AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Austrian Agreement  

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

CHAPTER III - TAXATION OF INCOME  

ARTICLE 19   Government Service  

(1)  
Remuneration, other than a pension or annuity, paid by one of the Contracting States or a political subdivision or local authority of that State to any individual in respect of services rendered in the discharge of governmental functions shall be taxable only in that State. However, such remuneration shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the services are rendered in that other State and the recipient is a resident of that other State who:


(a) is a citizen or national of that State; or


(b) did not become a resident of that State solely for the purpose of performing the services.

(2)  

(a) Subject to the provisions of subparagraph (paragraph (b)), a pension paid by, or out of funds created by, one of the Contracting States or a political subdivision or a local authority of that State to an individual in respect of services rendered to that State or subdivision or authority shall be taxable only in that State.


(b) A pension referred to in subparagraph (a) shall be taxable only in the other Contracting State if the individual is a resident of, and a citizen or national of, that State.

(3)  
The provisions of paragraph (1) shall also apply to remuneration paid out of public funds provided by Austria to any individual in respect of services rendered as a member of the Austrian permanent delegation of foreign commerce in Australia.

(4)  
The provisions of paragraph (1) shall not apply to remuneration in respect of services rendered in connection with any trade or business carried on by one of the Contracting States or a political subdivision or local authority of that State. In such a case, the provisions of Article 15 or Article 16, as the case may be, shall apply.




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