AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Malaysian Agreement  

Malaysian Protocol (No 2)  

ARTICLE 5  
Article 23 of the Agreement, as amended, is amended by:


(a) deleting paragraphs 4 to 7 and substituting the following:


" 4.
For the purposes of paragraph 5, the term " Malaysian tax forgone " means an amount which, under the laws of Malaysia and in accordance with this Agreement, would have been payable as Malaysian tax on income had that income not been exempted either wholly or partly from Malaysian tax in accordance with Schedules 7A and 7B of the Income Tax Act 1967 of Malaysia or sections 22, 23, 29, 29A, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E, 29F, 29G, 29H, 31E, 35, 37 and 41B of the Promotion of Investments Act 1986 of Malaysia and section 45 of that Act to the extent that it relates to sections 21, 22, 26, or 30Q of the Investment Incentives Act 1968, so far as the sections were in force on, and have not been modified since, the date of signature of the Protocol second amending the Agreement or have been modified only in minor respects so as not to affect their general character.


5.
Notwithstanding the operation of paragraph 4, Malaysian tax forgone shall not be deemed to have been paid in respect of income derived from:


(a) banking, insurance, consulting, accounting, auditing or similar services; or


(b) the operation of ships or aircraft, other than ships or aircraft operated principally from places in Malaysia and used solely in carrying on a business in Malaysia; or


(c) any scheme entered into by an Australian resident with the purpose of using Malaysia as a conduit for income or as a location of property in order to evade or avoid Australian tax through the exploitation of the Australian foreign tax credit provisions or to confer a benefit on a person who is neither a resident of Australia, nor of Malaysia.


6.
For the purposes of subparagraph (a) or (b) of paragraph 3, Malaysian tax forgone which answers the description in paragraph 4 and is not of a type referred to in paragraph 5 shall be deemed to be Malaysian tax paid.


7.
Paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 shall not apply in relation to income derived in any year of income after the year of income that ends on 30 June 2003. "

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(b) deleting the words " 5 and 6 " and substituting " 4 and 6 " in subparagraph (b) of paragraph 8; and


(c) deleting paragraph 9 and renumbering paragraph 10 as 9.




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