El Salvador signs anti-fraud agreement with Spain

El Salvador has signed an agreement with Spain that's aimed at avoiding double taxation and preventing tax fraud.

Friday, July 11, 2008

"The agreement is a tool that will encourage investments and trade between our countries," said El Salvador's Vice President, Ana Vilma de Escobar.
"With this accord we will avoid paying taxes twice, something that has been a major obstacle in developing business relations."

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