AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Vietnamese Agreement  

Vietnamese Notes (No 1)  

IV  
Paragraph 6 shall be renumbered as paragraph 9.

If the foregoing is acceptable to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Department has the honour to propose that this Note and the Embassy ' s confirmatory Note in reply shall constitute an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to amend the Head Agreement. The amendment to the Head Agreement shall enter into force when the two Governments have notified each other by a further exchange of notes that they have completed their domestic requirements for the entry into force of such amendment. The amendment to the Head Agreement shall have effect in respect of Australian tax in relation to income, profits or gains of the year of income that began on 1 July 1993 and of subsequent years of income.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam the assurances of its highest consideration.

CANBERRA

22 November 1996

Note in Reply

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam presents its compliments to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and has the honour to refer to the Department ' s Note No ALA 96/568 of 22 November 1996 which reads as follows:

" [ Text of Note No ALA 96/568 of 22 November 1996 of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Government of Australia .] "

The Embassy has the honour to advise that the Department ' s proposal is acceptable to the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and that accordingly the 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, done at Hanoi on 13 April 1992, is to be regarded as amended from the date when the two Governments have notified each other by a further exchange of notes that they have completed their domestic requirements for the entry into force of such amendment. [2]

Notes to this effect were exchanged at Hanoi 6 March - 23 July 1997. The amending Agreement entered into force 23 July 1997.

The amendment to the Head Agreement shall have effect in respect of Australian tax in relation to income, profits or gains of the year of income that began on 1 July 1993 and of subsequent years of income.

The Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade the assurances of its highest consideration.

CANBERRA

22 November 1996




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