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.
The existing taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are:
(a) in the case of Australia:
the income tax, including the resource rent tax in respect of offshore projects relating to exploration for or exploitation of petroleum resources, imposed under the federal law of Australia.
(b) in the case of Finland:
(i) the state income taxes;
(ii) the corporate income tax;
(iii) the communal tax;
(iv) the church tax;
(v) the tax withheld at source from interest; and
(vi) the tax withheld at source from non-residents ' income.
The Agreement shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed under the federal law of Australia or the law of Finland after the date of signature of the Agreement in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in the law of their respective States relating to the taxes to which the Agreement applies within a reasonable period of time after those changes. (3)
For the purposes of Article 23, the taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are taxes of every kind and description imposed on behalf of the Contracting States, or their political subdivisions or local authorities. (4)
For the purposes of Articles 25 and 26, the taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are:
(a) in the case of Australia, taxes of every kind and description imposed under the federal tax laws administered by the Commissioner of Taxation; and
(b) in the case of Finland, taxes of every kind and description.