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.
The existing taxes to which this Convention shall apply are:
(a) in the case of the United Kingdom:
(i) the income tax;
(ii) the corporation tax; and
(iii) the capital gains tax;
(b) in the case of Australia:
the income tax, the resource rent tax in respect of offshore projects relating to exploration for or exploitation of petroleum resources, and the fringe benefits tax, imposed under the federal law of Australia. 2
This Convention shall also apply to any identical or substantially similar taxes which are imposed under the federal law of Australia or the law of the United Kingdom after the date of signature of this Convention in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any substantial changes that have been made in the law of their respective States relating to the taxes to which this Convention applies within a reasonable period of time after those changes.