AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Vietnamese Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM 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 exploration for or exploitation of any of the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil of the continental shelf;


(b) the term " Vietnam " means the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and, when used in a geographical sense, includes national territory and any area adjacent to the territorial waters of Vietnam and beyond the territorial limit of Vietnam which in accordance with international law has been designated an area within which the rights of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with respect to the exploration and the exploitation of any natural resources of the seabed and subsoil and water surface may be exercised;


(c) the term " Contracting State " means Australia or Vietnam, as the context requires, the Governments of which have concluded this Agreement;


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


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


(f) the terms " enterprise of a Contracting State " 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 Vietnam, as the context requires;


(g) the term " tax " means Australian tax or Vietnamese tax, as the context requires, but does not include any penalty or interest imposed under the law of either Contracting State relating to its tax;


(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 " Vietnamese tax " means tax imposed by Vietnam, being tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(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 Vietnam, the Minister of Finance or an authorised representative of the Minister.

(2)  
In the application 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.




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