AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Irish Agreement  

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

ARTICLE 14   Alienation of Property  

(1)  
Income or gains 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 " gains " means, in the case of Ireland, chargeable gains as defined in the taxation law of Ireland;


(b) the term " real property " shall include -


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

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

(iii) shares or comparable interests in a company the assets of which consist wholly or principally of 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;

(iv) any partnership interest, or any interest in settled property deriving its value or the greater part of its value directly or indirectly from interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States; and

(v) any option, consent or embargo affecting the disposition of interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States; and


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


(i) where it consists of 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 referred to in clause (iii) of subparagraph (b) of this paragraph, a partnership interest or an interest in settled property referred to in clause (iv) of the said subparagraph, or an option, consent or embargo referred to in clause (v) of the said subparagraph - in the Contracting State in which the land or natural resources are wholly or principally situated or the exploration may take place.

(3)  
Subject to the provisions of paragraph (1) of this Article, income or gains from the alienation of capital assets of an enterprise of one of the Contracting States or of capital assets 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 State, but, where those assets form the whole or part of the business property of a permanent establishment or fixed base situated in the other Contracting State, such income or gains may be taxed in that other State.

(4)  
Income or gains derived by an enterprise of one of the Contracting States from the alienation of ships or aircraft operated in international traffic while owned by that enterprise shall be taxable only in that State.




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