AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

New Zealand Convention  

CONVENTION BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND FRINGE BENEFITS AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION  

CHAPTER VI - FINAL PROVISIONS  

ARTICLE 30   Entry into Force  

1.  
The Contracting States shall notify each other in writing through the diplomatic channel of the completion of their domestic requirements for the entry into force of this Convention. The Convention shall enter into force on the date of the last notification, and thereupon the Convention shall have effect:


a) in the case of Australia:


(i) in respect of withholding tax on income that is derived by a non-resident, in relation to income derived on or after the first day of the second month next following the date on which the Convention enters into force;

(ii) in respect of fringe benefits tax, in relation to fringe benefits provided on or after 1 April next following the date on which the Convention enters into force;

(iii) in respect of other Australian tax, in relation to income, profits or gains of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July next following the date on which the Convention enters into force;


b) in the case of New Zealand:


(i) in respect of withholding tax on income, profits or gains derived by a non-resident, for amounts paid or credited on or after the first day of the second month next following the date on which the Convention enters into force;

(ii) in respect of other New Zealand tax, for any income year beginning on or after 1 April next following the date on which the Convention enters into force.

2.  
Notwithstanding paragraph 1, paragraphs 6 and 7 of Article 25 shall have effect from the date agreed in an exchange of notes through the diplomatic channel.

3.  
The Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income signed at Melbourne on 27 January 1995, as modified by the Protocol signed at Melbourne on 15 November 2005 (hereinafter referred to as " the 1995 Agreement " ), shall cease to have effect with respect to taxes to which this Convention applies in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1. The 1995 Agreement shall terminate on the last date on which it has effect in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this paragraph.




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