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 28   Procedural Rules for Taxation at Source  

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If in one of the Contracting States the taxes on dividends, interest, royalties, or other items of income derived by a resident of the other Contracting State are levied by withholding tax at source, then the right to initially collect the withholding tax at a higher rate provided for under the domestic law of the first-mentioned State is not affected by the provisions of this Agreement.

2  
The tax so withheld at source shall be refunded on the taxpayer ' s application to the extent that its levying is limited or eliminated by this Agreement. The period for application for a refund is four years from the end of the calendar year in which the dividends, interest, royalties, or other items of income have been received.

3  
The Contracting State in which the income arises may require the taxpayer to provide an administrative certification by the Contracting State of which the taxpayer is a resident, with respect to residence for tax purposes in that State.

4  
The competent authorities may by mutual agreement implement the provisions of this Article and if necessary establish other procedures for the implementation of tax reductions or exemptions provided for under this Agreement.




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