AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 14 and 15, income derived by a resident of a Contracting State as an entertainer (such as a theatre, motion picture, radio or television artiste, or a musician, or an athlete) from his personal activities as such exercised in the other Contracting State, may be taxed in that other State. (2)
Where income in respect of personal activities exercised by an entertainer in his capacity as such accrues not to the entertainer himself but to another person, that income may, notwithstanding the provisions of Articles 7, 14 and 15, be taxed in the Contracting State in which the activities of the entertainer are exercised. (3)
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1), income derived by an entertainer from his personal activities as such in a Contracting State shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if his visit to the first-mentioned State is supported substantially from the public funds of that other State or of one of its political subdivisions or local authorities. (4)
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2), where income in respect of personal activities as such of an entertainer in a Contracting State accrues not to that entertainer himself but to another person, that income shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if that person is supported substantially from the public funds of that other State or of one of its political subdivisions or local authorities, or if that person is a non-profit organisation of that other State.