AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Singaporean Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME  

ARTICLE 12  

1.  
Remuneration or other income derived by an individual who is a resident of one of the Contracting States in respect of personal (including professional) services performed or exercised in the other Contracting State shall be exempt from tax in the other Contracting State if -


(a) the recipient is present in the other Contracting State for a period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 183 days in the year of income or in the basis period for the year of assessment as the case may be of that other Contracting State;


(b) the services are performed or exercised for or on behalf of a person who is a resident of the first-mentioned Contracting State; and


(c) the remuneration or other income is not deductible in determining the profits for tax purposes in the other Contracting State of a permanent establishment in that other Contracting State of that person.

2.  
Paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply to remuneration or other income derived by public entertainers (such as stage, motion picture, radio or television artistes, musicians and athletes) from their personal activities as such.

3.  
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement, where an enterprise of one of the Contracting States derives profits arising from, or in relation to, contracts or obligations to provide in the other Contracting State services of public entertainers referred to in paragraph (2) of this Article, the profits may be taxed in the other Contracting State and shall be deemed to have a source in that other Contracting State, except where the enterprise is, in connection with the provision of those services, substantially supported from the public funds of a Government of the first-mentioned Contracting State, in which case the profits shall be exempt from tax in the other Contracting State.

4.  
For the purposes of paragraph 3 of this Article, " a Government of the first-mentioned Contracting State " means, in the case of Singapore, the Government of Singapore and, in the case of Australia, the Government of the Commonwealth or of any State of the Commonwealth.




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