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Announcement related to income tax treaty references to the NAFTA in light of its pending replacement by the USMCA

May 19, 2020 IRS Newsroom Tax

Announcement 2020-06 provides the Treasury Department and IRS view on how to interpret references in U.S. income tax treaties to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) once it is replaced by the Agreement between the United States Canada and Mexico (the USMCA).  The announcement provides that once the USMCA goes into force, the IRS and Treasury will interpret any references to NAFTA in a U.S. income tax treaty as a reference to the USMCA. 

Announcement 2020-06 will be in IRB:  2020-23, dated 06/01/2020.

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