AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Mexican Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

ARTICLE 23   Methods of Elimination of Double Taxation  

1  
In accordance with the provisions and subject to the limitations of the laws of Mexico, as may be amended from time to time without changing the general principle hereof, Mexico shall allow its residents as a credit against Mexican tax:


(a) Australian tax paid on income arising in Australia, in an amount not exceeding the tax payable in Mexico on such income; and


(b) in the case of a company owning at least 10 per cent of the capital of a company which is a resident of Australia and from which the firstmentioned company receives dividends, Australian tax paid by the distributing company with respect to the profits out of which the dividends are paid.

2  
Subject to the provisions of the law of Australia from time to time in force which relate to the allowance of a credit against Australian tax of tax paid in a country outside Australia (which shall not affect the general principle of this Article):


(a) Mexican tax paid under the law of Mexico and in accordance with this Agreement, whether directly or by deduction, in respect of income derived by a person who is a resident of Australia from sources in Mexico shall be allowed as a credit against Australian tax payable in respect of that income; and


(b) where a company which is a resident of Mexico and is not a resident of Australia for the purposes of Australian tax pays a dividend to a company which is a resident of Australia and which controls directly or indirectly not less than 10 per cent of the voting power of the firstmentioned company, the credit referred to in subparagraph (a) shall include the Mexican tax paid by that firstmentioned company in respect of that portion of its profits out of which the dividend is paid.




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