AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Finnish Agreement  

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

CHAPTER VI - FINAL PROVISIONS  

ARTICLE 29   Termination  
This Agreement shall continue in effect indefinitely, but either Contracting State may terminate the Agreement by giving written notice of termination, through the diplomatic channel, to the other State at least 6 months before the end of any calendar year beginning after the expiration of 5 years from the date of its entry into force and, in that event, the Agreement shall cease to be effective:


(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 that in which the notice of termination is given;

(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 that in which the notice of termination is given;


(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 that in which the notice of termination is given;

(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 that in which the notice of termination is given.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised, have signed this Agreement.

DONE in duplicate at Melbourne this twentieth day of November 2006, in the English and Finnish languages, both texts being equally authentic.


FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
AUSTRALIA:
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF
FINLAND:
Hon Peter Costello
Treasurer
Eero Hein ä luoma
Minister for Finance


PROTOCOL

At the signing today of the Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Finland for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and the prevention of fiscal evasion (hereinafter referred to as " the Agreement " ), the undersigned have agreed upon the following provisions which shall form an integral part of the Agreement:




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