AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Swiss Convention  

CONVENTION BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE SWISS CONFEDERATION FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME, WITH PROTOCOL  

CHAPTER III - TAXATION OF INCOME  

ARTICLE 15   Dependent personal services  

1  
Subject to the provisions of Articles 16 , 18 and 19 , salaries, wages and other similar remuneration derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment shall be taxable only in that State unless the employment is exercised in the other Contracting State. If the employment is so exercised, such remuneration as is derived therefrom may be taxed in that other State.

2  
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1 , remuneration derived by a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment exercised in the other Contracting State shall be taxable only in the first-mentioned State if:


a) the recipient is present in the other State for a period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 183 days in the fiscal year concerned, and


b) the remuneration is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the other State, and


c) the remuneration is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base which the employer has in the other State.

3  
Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, remuneration derived in respect of an employment exercised aboard a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic, may be taxed in the Contracting State of which the enterprise operating the ship or aircraft is a resident.

4  
Where, except for the application of this paragraph, a fringe benefit is taxable in both Contracting States, the benefit will be taxable only in the Contracting State that has the sole or primary taxing right in accordance with the Convention in respect of salary or wages from the employment to which the benefit relates. A Contracting State has a " primary taxing right " to the extent that a taxing right in respect of salary or wages from the relevant employment is allocated to that State in accordance with this Convention and the other Contracting State is required to provide relief for the tax imposed in respect of such remuneration by the first-mentioned State.




This information is provided by CCH Australia Limited Link opens in new window. View the disclaimer and notice of copyright.