AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

East Timor Sea Treaty  

TIMOR SEA TREATY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF EAST TIMOR AND THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA  

Annex G under Article 13(b) of this Treaty  

ARTICLE 8   Dividends  

1  
Dividends paid or credited by a company which is a resident of a Contracting State wholly or mainly out of profits, income or gains derived from sources in the JPDA, and which are beneficially owned by a resident of the other Contracting State, may be taxed in that other Contracting State. However, such dividends may also be taxed in the first-mentioned Contracting State and according to the law of that State, but the tax so charged shall not exceed fifteen (15) per cent of the gross amount of the dividends.

2  
Dividends paid or credited by a company which is a resident of a Contracting State wholly or mainly out of profits, income or gains derived from sources in the JPDA, and which are beneficially owned by a resident of that Contracting State, shall be taxable only in that State.

3  
Dividends paid or credited by a company which is a resident of a Contracting State wholly or mainly out of profits, income or gains derived from sources in the JPDA, and which are beneficially owned by a person who is not a resident of either Contracting State, may be taxed in both Contracting States but the taxable amount of any such dividends shall be an amount equivalent to the framework percentage of the amount that would be the taxable amount but for this paragraph.

4  
The term " dividends " as used in this Article means income from shares or other rights participating in profits and not relating to debt claims, as well as other income which is subjected to the same taxation treatment as income from shares by the law of the Contracting State of which the company making the distribution is a resident.

5  
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Taxation Code, where a company which is a resident of a Contracting State derives profits, income or gains from the JPDA, such profits, income or gains may be subject in the other Contracting State to a tax on profits after income tax in accordance with its law, but such tax shall not exceed fifteen (15) per cent of the gross amount of such profits, income or gains after deducting from those profits, income or gains the income tax imposed on them in that other State. Such tax shall be imposed upon the amount equivalent to the framework percentage of the amount that would be taxed but for this paragraph.

6  
For the purposes of this Article, " derived from " has the same meaning as expressed in Article 5 .




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