AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

South African Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

ARTICLE 23   Methods of Elimination of Double Taxation  

1  
Subject to the provisions of the law of Australia from time to time in force which relate to the allowance of a credit against Australian tax of tax paid in a country outside Australia (which shall not affect the general principle of this Article), South African tax paid under the law of South Africa and in accordance with this Agreement, whether directly or by deduction, in respect of income derived by a person who is a resident of Australia from sources in South Africa shall be allowed as a credit against Australian tax payable in respect of that income.

2  
Where a company which is a resident of South Africa and is not a resident of Australia for the purposes of Australian tax pays a dividend to a company which is a resident of Australia and which controls directly or indirectly not less than 10 per cent of the voting power of the firstmentioned company, the credit referred to in paragraph 1 shall include the South African tax paid by that firstmentioned company in respect of that portion of its profits out of which the dividend is paid.

3  
In the case of South Africa, Australian tax paid by a resident of South Africa in respect of income taxable in Australia in accordance with the Agreement, shall be deducted from the taxes due according to South African fiscal law. The deduction shall not, however, exceed an amount which bears to the total South African tax payable the same ratio as the income concerned bears to the total income.




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