Whereas:
1.
For the purposes of this Agreement ``interest payment" shall mean:
a. interest paid, or credited to an account, relating to 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 payments shall not be regarded as interest payments;
b. interest accrued or capitalised at the sale, refund or redemption of the debt claims referred to in a);
c. income deriving from interest payments either directly or through an entity referred to in Article 4(2) of this Agreement, distributed by –
(i) an UCITS authorised in accordance with Council Directive 85/611/EEC; or
(ii) an equivalent undertaking for collective investment established in Montserrat;
(iii) entities which qualify for the option under Article 4(3) of this Agreement; or
(iv) undertakings for collective investment established outside the territory to which the Treaty establishing the European Community applies by virtue of Article 299 thereof and outside Montserrat.
d. income realised upon the sale, refund or redemption of shares or units in the following undertakings and entities, if they invest directly or indirectly, via other undertakings for collective investment or entities referred to below, more than 40% of their assets in debt claims as referred to in a):
However, the contracting parties shall have the option of including income mentioned under paragraph (1)d) of this Article in the definition of interest only to the extent that such income corresponds to gains directly or indirectly deriving from interest payments within the meaning of paragraphs (1)a) and b) of this Article.
(i) an UCITS authorised in accordance with Council Directive 85/611/EEC; or
(ii) an equivalent undertaking for collective investment established in Montserrat;
(iii) entities which qualify for the option under Article 4(3) of this Agreement;
(iv) undertakings for collective investment established outside the territory to which the Treaty establishing the European Community applies by virtue of Article 299 thereof and outside Montserrat.
2.
As regards paragraphs (1)c) and d) of this Article, when a paying agent has no information concerning the proportion of the income which derives from interest payments, the total amount of the income shall be considered an interest payment.
3.
As regards paragraph (1)d) of this Article, when a paying agent has no information concerning the percentage of the assets invested in debt claims or in shares or units as defined in that paragraph, that percentage shall be considered to be above 40%. Where he cannot determine the amount of income realised by the beneficial owner, the income shall be deemed to correspond to the proceeds of the sale, refund or redemption of the shares or units.
4.
When interest, as defined in paragraph (1) of this Article, is paid to or credited to an account held by an entity referred to in Article 4(2) of this Agreement, such entity not having qualified for the option under Article 4(3) of this Agreement, such interest shall be considered an interest payment by such entity.
5.
As regards paragraphs (1)b) and d) of this Article, a contracting party shall have the option of requiring paying agents in its territory to annualise the interest over a period of time which may not exceed one year, and treating such annualised interest as an interest payment even if no sale, redemption or refund occurs during that period.
6.
By way of derogation from paragraphs (1)c) and d) of this Article, a contracting party shall have the option of excluding from the definition of interest payment any income referred to in those provisions from undertakings or entities established within its territory where the investment in debt claims referred to in paragraph (1)a) of this Article of such entities has not exceeded 15% of their assets. Likewise, by way of derogation from paragraph (4) of this Article, a contracting party shall have the option of excluding from the definition of interest payment in paragraph (1) of this Article interest paid or credited to an account of an entity referred to in Article 4(2) of this Agreement which has not qualified for the option under Article 4(3) of this Agreement and is established within its territory, where the investment of such an entity in debt claims referred to in paragraph (1)a) of this Article has not exceeded 15% of its assets.
The exercise of such option by one contracting party shall be binding on the other contracting party.
7.
The percentage referred to in paragraph (1)d) of this Article and paragraph (3) of this Article shall, from 1 January 2011, be 25%.
8.
The percentages referred to in paragraph (1)d) of this Article and in paragraph (6) of this Article shall be determined by reference to the investment policy as laid down in the fund rules or instruments of incorporation of the undertakings or entities concerned or, failing which, by reference to the actual composition of the assets of the undertakings or entities concerned.
Inhoudsopgave
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Appendix Agreement on the taxation of savings income between the United Kingdom overseas territory of Montserrat and the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Article 1. Reporting of Information by Paying Agents
Article 2. Definition of beneficial owner
Article 3. Identity and residence of beneficial owners
Article 4. Definition of paying agent
Article 5. Definition of interest payment
Article 6. Transitional provisions for negotiable debt securities
Article 7. Mutual agreement procedure
Article 8. Confidentiality
Article 9. Entry into force
Article 10. Termination
Article 11. Application and suspension of application
Annex List of related entities
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Aanhangsel Overeenkomst betreffende belastingheffing op inkomsten uit spaargelden tussen Montserrat en het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Artikel 1. Informatieverschaffing door uitbetalende instanties
Artikel 2. Definitie van uiteindelijk gerechtigde
Artikel 3. Identiteit en woonplaats van de uiteindelijk gerechtigde
Artikel 4. Definitie van uitbetalende instantie
Artikel 5. Definitie van rentebetaling
Artikel 6. Overgangsbepalingen voor verhandelbare schuldbewijzen
+ Artikel 7. Regeling voor onderling overleg
+ Artikel 9. Inwerkingtreding
Artikel 11. Toepassing en opschorting van toepassing
Bijlage Lijst van verwante entiteiten
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