če ima stalno prebivališče na razpolago v obeh državah, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, s katero ima tesnejše osebne in ekonomske odnose (središče življenjskih interesov);
b) če ni mogoče opredeliti države, v kateri ima središče življenjskih interesov, ali če nima v nobeni od držav na razpolago stalnega prebivališča, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, v kateri ima običajno bivališče;
c) če ima običajno bivališče v obeh državah ali v nobeni od njiju, se šteje samo za rezidenta države, katere državljan je;
d) če je državljan obeh držav ali nobene od njiju, pristojna organa držav pogodbenic vprašanje rešita s skupnim dogovorom.
3. Kadar je zaradi določb prvega odstavka oseba, ki ni posameznik, rezident obeh držav pogodbenic, si pristojna organa držav pogodbenic prizadevata vprašanje rešiti s skupnim dogovorom. Če takega dogovora za namene konvencije ni, oseba nima pravice zahtevati ugodnosti iz te konvencije.
5. člen
STALNA POSLOVNA ENOTA
1. V tej konvenciji izraz “stalna poslovna enota” pomeni stalno mesto poslovanja, prek katerega v celoti ali delno poteka poslovanje podjetja.
2. Izraz “stalna poslovna enota” še posebej vključuje:
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 ali iskanja naravnih virov.
3. Gradbišče, projekt gradnje, montaže ali postavitve je stalna poslovna enota samo, če tako gradbišče ali projekt na ozemlju države pogodbenice traja več kot dvanajst mesecev.
4. Izraz “stalna poslovna enota” vključuje tudi opravljanje storitev, vključno s svetovalnimi ali poslovodnimi storitvami, ki jih opravlja podjetje države pogodbenice s svojimi zaposlenimi ali drugim osebjem, ki ga podjetje zaposli v ta namen, če se tovrstne dejavnosti (za isti ali povezan projekt) na ozemlju druge države pogodbenice izvajajo v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki skupno trajajo več kot 183 dni v katerem koli obdobju dvanajstih mesecev.
5. 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, omenjenih v pododstavkih a) do e), če je splošna dejavnost stalnega mesta poslovanja, ki je posledica te kombinacije, pripravljalna ali pomožna.
6. Ne glede na določbe prvega in drugega odstavka, kadar oseba – ki ni zastopnik z neodvisnim statusom, za katerega se uporablja sedmi odstavek – deluje v imenu podjetja ter ima in običajno uporablja v državi pogodbenici pooblastilo za sklepanje pogodb v imenu podjetja, se 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 petega odstavka, zaradi katerih se to stalno mesto poslovanja po določbah tega odstavka ne bi štelo za stalno poslovno enoto, če bi se opravljale prek stalnega mesta poslovanja.
7. 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. Kadar pa so dejavnosti takega zastopnika namenjene izključno ali skoraj izključno temu podjetju ter med podjetjem in zastopnikom v njunih komercialnih ali finančnih odnosih obstajajo ali se vzpostavijo pogoji, drugačni od tistih, ki bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, se ta ne šteje za zastopnika z neodvisnim statusom v smislu tega odstavka.
8. Dejstvo, da družba, ki je rezident države pogodbenice, nadzoruje družbo, ki je rezident druge države pogodbenice ali opravlja posle v tej drugi državi (prek stalne poslovne enote ali drugače) ali je pod nadzorom take družbe, samo po sebi še ne pomeni, da je ena od družb stalna poslovna enota druge.
III. POGLAVJE
OBDAVČEVANJE DOHODKA
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 je ta nepremičnina. 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 odškodnino za izkoriščanje ali pravico do izkoriščanja nahajališč rude, virov ter drugega naravnega bogastva; ladje, čolni in letala se ne štejejo za nepremičnine.
3. Določbe prvega odstavka se uporabljajo za dohodek, dosežen 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, kot je prej omenjeno, se lahko dobiček podjetja obdavči v drugi državi, vendar samo toliko dobička, kot se pripiše tej stalni poslovni enoti.
2. Ob upoštevanju določb tretjega odstavka, kadar podjetje države pogodbenice posluje v drugi državi pogodbenici prek stalne poslovne enote v njej, se 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 določanju dobička stalne poslovne enote je dovoljeno odšteti stroške, ki nastanejo za namene stalne poslovne enote, vključno s poslovodnimi in splošnimi upravnimi stroški, ki so tako nastali bodisi v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota, ali drugje.
4. Če se v državi pogodbenici dobiček, ki se pripiše stalni poslovni enoti, običajno določi na podlagi porazdelitve vsega dobička podjetja na njegove dele, nič v drugem odstavku tej državi pogodbenici ne preprečuje določiti obdavčljivega dobička z običajno porazdelitvijo; sprejeta metoda porazdelitve pa mora biti taka, da je rezultat v skladu z načeli tega člena.
5. Stalni poslovni enoti se ne pripiše dobiček samo zato, ker ta stalna poslovna enota nakupuje dobrine ali blago za podjetje.
6. Za namene prejšnjih odstavkov se dobiček, ki se pripiše stalni poslovni enoti, vsako leto določi po isti metodi, razen če ni upravičenega in zadostnega razloga za nasprotno.
7. Kadar dobiček vključuje dohodkovne postavke, ki so posebej obravnavane v drugih členih te konvencije, določbe tega člena ne vplivajo na določbe tistih členov.
8. člen
MEDNARODNI PREVOZ
1. Dobiček podjetja države pogodbenice od ladijskih, letalskih, železniških ali cestnih prevozov v mednarodnem prometu se obdavči samo v tej državi.
2. Določbe prvega odstavka se uporabljajo tudi za dobiček iz udeležbe v interesnem združenju, mešanem podjetju ali mednarodni prevozni agenciji.
9. člen
POVEZANA PODJETJA
1. Kadar:
a) je podjetje države pogodbenice neposredno ali posredno udeleženo pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali v kapitalu podjetja druge države pogodbenice ali
b) so iste osebe neposredno ali posredno udeležene pri upravljanju, nadzoru ali v kapitalu podjetja države pogodbenice in podjetja druge države pogodbenice
in v obeh primerih obstajajo ali se uvedejo med podjetjema v njunih komercialnih ali finančnih odnosih pogoji, drugačni od tistih, ki bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, se kakršen koli dobiček, ki bi prirastel enemu od podjetij, če takih pogojev ne bi bilo, vendar prav zaradi takih pogojev ni prirastel, lahko vključi v dobiček tega podjetja in ustrezno obdavči.
