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ARTICLE 2

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, taxes on the total amounts of wages or salaries paid by enterprises, as well as taxes on capital appreciation.

(3) The existing taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are in particular:

  • (a) in Croatia:
    • (i) the profit tax;
    • (ii) the income tax;
    • (iii) the local income tax and any other surcharge levied on one of these taxes;
  • (hereinafter referred to as "Croatian tax");
  • (b) in Syria:
    • (i) the income tax on commercial, industrial, and non-commercial profits;
    • (ii) the income tax on salaries and wages;
    • (iii) the income tax on non-residents;
    • (iv) the income tax on revenue of movable and immovable capital; and
    • (v) surcharges imposed as percentage of the above-mentioned taxes; including surcharges imposed by the local authorities;
  • (hereinafter referred to as "Syrian tax").

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