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 6   Income from Real (Immovable) 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 law of Australia and includes:


(i) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not, including a right to explore for mineral, oil or gas deposits or other natural resources, and a right to mine those deposits or resources; and

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


(b) in the case of South Africa, means such property which according to the law of South Africa is immovable property, and includes:


(i) property accessory to immovable property;

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

(iii) usufruct of immovable property; and

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

3  
Any interest or right referred to in paragraph 2 shall be regarded as situated where the land, immovable property, mineral, oil or gas deposits, 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 income from real property of an enterprise and to income from real property used for the performance of independent personal services.




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