2. Kadar država pogodbenica v dobiček podjetja te države vključuje – in ustrezno obdavči – dobiček, za katerega je bilo že obdavčeno podjetje druge države pogodbenice v tej drugi državi, in je tako vključeni dobiček dobiček, ki bi prirastel podjetju prve omenjene države, če bi bili pogoji, ki obstajajo med podjetjema, taki, kot bi obstajali med neodvisnimi podjetji, ta druga država lahko ustrezno prilagodi znesek davka, ki se v tej državi obračuna od tega dobička. Pri določanju take prilagoditve je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije, 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 v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik dividend rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne presega:
a) 5 odstotkov bruto zneska dividend, če je upravičeni lastnik družba, ki ima neposredno v lasti najmanj 25 odstotkov kapitala družbe, ki plačuje dividende;
b) 10 odstotkov bruto zneska dividend v vseh drugih primerih.
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, ustanoviteljskih delnic ali drugih pravic do udeležbe v dobičku, ki niso terjatve, in tudi drug dohodek, ki se davčno obravnava enako kot dohodek iz delnic po zakonodaji države pogodbenice, 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 ali opravlja v tej drugi državi samostojne osebne storitve iz stalne baze v njej ter 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 v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik obresti rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne presega 5 odstotkov bruto zneska obresti.
3. Ne glede na določbe drugega odstavka so obresti, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici, oproščene davka v tej državi, če jih dobi in je njihov upravičeni lastnik vlada druge države pogodbenice, njena politična enota ali lokalna oblast ali centralna banka te druge države.
4. Izraz “obresti”, kot je uporabljen v tem členu, pomeni dohodek iz vseh vrst terjatev ne glede na to, ali so zavarovane s hipoteko, in ne glede na to, ali imajo pravico do udeležbe v dolžnikovem dobičku, in še posebej dohodek iz državnih vrednostnih papirjev ter dohodek iz obveznic ali zadolžnic, vključno s premijami in nagradami od takih vrednostnih papirjev, obveznic ali zadolžnic. Kazni zaradi zamude pri plačilu se za namen tega člena ne štejejo za obresti.
5. Določbe prvega, drugega in tretjega 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 ter je terjatev, v zvezi s katero se obresti plačajo, dejansko povezana s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
6. Šteje se, da obresti nastanejo v državi pogodbenici, kadar je plačnik rezident te države. Kadar pa ima oseba, ki plačuje obresti, ne glede na to, ali je rezident države pogodbenice, v državi pogodbenici stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo, v zvezi s katero je nastala zadolžitev, za katero se plačajo obresti ter take obresti krije taka stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, se šteje, da take obresti nastanejo v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza.
7. Kadar zaradi posebnega odnosa med plačnikom in upravičenim lastnikom ali med njima in drugo osebo znesek obresti glede na terjatev, za katero se plačajo, presega znesek, za katerega bi se sporazumela plačnik in upravičeni lastnik, če takega odnosa ne bi bilo, se določbe tega člena uporabljajo samo za zadnji omenjeni znesek. V takem primeru se presežni del plačil še naprej obdavčuje v skladu z zakonodajo vsake države pogodbenice, pri čemer je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije.
12. člen
LICENČNINE IN AVTORSKI HONORARJI
1. Licenčnine in avtorski honorarji, ki nastanejo v državi pogodbenici in se plačajo rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, se lahko obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Take licenčnine in avtorski honorarji pa se lahko obdavčijo tudi v državi pogodbenici, v kateri nastanejo, in v skladu z zakonodajo te države, če pa je upravičeni lastnik licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev rezident druge države pogodbenice, tako obračunani davek ne presega:
a) 5 odstotkov bruto zneska:
(i) licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev za uporabo ali pravico do uporabe kakršnih koli avtorskih pravic za literarno, umetniško ali znanstveno delo (razen kinematografskih filmov);
(ii) licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev za uporabo ali pravico do uporabe industrijske, komercialne ali znanstvene opreme;
b) 10 odstotkov bruto zneska licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev v vseh drugih primerih.
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, katerega koli patenta, blagovne znamke, vzorca ali modela, načrta, tajne formule ali postopka ali za uporabo ali pravico do uporabe industrijske, komercialne ali znanstvene opreme ali za informacije o industrijskih, komercialnih ali znanstvenih izkušnjah.
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 ter je pravica ali premoženje, v zvezi s katerim se licenčnine in avtorski honorarji plačajo, dejansko povezano s tako stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo. V takem primeru se uporabljajo določbe 7. ali 14. člena, odvisno od primera.
5. Šteje se, da so licenčnine in avtorski honorarji nastali v državi pogodbenici, kadar je plačnik rezident te države. Kadar pa ima oseba, ki plačuje licenčnine in avtorske honorarje, ne glede na to, ali je rezident države pogodbenice, v državi pogodbenici stalno poslovno enoto ali stalno bazo, v zvezi s katero je nastala obveznost za plačilo licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev ter take licenčnine in avtorske honorarje krije taka stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, se šteje, da so take licenčnine in avtorski honorarji nastali v državi, v kateri je stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza.
6. Kadar zaradi posebnega odnosa med plačnikom in upravičenim lastnikom ali med njima in drugo osebo znesek licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev glede na uporabo, pravico ali informacijo, za katero se plačujejo, presega znesek, za katerega bi se sporazumela plačnik in upravičeni lastnik, če takega odnosa ne bi bilo, se določbe tega člena uporabljajo samo za zadnji omenjeni znesek. V takem primeru se presežni del plačil še naprej obdavčuje v skladu z zakonodajo vsake države pogodbenice, pri čemer je treba upoštevati druge določbe te konvencije.
