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 29   Entry into Force  

1  
Each of the Contracting States shall notify the other in writing through the diplomatic channel of the completion of the procedures required by its law for the entry into force of this Convention. This Convention shall enter into force on the date of the later notification, and shall thereupon have effect: [1]

Entered into force on 17 December 2003 following notification in accordance with Article 29.


(a) in the case of Australia:


(i) in respect of withholding tax on income that is derived by a non-resident, in relation to income derived on or after 1 July next following the date on which this Convention enters into force;

(ii) in respect of fringe benefits tax, in relation to fringe benefits provided on or after 1 April next following the date on which this Convention enters into force;

(iii) in respect of other Australian tax, in relation to income or gains of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July next following the date on which this Convention enters into force;


(b) in the case of the United Kingdom:


(i) in respect of taxes withheld at source, for amounts paid or credited on or after 1 July next following the date on which this Convention enters into force;

(ii) in respect of income tax not described in clause (i) of this subparagraph and capital gains tax, for any year of assessment beginning on or after 6 April next following the date on which this Convention enters into force;

(iii) in respect of corporation tax, for any financial year beginning on or after 1 April next following the date on which this Convention enters into force.

2  
The Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed at Canberra on 7 December 1967 [2]

[1968] ATS 9

(as amended by the Protocol signed at Canberra on 29 January 1980) [3]

[1980] ATS 22

( " the Agreement " ) shall be terminated and shall cease to have effect in respect of the taxes to which this Convention applies in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article. In relation to tax credits in respect of dividends paid by companies which are residents of the United Kingdom, the Agreement shall be terminated and shall cease to have effect in respect of dividends paid on or after 1 July next following the date on which this Convention enters into force.

3  
Notwithstanding the entry into force of this Convention, an individual who is entitled to the benefits of Article 16 of the Agreement at the time of the entry into force of this Convention shall continue to be entitled to such benefits until such time as the individual would have ceased to be entitled to such benefits if the Agreement had remained in force.




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