Term 'Business Income' In DTA Agreements

Term Business Income In DTA Agreements

As a general rule, each country will tax a non-resident enterprise, engaged in the active pursuit of business in its territory, with a certain degree of intensity and regularity. Historically, the treatment of business income of a taxpayer is governed by a tax convention, which is tied to the 'permanent establishment' concept. A business enterprise or undertaking is subject to income tax on its industrial and commercial profits on parity with local enterprises in a treaty country, but only when it is engaged in trade or business in the country through a permanent establishment.