AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Chilean Convention  

CONVENTION BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND FRINGE BENEFITS AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION  

CHAPTER III - TAXATION OF INCOME  

ARTICLE 6   Income from Immovable (Real) Property  

1.  
Income derived by a resident of a Contracting State from immovable (real) property (including income from agriculture or forestry) may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the immovable (real) property is situated.

2.  
For the purposes of this Convention, the term " immovable (real) property " :


a) in the case of Australia, means real property according to the law of Australia, and shall also include:


(i) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not, including a right to explore for mineral, oil or gas deposits or other natural resources, and a right to mine those deposits or resources; and

(ii) a right to receive variable or fixed payments either as consideration for or in respect of the exploitation of, or the right to explore for or exploit, mineral, oil or gas deposits, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources; and


b) in the case of Chile, means such property which, according to the law of Chile, is immovable property and shall in any case include:


(i) property accessory to immovable property;

(ii) livestock and equipment used in agriculture and forestry;

(iii) rights to which the provisions of the general law respecting land apply, including a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not, including a right to explore for mineral, oil or gas deposits or other natural resources, and a right to mine those deposits or resources; and

(iv) usufruct of immovable property and rights to variable or fixed payments either as consideration for or in respect of the exploitation of or the right to exploit mineral deposits, mineral sources and other natural resources.

Ships and aircraft shall not be regarded as immovable (real) property.

3.  
Any interest or right referred to in paragraph 2 shall be regarded as situated where the land, mineral, oil or gas deposits or sources, quarries or natural resources, as the case may be, are situated or where the exploration may take place.

4.  
The provisions of paragraph 1 shall apply to income derived from the direct use, letting, or use in any other form of immovable (real) property.

5.  
The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 4 shall also apply to profits from immovable (real) property of an enterprise or immovable (real) property used for the performance of independent personal services. Where such profits are attributable to a permanent establishment or a fixed base in the Contracting State in which the immovable (real) property is situated, the profits shall be determined in accordance with principles of paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 7.




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