Saturday, November 17, 2007
Resolutions of Ratification: Protocols to Tax Conventions with Denmark and Finland
On Friday, November 16, the Senate, by the requisite two-thirds vote of members present, agreed to the resolutions of advice and consent to ratification of the Protocol Amending the Convention Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income signed at Copenhagen May 2, 2006 (Treaty Doc. 109-19) and the Protocol Amending the Convention between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Finland for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, signed at Helsinki on May 31, 2006 (Treaty Doc. 109-18). The resolutions of ratification did not contain any reservations, understandings, or declarations. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee favorably reported the Protocols on October 31, following a hearing on July 17. The Committee submitted its reports on the Protocols last Wednesday, November 14.