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 taxes to which this Convention shall apply are:
a) in the case of Australia:
(i) the income tax, including the resource rent tax in respect of offshore projects relating to exploration for or exploitation of petroleum resources; and
imposed under the federal law of Australia
(ii) the fringe benefits tax
(hereinafter referred to as " Australian tax " );
b) in the case of New Zealand:
the income tax, including the fringe benefit tax
(hereinafter referred to as " New Zealand tax " ). 2.
The Convention shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes that are imposed under the federal laws of Australia or the laws of New Zealand after the date of signature of the Convention in addition to, or in place of, the taxes listed in paragraph 1. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in the laws of their respective States relating to the taxes to which the Convention applies within a reasonable period of time after those changes.