AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

United Kingdom Convention  

CONVENTION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL GAINS  

ARTICLE 2   Taxes Covered  

1  
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.




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