AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
The existing taxes to which this Agreement shall apply are:
(a) in Australia:
the income tax, and 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 Russia:
(i) tax on profits (income) of enterprises and organisations; and
(ii) tax on the income of individuals.
This Agreement shall apply also to any identical or substantially similar taxes which are imposed under the federal law of Australia or the federal law of Russia after the date of signature of this Agreement in addition to, or in place of, the existing taxes.