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 3   General Definitions  

(1)  
In this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:


(a) the term " Australia " , when used in a geographical sense, excludes all external territories other than:


(i) the Territory of Norfolk Island;

(ii) the Territory of Christmas Island;

(iii) the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands;

(iv) the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands;

(v) the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands; and

(vi) the Coral Sea Islands Territory,
and includes any area adjacent to the territorial limits of Australia (including the Territories specified in this subparagraph) in respect of which there is for the time being in force, consistently with international law, a law of Australia dealing with the exploitation of any of the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil of the continental shelf;


(b) the term " Fiji " means the Islands of Fiji, including the Island of Rotuma and its dependencies, and includes all areas of water which, consistently with international law, have been, or may after the date of this Agreement be, designated under the laws of Fiji as areas over which the sovereignty of Fiji may be exercised with respect to the sea, the seabed and its subsoil and the natural resources thereof;


(c) the terms " Contracting State " , " one of the Contracting States " and " other Contracting State " mean Australia or Fiji, as the context requires;


(d) the term " person " includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons;


(e) the term " company " means any body corporate or any entity which is treated as a company for tax purposes;


(f) the terms " enterprise of one of the Contracting States " and " enterprise of the other Contracting State " mean an enterprise carried on by a resident of Australia or an enterprise carried on by a resident of Fiji, as the context requires;


(g) the term " tax " means Australian tax or Fiji tax, as the context requires;


(h) the term " Australian tax " means tax imposed by Australia, being tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(i) the term " Fiji tax " means tax imposed by Fiji, being tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2; and


(j) the term " competent authority " means, in the case of Australia, the Commissioner of Taxation or an authorised representative of the Commissioner and, in the case of Fiji, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue or an authorised representative of the Commissioner.

(2)  
In this Agreement, the terms " Australian tax " and " Fiji tax " do not include any penalty or interest imposed under the law of either Contracting State relating to the taxes to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2.

(3)  
In the application of the provisions of this Agreement by a Contracting State, any term not defined in this Agreement shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning which it has under the laws of that State from time to time in force relating to the taxes to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2.

(4)  
In determining, for the purposes of Article 10, 11 or 12, whether dividends, interest or royalties are beneficially owned by a resident of one of the Contracting States, dividends, interest or royalties derived by a trustee during a year of income in respect of which the trustee is subject to tax in that State shall be treated as being beneficially owned by that trustee to the extent to which, as at the end of the year of income, residents of that State had any interest, whether vested or contingent, in that income and no person other than residents of that State could, by the exercise of a power conferred on any person, obtain such an interest.




This information is provided by CCH Australia Limited Link opens in new window. View the disclaimer and notice of copyright.