AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Spanish Agreement  

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

ARTICLE 6   Income from Real Property  

(1)  
Income from real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the real property is situated.

(2)  
In this Article, the term " real property " :


(a) in the case of Australia, has the meaning which it has under the laws of Australia, and shall also include:


(i) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not;

(ii) a right to receive variable or fixed payments as consideration for the exploitation of or the right to explore for or exploit, or in respect of the proceeds from the exploitation of, mineral deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources; and


(b) in the case of Spain, means immovable property according to the laws of Spain, and shall also include:


(i) property accessory to immovable property;

(ii) rights to which the provisions of the general law respecting landed property apply;

(iii) usufruct of immovable property; and

(iv) a right to receive variable or fixed payments as consideration for the exploitation of or the right to explore for or exploit, or in respect of the proceeds from the exploitation of, mineral deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources.

(3)  
A lease of land, any other interest in or over land and any right referred to in any of the subparagraphs of paragraph (2) shall be regarded as situated where the land, mineral deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or natural resources, as the case may be, are situated, or where the exploration may take place.

(4)  
The provisions of paragraph (1) shall apply to income derived from the direct use, letting or use in any other form of real property.

(5)  
The provisions of paragraphs (1), (3) and (4) shall also apply to the income from real property of an enterprise and to income from real property used for the performance of independent personal services.

(6)  
Where the ownership of shares or other rights in a company or other entity entitles the owner of such shares or rights to the enjoyment in any manner, direct use, letting or use in any other form of real property held by the company or other entity, the income from such enjoyment, direct use, letting, or use in any other form of such rights may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the real property is situated.




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