AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Philippine Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

CHAPTER III - TAXATION OF INCOME  

ARTICLE 13   Alienation of Property  

(1)  
Income from the alienation of real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which that property is situated.

(2)  
For the purposes of this Article -


(a) the term " real property " shall have the meaning which it has under the laws in force in the Contracting State in which the property in question is situated and shall include -


(i) a lease of land or any other direct interest in or over land;

(ii) rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources; and

(iii) shares or comparable interests in a company, the assets of which consist wholly or principally of direct interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States;


(b) real property shall be deemed to be situated -


(i) where it consists of direct interests in or over land - in the Contracting State in which the land is situated;

(ii) where it consists of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources - in the Contracting State in which the natural resources are situated or the exploration may take place; and

(iii) where it consists of shares or comparable interests in a company, the assets of which consist wholly or principally of direct interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States - in the Contracting State in which the assets or the principal assets of the company are situated.

(3)  
Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1), income from the alienation of capital assets of an enterprise of one of the Contracting States or available to a resident of one of the Contracting States for the purpose of performing professional services or other independent activities shall be taxable only in that Contracting State, but, where those assets form part of the business property of a permanent establishment or fixed base situated in the other Contracting State, such income may be taxed in that other State.




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