13. člen
KAPITALSKI DOBIČKI
1. Dobiček, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice ustvari z odtujitvijo nepremičnin, ki so omenjene v 6. členu in so v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Dobiček, ki ga rezident države pogodbenice ustvari z odtujitvijo delnic ali primerljivih deležev, katerih vrednost v več kot 50 odstotkih neposredno ali posredno izhaja iz nepremičnin v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
3. Dobiček iz odtujitve premičnin, ki so del poslovnega premoženja stalne poslovne enote, ki jo ima podjetje države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici, ali premičnin, ki se nanašajo na stalno bazo, ki jo ima rezident države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici za opravljanje 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, ki ga podjetje države pogodbenice ustvari z odtujitvijo ladij, letal, železniških ali cestnih vozil, s katerimi se opravljajo prevozi v mednarodnem prometu, ali premičnin, ki se nanašajo na opravljanje prevozov s takimi ladjami, letali, železniškimi ali cestnimi vozili, se obdavči samo v tej državi.
5. Dobiček iz odtujitve premoženja, ki ni premoženje, navedeno v prvem, drugem, tretjem in četrtem odstavku, se obdavči samo v državi pogodbenici, katere rezident je oseba, ki odtuji premoženje.
14. člen
SAMOSTOJNE OSEBNE STORITVE
1. Dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident države pogodbenice iz poklicnih storitev ali drugih samostojnih dejavnosti, se obdavči samo v tej državi. Tak dohodek pa se lahko obdavči tudi v drugi državi pogodbenici, če ima posameznik stalno bazo, ki mu je redno na voljo v drugi državi pogodbenici za opravljanje njegovih dejavnosti; v takem primeru se v tej drugi državi lahko obdavči samo toliko dohodka, kolikor ga je pripisanega tej stalni bazi.
2. Izraz “poklicne storitve” vključuje še posebej samostojne znanstvene, literarne, umetniške, izobraževalne ali pedagoške dejavnosti kot tudi samostojne dejavnosti zdravnikov, odvetnikov, 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 zaposlitev izvaja tako, se lahko tako dobljeni prejemki obdavčijo v tej drugi državi.
2. Ne glede na določbe prvega odstavka se prejemek, ki ga dobi rezident države pogodbenice iz zaposlitve, ki se izvaja v drugi državi pogodbenici, obdavči samo v prvi omenjeni državi, če:
a) je prejemnik navzoč v drugi državi v obdobju ali obdobjih, ki ne presegajo skupno 183 dni v katerem koli obdobju dvanajstih mesecev, ki se začne ali konča v določenem davčnem letu, in
b) prejemek plača delodajalec, ki ni rezident druge države, ali se plača v njegovem imenu in
c) prejemka ne krije stalna poslovna enota ali stalna baza, ki jo ima delodajalec v drugi državi.
3. Ne glede na prejšnje določbe tega člena se lahko prejemek, ki izhaja iz zaposlitve na ladji, letalu, železniškem ali cestnem vozilu, s katerim podjetje države pogodbenice opravlja prevoze v mednarodnem prometu, obdavči v tej državi.
16. člen
PLAČILA DIREKTORJEM
Plačila direktorjem in druga podobna plačila, ki jih dobi rezident države pogodbenice kot član uprave, nadzornega sveta 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 takšnih osebnih dejavnosti, ki jih izvaja v drugi državi pogodbenici, obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Kadar se dohodek iz osebnih dejavnosti, ki jih izvaja nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik kot tak, ne pripiše 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 izvaja v državi pogodbenici, če se obisk v tej državi v več kot 50% financira z javnimi sredstvi druge države pogodbenice ali njene politične enote ali lokalne oblasti. V takem primeru se dohodek obdavči samo v državi, katere rezident je nastopajoči izvajalec ali športnik.
18. člen
POKOJNINE
1. Ob upoštevanju določb drugega odstavka 19. člena se pokojnine, rente in drugi podobni prejemki, ki se plačujejo rezidentu države pogodbenice za preteklo zaposlitev, obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
2. Ne glede na določbe prvega odstavka se pokojnine in druga podobna plačila na podlagi javnega načrta, ki je del sistema socialne varnosti države pogodbenice, obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
3. Izraz “renta” pomeni določen znesek, ki se redno izplačuje ob določenem času vse življenje ali v določenem ali ugotovljivem časovnem obdobju, z obveznostjo izvršitve plačila za primerno in celotno nadomestilo v denarju ali denarni vrednosti.
19. člen
DRŽAVNA SLUŽBA
1. a) Plače, mezde in drugi podobni prejemki razen pokojnin, ki jih plačuje država pogodbenica ali njena politična enota ali lokalna oblast 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, ki jo plača država pogodbenica ali njena politična enota ali lokalna oblast ali ki se plača iz njihovih skladov posamezniku za storitve, opravljene za to državo ali enoto ali oblast, se obdavči samo v tej državi.
b) Taka pokojnina pa se obdavči samo v drugi državi pogodbenici, če je posameznik rezident in državljan te druge 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 posli države pogodbenice ali njene politične enote ali lokalne oblasti.
20. člen
UČITELJI IN RAZISKOVALCI
1. Rezident države pogodbenice, ki je na povabilo univerze, višje ali visoke šole, šole ali druge podobne ustanove, ki je v drugi državi pogodbenici in jo priznava vlada te druge države pogodbenice, začasno navzoč v tej drugi državi pogodbenici za obdobje, ki ni daljše od dveh let od datuma prvega prihoda v to drugo državo pogodbenico, samo zaradi poučevanja ali raziskovanja ali obojega v izobraževalni ustanovi, se v tej drugi državi pogodbenici ne obdavči za prejemke za tako poučevanje ali raziskovanje. Posameznik ima pravico do ugodnosti iz tega člena samo enkrat.
2. Izjema po prvem odstavku za prejemke za raziskovanje se ne prizna, če se tako raziskovanje ne izvaja v javno korist, ampak v zasebno korist določene osebe ali oseb.
21. člen
ŠTUDENTI IN PRIPRAVNIKI
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 te konvencije, se obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
2. Če pa rezident države pogodbenice takšen dohodek dobi iz virov v drugi državi pogodbenici, se ta dohodek lahko obdavči tudi v državi, v katerih nastane, in v skladu z zakonodajo te države.
3. Določbe prvega in drugega 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 v tej drugi državi opravlja 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.
