INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART I - PRELIMINARY  

SECTION 6C   SOURCE OF ROYALTY INCOME DERIVED BY A NON-RESIDENT  

6C(1)  


This section applies to income that is derived on or after 1 July 1968 by a non-resident and consists of royalty that:


(a) is paid or credited to the non-resident by the Commonwealth, by a State, by an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or by a person who is, or by persons at least one of whom is, a resident and is not an outgoing wholly incurred by the Commonwealth, the State, the authority or that person or those persons in carrying on business in a country outside Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the Commonwealth, the State, the authority or that person or those persons in that country; or


(b) is paid or credited to the non-resident by a person who is, or by persons each of whom is, a non-resident and is, or is in part, an outgoing incurred by that person or those persons in carrying on business in Australia at or through a permanent establishment of that person or those persons in Australia.

6C(1A)  


For the purposes of Division 5 and Division 6 of Part III , but subject to subsections (3) and (4), income to which this section applies shall be deemed to be attributable to sources in Australia.

6C(2)  


For the purposes of sections 6-5 and 6-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 , but subject to subsections (3) and (4), income to which this section applies shall be deemed to have been derived from a source in Australia.

6C(3)  


Where:


(a) income to which this section applies is paid or credited to the non-resident by whom it is derived by the Commonwealth, by a State, by an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or by a person who is, or by persons at least one of whom is, a resident; and


(b) the royalty of which the income consists is, in part, an outgoing incurred by the Commonwealth, the State, the authority or that person or those persons in carrying on business in a country outside Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the Commonwealth, the State, the authority or that person or those persons in that country;

subsection (2) has effect in relation to so much only of the income as is attributable to so much of the royalty as is not an outgoing so incurred.

6C(4)  


Where:


(a) income to which this section applies is paid or credited to the non-resident by whom it is derived by a person who, or by persons each of whom, is a non-resident; and


(b) the royalty of which the income consists is, in part only, an outgoing incurred by the person or persons by whom it is paid or credited in carrying on business in Australia at or through a permanent establishment of that person or those persons in Australia;

subsection (2) has effect in relation to so much only of the income as is attributable to so much of the royalty as is an outgoing so incurred.

6C(5)  


In subsection (6), a reference to a relevant person is a reference to the Commonwealth, a State, an authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or a person who is, or persons at least 1 of whom is, a resident.

6C(6)  


For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a) and (3)(b), where:


(a) royalty is paid or credited, after the commencement of this subsection, to a non-resident by a relevant person carrying on business in a country outside Australia; and


(b) the royalty or a part of the royalty:


(i) is incurred by the relevant person in gaining or producing income that is derived by the relevant person otherwise than in carrying on business in a country outside Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the relevant person in that country or is incurred by the relevant person for the purpose of gaining or producing income to be so derived; or

(ii) is incurred by the relevant person in carrying on business for the purpose of gaining or producing income and is reasonably attributable to income that is derived, or may be derived, by the relevant person otherwise than in so carrying on business at or through a permanent establishment of the relevant person in a country outside Australia;

the royalty or the part of the royalty, as the case may be, is not an outgoing incurred by the relevant person in carrying on business in a country outside Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the relevant person in that country.

6C(7)  


For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(b) and (4)(b), where:


(a) royalty is paid or credited, after the commencement of this subsection, to a non-resident by another person or other persons (in this subsection referred to as the payer ), being:


(i) another person who is carrying on business in Australia and is a non-resident; or

(ii) other persons who are carrying on business in Australia and each of whom is a non-resident; and


(b) the royalty or a part of the royalty:


(i) is incurred by the payer in gaining or producing income that is derived by the payer in carrying on business in Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the payer in Australia or is incurred by the payer for the purpose of gaining or producing income to be so derived; or

(ii) is incurred by the payer in carrying on a business for the purpose of gaining or producing income and is reasonably attributable to income that is derived, or may be derived, by the payer in so carrying on business at or through a permanent establishment of the payer in Australia;

the royalty or the part of the royalty, as the case may be, is an outgoing incurred by the payer in carrying on business in Australia at or through a permanent establishment of the payer in Australia.


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