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 Contracting States shall notify each other in writing through the diplomatic channel of the completion of their domestic requirements for the entry into force of this Agreement. The Agreement shall enter into force 30 days after the date of the later of the notifications and its provisions shall have effect:
(a) in Australia:
(i) in respect of withholding tax on income that is derived by a non-resident, in relation to income derived on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following the date on which the Agreement enters into force;
(ii) in respect of other Australian tax, in relation to income, profits or gains of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July in the calendar year next following the date on which the Agreement enters into force;
(b) in Finland:
(i) in respect of taxes withheld at source, on income derived on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following the year in which the Agreement enters into force;
(ii) in respect of other taxes on income for taxes chargeable for any tax year beginning on or after 1 January in the calendar year next following the year in which the Agreement enters into force;
(c) for purposes of Article 25, from the date of entry into force of this Agreement.
Notwithstanding the provisions of subparagraphs a) and b), Article 26 shall have effect from the date agreed in an exchange of notes through the diplomatic channel.
[ CCH Note: Article 26 entered into force on 1 September 2009 ( Commonwealth of Australia Gazette, No GN 36, 16 September 2009 ).]
The Agreement between Finland and Australia for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, signed at Canberra on 12th September 1984, as modified by the Protocol signed at Canberra on 5th November 1997 (hereinafter referred to as " the 1984 Agreement " ), shall cease to have effect with respect to taxes to which this Agreement applies in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1. The 1984 Agreement shall terminate on the last date on which it has effect in accordance with the foregoing provision of this paragraph.