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.
This Protocol, which shall form an integral part of the Agreement, shall enter into force on the fifteenth day after the date on which the Contracting States exchange notes through the diplomatic channel notifying each other that the last of such things has been done as is necessary to give this Protocol the force of law in Australia and in Belgium respectively, and thereupon this Protocol shall have effect:
(a) in Australia, in relation to income of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July in the calendar year immediately following that in which the Protocol enters into force;
(b) in Belgium, on income of any accounting period beginning on or after 1 January in the calendar year immediately following that in which the Protocol enters into force.