IV. POGLAVJE
OBDAVČEVANJE PREMOŽENJA
23. člen
PREMOŽENJE
1. Premoženje, ki ga sestavljajo nepremičnine iz 6. člena v lasti rezidenta države pogodbenice in so v drugi državi pogodbenici, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
2. Premoženje, ki ga sestavljajo premičnine in so del poslovnega premoženja stalne poslovne enote, ki jo ima podjetje države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici, ali premičnine v zvezi s stalno bazo, ki so na voljo rezidentu države pogodbenice v drugi državi pogodbenici za opravljanje samostojnih osebnih storitev, se lahko obdavči v tej drugi državi.
3. Premoženje, ki ga sestavljajo ladje, letala, železniška ali cestna vozila, s katerimi podjetje države pogodbenice opravlja prevoze v mednarodnem prometu, in premičnine v zvezi z opravljanjem prevozov s takimi ladjami, letali, železniškimi ali cestnimi vozili, se obdavči samo v tej državi.
4. Vse druge sestavine premoženja rezidenta države pogodbenice se obdavčijo samo v tej državi.
V. POGLAVJE
METODE ZA ODPRAVO DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA
24. člen
ODPRAVA DVOJNEGA OBDAVČEVANJA
Dvojno obdavčevanje se odpravi tako:
1. V Sloveniji:
a) kadar rezident Slovenije dobi dohodek ali ima v lasti premoženje, ki se v skladu z določbami te konvencije lahko obdavči v Bolgariji, Slovenija dovoli:
i) kot odbitek od davka od dohodka tega rezidenta znesek, ki je enak davku od dohodka, plačanemu v Bolgariji;
ii) kot odbitek od davka od premoženja takega rezidenta znesek, ki je enak davku od premoženja, plačanemu v Bolgariji.
Tak odbitek pa v nobenem primeru ne sme presegati tistega dela davka od dohodka ali premoženja, ki je bil izračunan pred odbitkom, pripisanim dohodku ali premoženju, odvisno od primera, ki se lahko obdavči v Bolgariji;
b) kadar je v skladu s katero koli določbo konvencije dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident Slovenije, ali premoženje, ki ga ima v lasti, oproščeno davka v Sloveniji, lahko Slovenija pri izračunu zneska davka od preostalega dohodka ali premoženja tega rezidenta vseeno upošteva oproščeni dohodek ali premoženje.
2. V Bolgariji:
a) kadar rezident Bolgarije dobi dohodek ali ima v lasti premoženje, ki se v skladu z določbami te konvencije lahko obdavči v Sloveniji, Bolgarija tak dohodek ali premoženje oprosti davka v skladu z določbami pododstavkov b) in c) tega odstavka;
b) kadar rezident Bolgarije dobi dividende, obresti ali licenčnine in avtorske honorarje, ki se v skladu z določbami 10., 11. in 12. člena te konvencije lahko obdavčijo v Sloveniji, Bolgarija dovoli kot odbitek od davka od dividend, obresti ali licenčnin in avtorskih honorarjev tega rezidenta znesek, ki je enak davku, plačanemu v Sloveniji. Tak odbitek v nobenem primeru ne sme presegati tistega dela davka, ki je bil izračunan pred odbitkom, pripisanim takim dividendam, obrestim ali licenčninam in avtorskim honorarjem, dobljenim iz Slovenije;
c) kadar je v skladu s katero koli določbo te konvencije dohodek, ki ga dobi rezident Bolgarije, ali premoženje, ki ga ima v lasti, oproščen davka v Bolgariji, lahko Bolgarija pri izračunu zneska davka od preostalega dohodka ali premoženja tega rezidenta vseeno upošteva oproščeni dohodek ali premoženje.
VI. POGLAVJE
POSEBNE DOLOČBE
25. člen
ENAKO OBRAVNAVANJE
1. Državljani države pogodbenice ne smejo biti v drugi državi pogodbenici zavezani kakršnemu koli obdavčevanju ali kakršni koli zahtevi v zvezi s tem, ki je drugačna ali bolj obremenjujoča, kot so ali so lahko obdavčevanje in s tem povezane zahteve za državljane te druge države v enakih okoliščinah, še zlasti glede rezidentstva. Ta določba se ne glede na določbe 1. člena uporablja tudi za osebe, ki niso rezidenti ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic.
2. 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. Nobena določba tega člena se ne razlaga, kot da zavezuje državo pogodbenico, da prizna rezidentom druge države pogodbenice kakršne koli osebne olajšave, druge olajšave in zmanjšanja za davčne namene zaradi osebnega stanja ali družinskih obveznosti, ki jih priznava svojim rezidentom.
4. Razen kadar se uporabljajo določbe prvega odstavka 9. člena, sedmega odstavka 11. člena ali šestega odstavka 12. člena, se obresti, licenčnine in avtorski honorarji ter druga izplačila, ki jih plača podjetje države pogodbenice rezidentu druge države pogodbenice, pri določanju obdavčljivega dobička takega podjetja odbijejo pod istimi pogoji, kot če bi bili plačani rezidentu prve omenjene države. Podobno se tudi kakršni koli dolgovi podjetja države pogodbenice do rezidenta druge države pogodbenice pri določanju obdavčljivega premoženja takega podjetja odbijejo pod istimi pogoji, kot da bi bili pogodbeno dogovorjeni z rezidentom prve omenjene države.
5. Podjetja države pogodbenice, katerih kapital je v celoti ali delno, neposredno ali posredno v lasti ali pod nadzorom enega ali več rezidentov druge države pogodbenice, ne smejo biti v prvi omenjeni državi zavezana kakršnemu koli obdavčevanju ali kakršni koli zahtevi v zvezi s tem, ki je drugačna ali bolj obremenjujoča, kot so ali so lahko obdavčevanje in s tem povezane zahteve do podobnih podjetij prve omenjene države.
6. Določbe tega člena se uporabljajo ne glede na določbe 2. člena za davke vseh vrst in opisov.
26. člen
POSTOPEK SKUPNEGA DOGOVORA
1. Kadar oseba meni, da imajo ali bodo imela dejanja ene ali obeh držav pogodbenic zanjo za posledico obdavčevanje, ki ni v skladu z določbami te konvencije, lahko ne glede na 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 25. 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 obdavčevanje, ki ni v skladu z določbami konvencije.
