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Taxes Covered

(1) This Agreement shall apply to taxes on income imposed on behalf of a Contracting State or of its local authorities, irrespective of the manner in which they are levied.

(2) There shall be regarded as taxes on income all taxes imposed on total income, or on elements of income, including taxes on gains from the alienation of movable or immovable property, as well as taxes on capital appreciation.

(3) The existing taxes to which the Agreement shall apply are:

  • (a) In the United Arab Emirates:
    • (i) Income tax;
    • (ii) Corporation tax; and
    • (iii) Surcharge;
  • (hereinafter referred to as the "U.A.E. tax");
  • (b) In the People's Republic of China:
    • (i) The individual income tax;
    • (ii) The income tax for enterprises with foreign investment and foreign enterprises; and
    • (iii) The local income tax;
  • (hereinafter referred to as "Chinese tax").

(4) This Agreement shall also apply to any identical or substantially similar taxes which are imposed after the date of signature of this Agreement in addition to, or in place of the existing taxes referred to in paragraph (3). The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any substantial changes which have been made in their respective taxation laws within a reasonable period of time after such changes.