AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Belgian Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

CHAPTER III - TAXATION OF INCOME  

ARTICLE 19   Government Service  

(1)  
Remuneration, other than a pension, paid to an individual in respect of services rendered in the discharge of governmental functions to one of the Contracting States or to a political sub-division of one of the Contracting States or to a local authority of one of the Contracting States shall be taxable only in that State. Such remuneration shall, however, be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the services are rendered in that State and the recipient is a resident of that State who -


(a) is a citizen or national of that State; or


(b) did not become a resident of that State solely for the purpose of performing the services.

(2)  
Any pension paid to an individual in respect of services rendered in the discharge of governmental functions to one of the Contracting States or to a political sub-division of one of the Contracting States or to a local authority of one of the Contracting States shall be taxable only in that State. Such pension shall, however, be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the recipient is a citizen or national of that State and a resident of that State.

(3)  
The provisions of Articles 15, 16 and 18 shall apply to remuneration, including pensions, paid in respect of services rendered in connection with any business carried on by one of the Contracting States or by a political sub-division of one of the Contracting States or by a local authority of one of the Contracting States.




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