AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Fijian Agreement  

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

ARTICLE 10   Dividends  

(1)  
Dividends paid by a company which is a resident of one of the Contracting States for the purposes of its tax, being dividends to which a resident of the other Contracting State is beneficially entitled, may be taxed in that other State.

(2)  
Such dividends may be taxed in the Contracting State of which the company paying the dividends is a resident for the purposes of its tax, and according to the law of that State, but the tax so charged shall not exceed 20 per cent of the gross amount of the dividends.

(3)  
The term " dividends " in this Article means income from shares and other income assimilated to income from shares by the law, relating to tax, of the Contracting State of which the company making the distribution is a resident for the purposes of its tax.

(4)  
The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) shall not apply if the person beneficially entitled to the dividends, being a resident of one of the Contracting States, carries on business in the other Contracting State of which the company paying the dividends is a resident, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the holding in respect of which the dividends are paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such a case, the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.

(5)  
Dividends paid by a company which is a resident of one of the Contracting States, being dividends to which a person who is not a resident of the other Contracting State is beneficially entitled, shall be exempt from tax in that other State except insofar as the holding in respect of which the dividends are paid is effectively connected with a permanent establishment or fixed base situated in that other State. Provided that this paragraph shall not apply in relation to dividends paid by any company which is a resident of Australia for the purposes of Australian tax and which is also a resident of Fiji for the purposes of Fiji tax.

(6)  
Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as preventing one of the Contracting States from imposing, on the income of a company which is a resident of the other Contracting State, tax in addition to the taxes referred to in Article 2 in relation to the firstmentioned State which are payable by a company which is a resident of the firstmentioned State, provided that any such additional tax shall not exceed 20 per cent of the amount by which the taxable income of the firstmentioned company of a year of income exceeds the tax payable on that taxable income to the firstmentioned State. Any tax payable to one of the Contracting States on the undistributed profits of a company which is a resident of the other Contracting State shall be calculated as if that company were not liable to the additional tax referred to in this paragraph and had paid dividends of such amount that tax equal to the amount of the additional tax would have been payable on the dividends in accordance with paragraph (2).




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