AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

Samoan Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF SAMOA FOR 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 5   Pensions and Retirement Annuities  

1  
Pensions (including government pensions) and retirement annuities paid to an individual who is a resident of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State. However, pensions and retirement annuities arising in a Contracting State may be taxed in that State where such income is not subject to tax in the other Contracting State.

2  
The term " retirement annuity " means:


(a) in the case of Australia, a superannuation annuity payment within the meaning of the taxation laws of Australia;


(b) in the case of Samoa, a superannuation annuity payment; and


(c) any other similar periodic payment agreed upon by the competent authorities.




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