AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
With reference to Article 7 (Business profits), the Contracting States agree that:
(a) nothing in paragraph 3 of the Article shall permit the deduction of an expense which would not be deductible if the permanent establishment were an independent enterprise which incurred the expense; and
(i) a resident of a Contracting State is beneficially entitled, whether directly or through one or more interposed trust estates, to a share of the business profits of an enterprise carried on in the other Contracting State by the trustee of a trust estate other than a trust estate which is treated as a company for tax purposes; and
the enterprise carried on by the trustee shall be deemed to be a business carried on in the other State by that resident through a permanent establishment situated in that other State and that share of business profits shall be attributed to that permanent establishment.
(ii) in relation to that enterprise, that trustee would, in accordance with the principles of Article 5 , have a permanent establishment in that other State,