AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
The Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (the MLI) has modified the application of this tax treaty. A synthesised text of the MLI and this tax treaty is available to facilitate the understanding of how the MLI modifies this tax treaty.
For the purposes of this Convention, a person is, subject to paragraph (2), a resident of a Contracting State -
(a) in the case of Australia, if the person is a resident of Australia for the purposes of Australian tax; and
(b) in the case of Korea, if the person is a resident of Korea for the purposes of Korean tax. (2)
A person is not a resident of a Contracting State for the purposes of this Convention if he is liable to tax in that State in respect only of income from sources in that State. (3)
Where by reason of the preceding provisions of this Article an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, then his status shall be determined in accordance with the following rules -
(a) he shall be deemed to be a resident solely of the Contracting State in which he has a permanent home available to him;
(b) if he has a permanent home available to him in both Contracting States, or if he does not have a permanent home available to him in either of them, he shall be deemed to be a resident solely of the Contracting State with which his personal and economic relations are the closer.
For purposes of this paragraph in determining the Contracting State with which an individual ' s personal and economic relations are the closer, regard shall be given to his citizenship or nationality (if he is a citizen or national of a Contracting State).(4)
Where by reason of the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) a person other than an individual is a resident of both Contracting States, then it shall be deemed to be a resident solely of the Contracting State in which its place of effective management is situated.
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