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 3   General Definitions  

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For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:


(a) the term " Mexico " means the United Mexican States; when used in a geographical sense, it includes the territory of the United Mexican States: being the integrated parts of the Federation; the islands, including the reefs and cays in the adjacent waters; the islands of Guadalupe and Revillagigedo; the continental shelf and the seabed and submarine shelves of the islands, cays and reefs, where Mexico may exercise sovereign rights in accordance with international law; the waters of the territorial seas to the extent and limits established by international law and the inland waters; and the airspace of the national territory to the extent and upon the conditions established by international law; and the exclusive economic zone outside the territorial sea within which Mexico may exercise sovereign rights in accordance with its domestic law and international law;


(b) the term " Australia " , when used in a geographical sense, excludes all external territories other than:


(i) the Territory of Norfolk Island;

(ii) the Territory of Christmas Island;

(iii) the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands;

(iv) the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands;

(v) the Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands; and

(vi) the Coral Sea Islands Territory,
and includes any area adjacent to the territorial limits of Australia (including the Territories specified in this subparagraph) in respect of which there is for the time being in force, consistently with international law, a law of Australia dealing with the exploration for or exploitation of any of the natural resources of the seabed and subsoil of the continental shelf;


(c) the term " Mexican tax " means the tax imposed by Mexico, being the tax to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(d) the term " Australian tax " means the taxes imposed by Australia, being the taxes to which this Agreement applies by virtue of Article 2;


(e) the term " company " means any body corporate or any entity which is treated as a company or body corporate for tax purposes;


(f) the term " competent authority " means:


(i) in the case of Mexico, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit;

(ii) in the case of Australia, the Commissioner of Taxation or an authorised representative of the Commissioner;


(g) the terms " a Contracting State " and " the other Contracting State " mean Mexico or Australia, as the context requires;


(h) the terms " enterprise of a Contracting State " and " enterprise of the other Contracting State " mean, respectively, an enterprise carried on by a resident of a Contracting State and an enterprise carried on by a resident of the other Contracting State;


(i) the term " international traffic " means any transport by a ship or aircraft operated by an enterprise of a Contracting State, except when the ship or aircraft is operated solely from a place or between places in the other Contracting State;


(j) the term " person " includes an individual, a company and any other body of persons;


(k) the term " tax " means Mexican tax or Australian tax, as the context requires, but does not include any penalty or interest imposed under the law of either Contracting State relating to its tax.

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As regards the application of this Agreement at any time by a Contracting State, any term not defined herein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning which it has at that time under the law of that State concerning the taxes to which this Agreement applies, any meaning under the applicable tax laws of that State prevailing over a meaning given to the term under other laws of that State.




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