2. Pristojni organ si, če se mu zdi ugovor upravičen in če sam ne more priti do zadovoljive rešitve, prizadeva rešiti primer s skupnim dogovorom s pristojnim organom druge države pogodbenice z namenom izogniti se obdavčevanju, ki ni v skladu s konvencijo. Vsak dosežen dogovor se izvaja ne glede na roke v domačem pravu držav pogodbenic.
3. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si prizadevata s skupnim dogovorom razrešiti kakršne koli težave ali dvome, ki nastanejo pri razlagi ali uporabi konvencije. Prav tako se lahko med seboj posvetujeta o odpravi dvojnega obdavčevanja v primerih, ki jih konvencija ne predvideva.
4. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic lahko neposredno komunicirata med seboj, da bi dosegla dogovor v smislu prejšnjih odstavkov.
27. člen
IZMENJAVA INFORMACIJ
1. Pristojna organa držav pogodbenic si izmenjavata take informacije, ki so potrebne za izvajanje določb te konvencije ali domače zakonodaje držav pogodbenic glede davkov vseh vrst in opisov, ki se uvedejo v imenu držav pogodbenic ali njunih političnih enot ali lokalnih oblasti, če obdavčevanje na tej podlagi ni v nasprotju s konvencijo. Izmenjava informacij ni omejena s 1. in 2. členom. 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 iz prvega stavka. Te osebe ali organi uporabljajo informacije samo v te namene. Informacije lahko razkrijejo v sodnih postopkih ali pri sodnih odločitvah.
2. V nobenem primeru se določbe prvega odstavka ne razlagajo, kot 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 priskrbi informacije, ki jih ni mogoče dobiti po zakonski ali običajni upravni poti te ali druge države pogodbenice,
c) da priskrbi informacije, ki bi razkrile kakršno koli trgovinsko, poslovno, industrijsko, komercialno ali poklicno skrivnost ali trgovinske postopke, ali informacije, katerih razkritje bi bilo v nasprotju z javnim redom.
28. člen
ČLANI DIPLOMATSKIH PREDSTAVNIŠTEV IN KONZULATOV
Nobena določba te konvencije ne vpliva na davčne ugodnosti članov diplomatskih predstavništev ali konzulatov po splošnih pravilih mednarodnega prava ali določbah posebnih sporazumov.
VII. POGLAVJE
KONČNE DOLOČBE
29. člen
ZAČETEK VELJAVNOSTI
1. Državi pogodbenici druga drugo pisno obvestita po diplomatski poti, da so končani postopki, ki se po njunem notranjem pravu zahtevajo za začetek veljavnosti te konvencije. Konvencija začne veljati na datum prejema zadnjega od uradnih obvestil.
2. Ta konvencija se uporablja:
a) v zvezi z davki, odtegnjenimi pri viru, za dohodek, prejet prvega januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem začne veljati konvencija;
b) v zvezi z drugimi davki od dohodka in davki od premoženja za davke, obračunane za katero koli davčno leto, ki se začne prvega januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem začne veljati konvencija.
30. člen
PRENEHANJE VELJAVNOSTI
1. Ta konvencija velja, dokler je država pogodbenica ne odpove. Vsaka država pogodbenica lahko odpove konvencijo po diplomatski poti s pisnim obvestilom o odpovedi najmanj šest mesecev pred koncem katerega koli koledarskega leta po petih letih od datuma začetka veljavnosti konvencije.
2. V takem primeru se konvencija preneha uporabljati:
a) v zvezi z davki, odtegnjenimi pri viru, za dohodek, prejet prvega januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem je bilo dano obvestilo o odpovedi;
b) v zvezi z drugimi davki od dohodka in davki od premoženja za davke, obračunane za katero koli davčno leto, ki se začne prvega januarja ali po njem v koledarskem letu, ki sledi letu, v katerem je bilo dano obvestilo o odpovedi.
 
V DOKAZ NAVEDENEGA sta podpisana, ki sta bila za to pravilno pooblaščena, podpisala to konvencijo.
 
SESTAVLJENO v dveh izvirnikih v Ljubljani dne 20. oktobra 2003 v slovenskem, bolgarskem in angleškem jeziku, pri čemer so vsa besedila enako verodostojna. Pri različni razlagi prevlada angleško besedilo.
Za Republiko Slovenijo:
Milojka Kolar l. r.
 
Za Republiko Bolgarijo:
Stamen Tassev l. r.
C O N V E N T I O N
BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL
The Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Bulgaria, desiring to conclude a Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital,
Have agreed as follows:
CHAPTER I
SCOPE OF THE CONVENTION
Article 1
PERSONS COVERED
This Convention shall apply to persons who are residents of one or both of the Contracting States.
Article 2
TAXES COVERED
1. This Convention shall apply to taxes on income and on capital 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 and on capital all taxes imposed on total income, on total capital, or on elements of income or of capital, including taxes on gains from the alienation of movable or immovable property, taxes on total amounts of wages or salaries paid by enterprises, as well as taxes on capital appreciation.
3. The existing taxes to which the Convention shall apply are in particular:
a) in Slovenia:
(i) the tax on income of legal persons;
(ii) the tax on income of individuals;
(iii) the tax on property;
(hereinafter referred to as "Slovenian tax");
b) in Bulgaria:
(i) the personal income tax;
(ii) the corporate income tax;
(iii) the real property tax;
(hereinafter referred to as "Bulgarian tax").
4. The Convention shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed by either Contracting State after the date of signature of the Convention in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in their respective taxation laws.
CHAPTER II
DEFINITIONS
Article 3
GENERAL DEFINITIONS
1. For the purposes of this Convention, unless the context otherwise requires:
a) the term "Slovenia" means the Republic of Slovenia and, when used in a geographical sense, the territory of Slovenia, including the sea area, sea bed and sub-soil adjacent to the territorial sea, over which Slovenia may exercise its sovereign rights and jurisdiction in accordance with its domestic legislation and international law;
b) the term "Bulgaria" means the Republic of Bulgaria and when used in a geographical sense means the territory and the territorial sea over which it exercises its State sovereignty, as well as the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone over which it exercises sovereign rights and jurisdiction in conformity with international law;
c) the terms "a Contracting State" and "the other Contracting State" mean Slovenia or Bulgaria, 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 legal person or any entity that is treated as a legal person 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, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicle operated by an enterprise of a Contracting State, except when the mentioned means of transport are 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 authorized representative;
(ii) in Bulgaria: the Minister of Finance or an authorized representative;
i) the term "national" means:
(i) any individual possessing the nationality of a Contracting State;
(ii) any legal person, partnership or association deriving its status as such from the laws in force in a Contracting State;
2. As regards the application of the provisions of the Convention at any time by a Contracting State, any term not defined therein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning that it has at that time under the law of that State for the purposes of the taxes to which the Convention applies. Any meaning under the applicable tax laws of that State will prevail over a meaning given to the term under other laws of that State.
