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.
Pensions (including government pensions) and annuities paid to a resident of one of the Contracting States shall be taxable only in that State. (2)
The term " annuity " means a stated sum payable periodically at stated times during life or during a specified or ascertainable period of time under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration in money or money ' s worth. (3)
Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement, any pension or allowance that is paid by one of the Contracting States in respect of wounds, disabilities or death caused by war, or in respect of war service, and is exempt from tax under the law of that State, to a resident of the other Contracting State shall be exempt from tax in that other State.