• Meaning of tainted services income

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    Tainted services income, in broad terms, means income derived from the provision of services by a company to:

    • a resident (except in connection with a foreign permanent establishment of the Australian resident), or
    • a non-resident in connection with the non-resident's Australian permanent establishment.

    Tainted services income also includes income derived from services provided indirectly to Australian residents, subject to certain requirements.

    Services includes any benefit, right or privilege provided under an arrangement for the performance of work or the provision of facilities - for example, performance of technical, managerial or transport work.

    Tainted services income

    Provided to

    Tainted services?

    Associated Australian

    Yes

    Associated non-resident (via Australian branch)

    Yes

    Unassociated Australian

    Yes

    Associated non-resident (not via Australian branch)

    No, subject to indirect services rule

    Unassociated non-resident (via Australian branch)

    Yes

    Unassociated non-resident (not via Australian branch)

    No

    Last modified: 05 Dec 2006QC 18000