Article 4
RESIDENT
1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term "resident of a Contracting State" means any person who, under the laws of that State, is liable to tax therein by reason of his domicile, residence, place of incorporation, place of management or any other criterion of a similar nature, and also includes that State and any political subdivision or local authority thereof. This term, however, does not include any person who is liable to tax in that State in respect only of income from sources in that State or capital situated therein.
2. Where by reason of the provisions of paragraph 1 an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, then his status shall be determined as follows:
a) he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State in which he has a permanent home available to him; if he has a permanent home available to him in both States, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State with which his personal and economic relations are closer (centre of vital interests);
b) if the State in which he has his centre of vital interests cannot be determined, or if he has not a permanent home available to him in either State, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State in which he has an habitual abode,
c) if he has an habitual abode in both States or in neither of them, he shall be deemed to be a resident only of the State of which he is a national;
d) if he is a national of both States or of neither of them, the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall settle the question by mutual agreement.
3. Where by reason of the provisions of paragraph 1 a person other than an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, the competent authorities of the Contracting States shall endeavour to settle the question by mutual agreement. In the absence of such an agreement, for the purposes of the Convention, the person shall not be entitled to claim any benefits provided by this Convention.
Article 5
PERMANENT ESTABLISHMENT
1. For the purposes of this Convention, the term "permanent establishment" means a fixed place of business through which the business of an enterprise is wholly or partly carried on.
2. The term "permanent establishment" includes especially:
a) a place of management;
b) a branch;
c) an office;
d) a factory;
e) a workshop, and
f) a mine, an oil or gas well, a quarry or any other place of extraction or exploration of natural resources.
3. A building site, a construction, assembly or installation project constitutes a permanent establishment only if such site or project lasts in the territory of a Contracting State for a period of more than twelve months.
4. The term "permanent establishment" shall also include the furnishing of services, including consultancy or managerial services, by an enterprise of a Contracting State through employees or other personnel engaged by the enterprise for such purpose, where activities of that nature continue (for the same or connected project) in the territory of the other Contracting State for a period or periods aggregating more than 183 days within any twelve-months period.
5. 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 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 purposed 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.
6. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2, where a person ( other than an agent of an independent status to whom paragraph 7 applies ( is acting 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 5 which, if exercised through fixed place of business, would not make this fixed place of business a permanent establishment under the provisions of that paragraph.
7. 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. However, when the activities of such an agent are devoted wholly or almost wholly on behalf of that enterprise, and conditions are made or imposed between that enterprise and the agent in their commercial and financial relations which differ from those which would have been made between independent enterprises, he will not be considered an agent of an independent status within the meaning of this paragraph.
8. The fact that a company which is a resident of a Contracting State controls or is controlled by a company which is a resident of the other Contracting State, or which carries on business in that other State (whether through a permanent establishment or otherwise), shall not of itself constitute either company a permanent establishment of the other.
CHAPTER III
TAXATION OF INCOME
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, boats 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 expenses which are incurred for the purposes of the permanent establishment, including executive and general administrative expenses so incurred, whether in the State in which the permanent establishment is situated or elsewhere.
4. Insofar as it has been customary in a Contracting State to determine the profits to be attributable to a permanent establishment on the basis of an apportionment of the total profits of the enterprise to its various parts, nothing in paragraph 2 shall preclude that Contracting State from determining the profits to be taxed by such an apportionment as may be customary; the method of apportionment adopted shall, however, be such that the result shall be in accordance with the principles contained in this Article.
5. No profits shall be attributed to a permanent establishment by reason of mere purchase by that permanent establishment of goods or merchandise for the enterprise.
6. For the purposes of the preceding paragraphs, the profits to be attributed to the permanent establishment shall be determined by the same method year by year unless there is good and sufficient reason to the contrary.
7. Where profits include items of income which are dealt with separately in other Articles of this Convention, then the provisions of those Articles shall not be affected by the provisions of this Article.
Article 8
INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT
1. Profits derived by an enterprise of a Contracting State from the operation of ships, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicles in international traffic shall be taxable only in that State.
2. The provisions of paragraph 1 shall also apply to profits from the participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency.
Article 9
ASSOCIATED ENTERPRISES
1. Where
a) an enterprise of a Contracting State participate directly or indirectly in the management, control or capital of an enterprise of the other Contracting State, or
b) the same persons participate directly or indirectly in the management, control or capital of an enterprise of a Contracting State and an enterprise of the other Contracting State,
and in either case conditions are made or imposed between the two enterprises in their commercial or financial relations which differ from those which would be made between independent enterprises, then any profits which would, but for those conditions, have accrued to one of the enterprises, but, by reason of those conditions, have not so accrued, may be included in the profits of that enterprise and taxed accordingly.
2. Where a Contracting State includes in the profits of an enterprise of that State ( and taxes accordingly ( profits on which an enterprise of the other Contracting State has been charged to tax in that other State and the profits so included are profits which would have accrued to the enterprise of the first-mentioned State if the conditions made between the two enterprises had been those which would have been made between independent enterprises, then that other State may make an appropriate adjustment to the amount of the tax charged therein on those profits. In determining such adjustment due regard shall be had to the other provisions of this Convention and the competent authorities of the Contracting State 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:
a) 5 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends if the beneficial owner is a company which holds directly at least 25 per cent of the capital of the company paying the dividends;
b) 10 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends in all other cases.
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, founders' shares or other rights, not being debt-claims, participating in profits, as well as other income which is subjected to the same taxation treatment as income from shares by the laws of the Contracting 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 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 shall be exempt from tax in that State if it is derived and beneficially owned by the Government of the other Contracting State, a political subdivision or a local authority thereof, or the Central Bank of that other State.
