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 32   Entry into Force  

1  
This Agreement shall be subject to ratification and the instruments of ratification shall be exchanged as soon as possible.

2  
The Agreement shall enter into force on the day of the exchange of the instruments of ratification and shall thereupon have effect:


(a) in the case of Australia:


(i) in respect of withholding tax on income that is derived by a non-resident, in relation to income derived on or after 1 January next following the date on which this Agreement enters into force;

(ii) in respect of fringe benefits tax, in relation to fringe benefits provided on or after 1 April next following the date on which this Agreement enters into force;

(iii) in respect of other Australian tax, in relation to income, profits or gains of any year of income beginning on or after 1 July next following the date on which this Agreement enters into force;


(b) in the case of the Federal Republic of Germany:


(i) in respect of taxes withheld at source, in relation to amounts paid or credited on or after 1 January next following the date on which this Agreement enters into force;

(ii) in respect of taxes on income, for the taxes levied on income derived during the periods of time beginning on or after 1 January next following the date on which this Agreement enters into force;

(iii) in respect of the tax on capital, for the tax levied for periods beginning on or after 1 January next following the year in which this Agreement enters into force.

3  
The Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Federal Republic of Germany for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital and to certain other taxes, signed at Melbourne on 24 November 1972 and the Protocol to that Agreement, also signed at Melbourne on 24 November 1972, shall terminate upon the entry into force of this Agreement. However, the provisions of the first-mentioned Agreement and the Protocol shall continue to have effect for taxable years and periods which expired before the time at which the provisions of this Agreement shall be effective.




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