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 following Article is inserted after Article 4 of the Agreement:
" ARTICLE 4A
Income from real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the real property is situated.
In this Article, the term real property, in relation to one of the Contracting States, has the meaning which it has under the laws of that State and also includes -
(a) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land whether improved or not, including a right to explore for or exploit mineral, oil or gas deposits or other natural resources; and
(b) a right to receive variable or fixed payments either as consideration for the exploitation of or the right to explore for or exploit, or in respect of the exploitation of, mineral, oil or gas deposits, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources.
Any interest or right referred to in paragraph (2) shall be regarded as situated where the land, mineral, oil or gas deposits, quarries or natural resources, as the case may be, are situated or where the exploration may take place.
The provisions of paragraphs (1) and (3) shall also apply to income from real property of an enterprise and to income from real property used for the performance of professional services. "