INTERNATIONAL TAX AGREEMENTS ACT 1953

SCHEDULE 1 - Taipei Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY OFFICE AND THE TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE CONCERNING THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

ARTICLE 8   Ships and aircraft  

1.  
Profits derived by an enterprise of a territory from the operation of ships or aircraft shall be taxable only in that territory.

2.  
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1, such profits shall be taxed in the other territory to the extent that they are profits derived directly or indirectly from ship or aircraft operations confined solely to places in that other territory.

3.  
The profits to which the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 apply shall include profits from:


(a) the lease of ships or aircraft on a full time, voyage or bareboat basis, and of containers and related equipment, which is merely incidental to the international operation of ships or aircraft by the lessor, provided that the leased ships or aircraft, or the containers and related equipment, are used in international operations by the lessee; and


(b) the operation of ships or aircraft derived through participation in a pool, a joint business or an international operating agency.

4.  
For the purposes of this Article, profits derived from the carriage by ships or aircraft of passengers, livestock, mail, goods or merchandise which are shipped in a territory and discharged at a place in that territory shall be treated as profits from ship or aircraft operations confined solely to places in that territory.




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