4. The term "interest" as used in this Article means income from debt-claims of every kind, whether or not secured by mortgage and whether or not carrying a right to participate in the debtor's profits, and in particular, income from government securities and income from bonds or debentures, including premiums and prizes attaching to such securities, bonds or debentures. Penalty charges for late payment shall not be regarded as interest for the purpose of this Article.
5. The provisions of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the interest, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State in which the interest arises through a permanent establishment situated therein or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the debt-claim in respect of which the interest is paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
6. Interest shall be deemed to arise in a Contracting State when the payer is a resident of that State. Where, however, the person paying the interest, whether he is a resident of a Contracting State or not, has in a Contracting State a permanent establishment or a fixed base in connection with which the indebtedness on which the interest is paid was incurred, and such interest is borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, then such interest shall be deemed to arise in the State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.
7. Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the interest, having regard to the debt-claim for which it is paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this Article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable according to the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.
Article 12
ROYALTIES
1. Royalties arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2. However, such royalties may also be taxed in the Contracting State in which they arise and according to the laws of that State, but if the beneficial owner of the royalties is the resident of the other Contracting State, the tax so charged shall not exceed:
a) 5 per cent of the gross amount of:
(i) royalties paid for the use of, or the right to use, any copyright of literary, artistic or scientific work (but not including cinematograph films);
(ii) royalties paid for the use of, or the right to use, industrial, commercial or scientific equipment.
b) 10 per cent of the gross amount of the royalties in all other cases.
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, any patent, trade mark, design or model, plan, secret formula or process, or for the use of, or the right to use, industrial, commercial or scientific equipment, or for information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience.
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 if effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.
5. Royalties shall be deemed to arise in a Contracting State when the payer is a resident of that State. Where, however, the person paying the royalties, whether he is a resident of a Contracting State or not, has in a Contracting State a permanent establishment or a fixed base in connection with which the liability to pay the royalties was incurred, and such royalties are borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, then such royalties shall be deemed to arise in the State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.
6. Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the royalties, having regard to the use, right or information for which they are paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this Article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable according to the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.
Article 13
CAPITAL GAINS
1. Gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of immovable property referred to in Article 6 and situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State.
2. Gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of shares or of an comparable interest of any kind deriving more than 50% 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 purposes 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 derived by an enterprise of a Contracting State from the alienation of ships, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicle operated in international traffic or movable property pertaining to the operation of such ships, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicle, shall be taxable only in that State.
5. Gains from the alienation of any property other than that referred to in paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4, shall be taxable only in the Contracting State of which the alienator is a resident.
Article 14
INDEPENDENT PERSONAL SERVICES
1. Income derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of professional services or other activities of an independent character shall be taxable only in that State. However, such income may also be taxed in the other Contracting State if the individual has a fixed base regularly available to him in the other Contracting State for the purpose of performing his activities; in that case, only so much of the income as is attributable to that fixed base may be taxed in that other 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
INCOME FROM EMPLOYMENT
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 there from 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, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicle operated in international traffic by an enterprise of a Contracting State may be taxed in that 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, supervisory board or any 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 personal activities exercised by an entertainer or a sportsman in his capacity as such accrues not to the entertainer or sportsman himself but to another person, that income may, notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 7, 14 and 15, be taxed in the Contracting State in which the activities of the entertainer or sportsman are exercised.
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 sportsman if the visit to that State is more than 50% supported by public funds of the other Contracting State or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof. In such a case, the income shall be taxable only in the State of which the entertainer or sportsman is a resident.
Article 18
PENSIONS
1. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of Article 19, pensions, annuities and other similar remuneration paid to a resident of a Contracting State in consideration of past employment shall be taxable only in that State.
2. Notwithstanding the provision of paragraph 1, pensions paid and any other similar payments made under the public scheme which is part of the social security system of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State.
3. The term "annuity" means a stated sum payable periodically at stated times during life or during a specified or ascertainable period of time under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration in money or money's worth.
Article 19
GOVERNMENT SERVICE
1. a) Salaries, wages and other similar remuneration, other than a pension, paid by a Contracting State or a political subdivision or a local authority thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision or authority shall be taxable only in that State.
b) However, such 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 or a local authority thereof to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision or authority shall be taxable only in that State.
b) However, such pension shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the individual is a resident of, and a national of, that other 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 or a local authority thereof.
Article 20
TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS
1. A resident of the Contracting State who, at the invitation of a university, college, school or other similar institution, situated in the other Contracting State and recognized by the Government of that other Contracting State, is temporarily present in that other Contracting State solely for the purpose of teaching, or engaging in research, or both, at the educational institution shall, for a period not exceeding two years from the date of his first arrival in that other Contracting State, be exempt from tax in that other Contracting State on his remuneration for such teaching or research. An individual shall be entitled to the benefits of this Article only once.
2. No exemption shall be granted under paragraph 1 with respect to any remuneration for research if such research is undertaken not in the public interest but for the private benefit of a specific person or persons.
Article 21
STUDENTS AND TRAINEES
Payments which a student or a trainee 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 payment arise from sources outside that State.
Article 22
OTHER INCOME
1. Items or income of a resident of a Contracting State, wherever arising, not dealt with in the foregoing Articles of this Convention shall be taxable only in that State.
2. However, if such income is derived by a resident of a Contracting State from sources in the other Contracting State, such income may also be taxed in the State in which it arises, and according to the law of that State.
3. The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 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.
CHAPTER IV
TAXATION OF CAPITAL
Article 23
CAPITAL
1. Capital represented by immovable property referred to in Article 6, owned by a resident of a Contracting State and situated in the other Contracting State, may be taxed in that other State.
2. Capital represented by 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 by 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, may be taxed in that other State.
3. Capital represented by ships, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicles operated in international traffic by an enterprise of a Contracting State and by movable property pertaining to the operation of such ships, aircraft, railway or road transport vehicles shall be taxable only in that State.
4. All other elements of capital of a resident of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State.
CHAPTER V
METHODS FOR ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE TAXATION
Article 24
ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE TAXATION
Double taxation shall be eliminated as follows:
1. In Slovenia:
a) Where a resident of Slovenia derives income or owns capital which, in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, may be taxed in Bulgaria, Slovenia shall allow:
(i) as deduction from the tax on the income of that resident, an amount equal to the income taxed paid in Bulgaria;
(ii) as a deduction from the tax on the capital of that resident, an amount equal to the capital tax paid in Bulgaria.
