AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Swedish Agreement  

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

ARTICLE 3   General Definitions  

(1)  
In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:


(a) the term " Australia " means the Commonwealth of Australia and, when used in a geographical sense, includes:


(i) the Territory of Norfolk Island;

(ii) the Territory of Christmas Island;

(iii) the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands;

(iv) the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands;

(v) the Coral Sea Islands Territory; and

(vi) any area adjacent to the territorial limits of Australia or of the said Territories in respect of which there is for the time being in force, consistently with international law, a law of Australia or of a State or part of Australia or of a Territory aforesaid dealing with the exploitation of any of the natural resources of the sea-bed and subsoil of the continental shelf;


(b) the term " Sweden " means the Kingdom of Sweden and includes any area outside the territorial sea of Sweden within which under the laws of Sweden and in accordance with international law the rights of Sweden with respect to the exploration and exploitation of the natural resources on the sea-bed or in its subsoil may be exercised;


(c) the terms " Contracting State " , " one of the Contracting States " and " other Contracting State " mean Australia or Sweden, as the context requires;


(d) the term " person " means an individual, a company and any other body of persons;


(e) the term " company " means any body corporate or any entity which is assimilated to a body corporate for tax purposes;


(f) the terms " enterprise of one of the Contracting States " and " enterprise of the other Contracting State " mean an enterprise carried on by a resident of Australia or an enterprise carried on by a resident of Sweden, as the context requires;


(g) the term " tax " means Australian tax or Swedish tax, as the context requires;


(h) the term " Australian tax " means tax imposed by Australia, being tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(i) the term " Swedish tax " means tax imposed by Sweden, being tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(j) the term " competent authority " means, in the case of Australia, the Commissioner of Taxation or his authorized representative, and in the case of Sweden, the Minister of the Budget or his authorized representative.

(2)  
In this Agreement, the terms " Australian tax " and " Swedish tax " do not include any penalty or interest imposed under the law of either Contracting State relating to the taxes to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2.

(3)  
In the application of this Agreement by a Contracting State, any term not defined in this Agreement shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning which it has under the laws of that State relating to the taxes to which this Agreement applies.




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