AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Romanian Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND ROMANIA FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

ARTICLE 6   Income from Real Property  

1  
Income from real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which that property is situated.

2  
For the purposes of this Article, the term " real property " :


(a) in the case of Romania, means such property which, according to the laws of Romania, is immovable property and shall in any case include:


(i) property accessory to immovable property;

(ii) livestock and equipment used in agriculture and forestry;

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

(iv) lease and usufruct of immovable property and rights to variable or fixed payments either as consideration for or in respect of the exploitation of, or the right to explore for or exploit, mineral deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources; and


(b) in the case of Australia, has the meaning which it has under the laws of Australia, and shall also include:


(i) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not; 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 deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources.

Ships and aircraft shall not be regarded as real property.

3  
Any interest or right referred to in paragraph 2 shall be regarded as situated where the land, mineral deposits, oil or gas wells, quarries or natural resources, as the case may be, are situated or where the exploration or exploitation 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  
Where the ownership of shares or other corporate rights in a company entitles the owner of such shares or corporate rights to use real property held by the company and situated in a Contracting State, the income from such rights may be taxed in that State.

6  
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.

7  
The provisions of paragraph 5 shall also apply to income of an enterprise from a right to use referred to in that paragraph and shall also apply to income from such a right that is used for the performance of independent personal services.




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