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Taxes Covered

(1) This Convention shall apply to taxes on income and capital gains imposed by each Contracting State, irrespective of the manner in which they are levied.

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

(3) The existing taxes to which the Convention shall apply are in particular:

  • (a) in the case of Ireland:
    • (i) the income tax;
    • (ii) the income levy;
    • (iii) the corporation tax; and
    • (iv) the capital gains tax;
  • (hereinafter referred to as "Irish tax");
  • (b) in the case of the United Arab Emirates:
    • (i) the income tax; and
    • (ii) the corporate tax;
  • (hereinafter referred to as "United Arab Emirates tax").

(4) The Convention shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed after the date of signature of the Convention in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in their taxation laws.