IRS News Releases  
Sept. 19, 2005

U.S., Mexico Reach Mutual Agreement
Regarding Eligibility of Fiscally
Transparent Entities to Benefits

WASHINGTON - On Aug. 26, 2005, the Competent Authorities of the United States and Mexico entered into a mutual agreement (“the Agreement”) regarding the eligibility of entities that are treated as fiscally transparent under the laws of either Contracting State to benefits under the Convention Between the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income, along with a Protocol, signed on Sept. 18, 1992, and as amended by the Additional Protocol signed on Sept. 8, 1994, and the Second Additional Protocol signed on Nov. 26, 2002. The Agreement specifies the cases where fiscally transparent entities are entitled to treaty benefits and clarifies the procedure for claiming treaty benefits from Mexico.

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