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.
Income or gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of real property situated in the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other State. 2
Income or gains from the alienation of property, other than real property, forming part of the business property of a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State, including such income or gains from the alienation of such a permanent establishment (alone or with the whole enterprise), may be taxed in that other State. 3
Income or gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of ships or aircraft operated in international traffic, or of property (other than real property) pertaining to the operation of those ships or aircraft, shall be taxable only in that Contracting State. 4
Income or gains derived by a resident of a Contracting State from the alienation of any shares or other interests in a company, or of an interest of any kind in a partnership, trust or other entity, where the value of the assets of such entity, whether they are held directly or indirectly (including through one or more interposed entities, such as, for example, through a chain of companies), is principally attributable to real property situated in the other Contracting State, may be taxed in that other State. 5
An individual who elects, under the taxation law of a Contracting State, to defer taxation on income or gains relating to property which would otherwise be taxed in that State upon the individual ceasing to be a resident of that State for the purposes of its tax, shall, if the individual is a resident of the other State, be taxable on income or gains from the subsequent alienation of that property only in that other State. 6
Nothing in this Convention affects the application of a law of a Contracting State relating to the taxation of gains of a capital nature derived from the alienation of any property other than that to which any of the preceding paragraphs of this Article apply. 7
In this Article, the term " real property " has the same meaning as it has in Article 6 . 8
The situation of interests or rights referred to in paragraph 2 of Article 6 shall be determined for the purposes of this Article in accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 6 . 9
The provisions of this Article shall not affect the right of the United Kingdom to levy according to its laws a tax chargeable in respect of income or gains from the alienation of any property on a person who is a resident of the United Kingdom at any time during the fiscal year in which the property is alienated, or has been so resident at any time during the 6 years immediately preceding that year.