AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Cook Islands Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS ON THE ALLOCATION OF TAXING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CERTAIN INCOME OF INDIVIDUALS AND TO ESTABLISH A MUTUAL AGREEMENT PROCEDURE IN RESPECT OF TRANSFER PRICING ADJUSTMENTS  

ARTICLE 4   Resident  

1  
For the purposes of this Agreement, the term " resident of a Contracting Party " means:


(a) in the case of Australia, a person who is a resident of Australia for the purposes of Australian tax; and


(b) in the case of the Cook Islands, a person who is a resident of the Cook Islands for the purposes of Cook Islands tax.

2  
A person is not a resident of a Contracting Party for the purposes of this Agreement if the person is liable to tax in that Contracting Party in respect only of income from sources in that Contracting Party.

3  
Where by reason of the preceding provisions of this Article a person, being an individual, is a resident of both Parties, then the person ' s status shall be determined as follows:


(a) the individual shall be deemed to be a resident only of the Contracting Party in which a permanent home is available to that individual; if a permanent home is available in both Parties, or in neither of them, that individual shall be deemed to be a resident only of the Contracting Party with which the individual ' s personal and economic relations are closer (centre of vital interests);


(b) if the Contracting Party in which the individual has their centre of vital interests cannot be determined, the individual shall be deemed to be a resident only of the Contracting Party in which the individual has an habitual abode;


(c) if the individual has an habitual abode in both Contracting Parties, or in neither of them, the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties shall settle the question by mutual agreement.

4  
Where by reason of paragraph 1 a person other than an individual is a resident of both Parties, then it shall be deemed to be a resident only of the Contracting Party in which its place of effective management is situated.




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