AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

South African Protocol (No 2)  

PROTOCOL AMENDING THE 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 1  
Article 2 of the Agreement is omitted and the following Article is substituted:

" ARTICLE 2 Taxes Covered  


1.
The existing taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are:


(a) in the case of Australia:
the income tax, including the resource rent tax in respect of offshore projects relating to exploration for or exploitation of petroleum resources, imposed under the federal law of Australia;


(b) in the case of South Africa:


(i) the normal tax;

(ii) the secondary tax on companies; and

(iii) the withholding tax on royalties.


2.
The Agreement shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes, including taxes on dividends, that are imposed under the federal law of Australia or by the Government of the Republic of South Africa under its domestic law after the date of signature of the Agreement in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes. The competent authorities of the Contracting States shall notify each other of any significant changes that have been made in the law of their respective States relating to the taxes to which the Agreement applies within a reasonable period of time after those changes.


3.
For the purposes of Article 23A, the taxes to which the Agreement shall apply are taxes of every kind and description imposed on behalf of the Contracting States, or their political subdivisions or local authorities.


4.
For the purposes of Articles 25 and 25A, the taxes to which the Agreement shall apply are:


(a) in the case of Australia, taxes of every kind and description imposed under the federal tax laws administered by the Commissioner of Taxation; and


(b) in the case of South Africa, taxes of every kind and description imposed under the tax laws administered by the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Service. "




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