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 existing taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are:
(a) in Australia:
the income tax, and the resource rent tax in respect of offshore projects relating to exploration for or exploitation of petroleum resources, imposed under the federal law of the Commonwealth of Australia;
(b) in Poland:
(i) the income tax ( podatek dochodowy );
(ii) the tax on wages and salaries ( podatek od wynagrodzen );
(iii) the equalisation tax ( podatek wyrownawczy );
(iv) the corporate tax ( podatek dochodowy od osob prawnych ); and
(v) the agricultural tax ( podatek rolny ).
This Agreement shall also apply to any identical or substantially similar taxes which are imposed under the federal law of the Commonwealth of Australia or under the law of the Republic of Poland after the date of signature of this Agreement in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any substantial changes which have been made in the laws of their respective States relating to taxes on income within a reasonable period of time after such changes.