AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
Income from the alienation of real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which that property is situated. (2)
For the purposes of this Article -
(a) the term " real property " shall include -
(i) a lease of land or any other direct interest in or over land;
(ii) rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources; and
(iii) shares or comparable interest in a company, the assets of which consist wholly or principally of direct interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States.
(b) real property shall be deemed to be situated -
(i) where it consists of direct interests in or over land - in the Contracting State in which the land is situated;
(ii) where it consists of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources - in the Contracting State in which the natural resources are situated or the exploration may take place; and
(iii) where it consists of shares or comparable interests in a company, the assets of which consist wholly or principally of direct interests in or over land in one of the Contracting States or of rights to exploit, or to explore for, natural resources in one of the Contracting States - in the Contracting State in which the assets or the principal assets of the company are situated.
Gains from the alienation of shares or corporate rights in a company which is a resident of Italy for the purposes of Italian tax, derived by an individual who is a resident of Australia, may be taxed in Italy.
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