Panama Signs Tax Agreement with U.S.

On November 30th Panama will sign a tax agreement with the United States.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The signing is part of a strategy by the country to exclude Panama from the grey-list created by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), informed the minister of Economy and Finance, Frank De Lima.

This is the tenth agreement signed by Panama in its strategy to defend international services and also meet the 12 treaties needed to be excluded from the grey list, said De Lima, and indicated as a benefit that, "Panama is getting the deductibility of conventions for American taxpayers, which will help further promote tourism in our country."

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