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 14   Independent Personal Services  

(1)  
Income derived by an individual who is a resident of one of the Contracting States in respect of professional services or other independent activities of a similar character shall be taxable only in that State. However, if such an individual -


(a) has a fixed base regularly available to him in the other Contracting State for the purpose of performing his activities; or


(b) in a year of income or taxable year, as the case may be, stays in the other Contracting State for a period or periods aggregating 183 days for the purpose of performing his activities; or


(c) derives, in a year of income or taxable year, as the case may be, from residents of the other Contracting State gross remuneration in that State exceeding ten thousand Australian dollars or its equivalent in Philippine pesos from performing his activities,

so much of the income derived by him as is attributable to activities so performed may be taxed in the other State.

(2)  
The Treasurer of Australia and the Minister of Finance of the Philippines may agree in letters exchanged for the purpose to variations in the amount specified in subparagraph (c) of paragraph (1) and any variations so agreed shall have effect according to the tenor of the letters.

(3)  
The term " professional services " includes services performed in the exercise of independent scientific, literary, artistic, educational or teaching activities, as well as in the exercise of independent activities of physicians, lawyers, engineers, architects, dentists and accountants.




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