Such deduction in either case shall not, however, exceed that part of the income tax or capital tax, as computed before the deduction is given, which is attributable, as the case may be, to the income or the capital which may be taxed in Bulgaria.
b) Where in accordance with any provision of the Convention income derived or capital owned by a resident of Slovenia is exempt from tax in Slovenia, Slovenia may nevertheless, in calculating the amount of tax on the remaining income or capital of such resident, take into account the exempted income or capital.
2. In Bulgaria:
(a) where a resident of Bulgaria derives income or owns capital which in accordance with the provisions of this Convention may be taxed in Slovenia, Bulgaria shall, subject to the provisions of subparagraphs (b) and (c) of this paragraph, exempt such income or capital from tax;
(b) where a resident of Bulgaria derives dividends, interest or royalties which in accordance with the provisions of Articles 10, 11 or 12 of this Convention may be taxed in Slovenia, Bulgaria shall allow as a deduction from the tax on the dividends, interest or royalties of that resident an amount equal to the tax paid in Slovenia. Such deduction shall not, however, exceed that part of the tax, as computed before the deduction is given, which is attributable to such dividends, interest or royalties derived from Slovenia;
(c) where in accordance with any provision of this Convention income derived or capital owned by a resident of Bulgaria is exempt from tax in Bulgaria, Bulgaria may nevertheless, in calculating the amount of the tax on the remaining income or capital of such resident, take into account the exempted income or capital.
CHAPTER VI
SPECIAL PROVISIONS
Article 25
NON-DISCRIMINATION
1. Nationals of a Contracting State shall not be subjected in the other Contracting State to any taxation or any requirement connected therewith, which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected requirements to which nationals of that other State in the same circumstances, in particular with respect to residence, are or may be subjected. This provision shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 1, also apply to persons who are not residents of one or both of the Contracting States.
2. The taxation on a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State shall not be less favorably levied in that other State than the taxation levied on enterprises of that other State carrying on the same activities.
3. Nothing in this Article shall be construed as obliging a Contracting State to grant to residents of the other Contracting State any personal allowances, relieves and reductions for taxation purposes on account of civil status or family responsibilities which it grants to its own residents.
4. Except where the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 9, paragraph 7 of Article 11, or paragraph 6 of Article 12, apply, interest, royalties and other disbursements paid by an enterprise of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State shall, for the purpose of determining the taxable profits of such enterprise, be deductible under the same conditions as if they had been paid to a resident of the first-mentioned State. Similarly, any debts of an enterprise of a Contracting State to a resident of the other Contracting State shall, for the purpose of determining the taxable capital of such enterprise, be deductible under the same conditions as if they had been contracted to a resident of the first-mentioned State.
5. Enterprises of a Contracting State, the capital of which is wholly or partly owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by one or more residents of the other Contracting State, shall not be subjected in the first-mentioned State to any taxation or any requirement connected therewith which is other or more burdensome than the taxation and connected requirements to which other similar enterprises of the first-mentioned State are or may be subjected.
6. The provisions of this Article shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 2, apply to taxes of every kind and description.
Article 26
MUTUAL AGREEMENT PROCEDURE
1. Where a person considers that the actions of one or both of the Contracting States result or will result for him in taxation not in accordance with the provisions of this Convention, he may, irrespective of the remedies provided by the domestic law of those 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 25, to that of the Contracting State of which he is a national. The case must be presented within three years form the first notification of the action resulting in taxation not in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
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 Convention. 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 Convention. They may also consult together for the elimination of double taxation in cases not provided for in the Convention.
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 27
EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION
1. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall exchange such information as is necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Convention or of the domestic laws 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 there under is not contrary to the Convention. The exchange of information is not restricted by Articles 1 and 2. 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 referred to in the first sentence. Such persons or authorities shall use the information only for such purposes. They may disclose the information in public court proceeding or in the 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 28
MEMBERS OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND CONSULAR POSTS
Nothing in this Convention shall affect the fiscal privileges of members of diplomatic missions or consular posts under the general rules of international law or under the provisions of special agreements.
CHAPTER VII
FINAL PROVISIONS
Article 29
ENTRY INTO FORCE
1. The Contracting States shall notify each other in writing, through diplomatic channels, that the procedures required by their internal law for the entry into force of this Convention have been completed. The Convention shall enter into force on the date of receipt of the later of these notifications.
2. This Convention shall be applicable:
a) in respect of taxes withheld at source, to income derived on or after 1 January of the calendar year next following the year in which the Convention enters into force;
b) in respect of other taxes on income, and taxes on capital, to taxes chargeable for any taxable year beginning on or after 1 January of the calendar year next following the year in which the Convention enters into force.
Article 30
TERMINATION
1. This Convention shall remain in force until terminated by a Contracting State. Either Contracting State may terminate the Convention, through diplomatic channels, by giving written notice of termination at least six months before the end of any calendar year after the expiry of five years from the date on which the Convention enters into force.
2. In such event, the Convention shall cease to apply:
a) in respect of taxes withheld at source, to income derived on or after 1 January of the calendar year next following the year in which the notice is given;
b) in respect of other taxes on income, and taxes on capital, to taxes chargeable for any taxable year beginning on or after 1 January of the calendar year next following the year in which the notice is given.
 
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, duly authorized thereto, have signed this Convention.
 
DONE in duplicate at Ljubljana this 20 day of October 2003, in the Slovenian, Bulgarian and English languages, all texts being equally authentic. In case of divergence of interpretation the English text shall prevail.
For the
Republic of Slovenia:
Milojka Kolar, (s)
 
For the
Republic of Bulgaria:
Stamen Tassev, (s)
3. člen
Za izvajanje konvencije skrbi Ministrstvo za finance.
4. člen
Ta zakon začne veljati petnajsti dan po objavi v Uradnem listu Republike Slovenije – Mednarodne pogodbe.
Št. 432-01/04-30/1
Ljubljana, dne 25. marca 2004
EPA 1146-III
Predsednik
Državnega zbora
Republike Slovenije
Borut Pahor l. r.
* Besedilo konvencije v bolgarskem jeziku je na vpogled v Sektorju za mednarodnopravne zadeve Ministrstva za zunanje zadeve.