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.
With respect to Article 9:
(a) it is understood that a Contracting State that is being asked to grant relief in respect of an adjustment made by the other Contracting State is not compelled to make an adjustment simply because the other State has increased the amount of profits subject to tax but is entitled to satisfy itself that the adjustment made by that other State really produces an outcome in conformity with internationally accepted principles for transfer pricing adjustments before granting any relief; and
(b) for the purposes of paragraph 2 of this Article, " competent authority " for Russia includes the Ministry of Taxes and Duties.