AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES

German Agreement  

AGREEMENT BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE TAXATION WITH RESPECT TO TAXES ON INCOME AND ON CAPITAL AND THE PREVENTION OF FISCAL EVASION AND AVOIDANCE  

ARTICLE 14   Income from Employment  

1  
Subject to the provisions of Articles 15 , 17 and 18 , salaries, wages and other similar remuneration derived by an individual who is a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment shall be taxable only in that State unless the employment is exercised in the other Contracting State. If the employment is so exercised, such remuneration as is derived from that exercise may be taxed in that other State.

2  
Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1 , remuneration derived by an individual who is a resident of a Contracting State in respect of an employment exercised in the other Contracting State shall be taxable only in the first mentioned State if:


(a) the recipient is present in the other State for a period or periods not exceeding in the aggregate 183 days in any twelve month period commencing or ending in the fiscal year concerned; and


(b) the remuneration is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of that other State; and


(c) the remuneration is not borne by a permanent establishment which the employer has in that other State.

3  
Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this Article, remuneration derived in respect of an employment exercised aboard a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic may be taxed in the Contracting State of which the enterprise operating the ship or aircraft is a resident.

4  
Where, except for the application of this paragraph, a fringe benefit is taxable in both Contracting States, the fringe benefit will be taxable only in the Contracting State that has the sole or primary taxing right in accordance with the Agreement in respect of salary, wages or other similar remuneration from the employment to which the fringe benefit relates. A Contracting State has a " primary taxing right " to the extent that a taxing right in respect of salary, wages or other similar remuneration from the relevant employment is allocated to that State in accordance with this Agreement and the other Contracting State is required to provide relief for the tax imposed in respect of such remuneration by the first-mentioned State.




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