AUSTRALIAN TAX TREATIES
As amended by the Vietnamese Notes (No 1) and the Vietnamese Exchange of Letters
Income from real property may be taxed in the Contracting State in which the real property is situated. (2)
In this Article, the term " real property " :
(a) in the case of Australia, has the meaning which it has under the laws of Australia and includes:
(i) a lease of land and any other interest in or over land, whether improved or not, including a right to explore for mineral, oil or gas deposits or other natural resources, and a right to mine those deposits or resources; and
(ii) a right to receive variable or fixed payments either as consideration for or in respect of the exploitation of, or the right to explore for or exploit, mineral, oil or gas deposits, quarries or other places of extraction or exploitation of natural resources;
(b) in the case of Vietnam, means property which according to the laws of Vietnam is immovable property, and includes:
(i) property accessory to immovable property;
(ii) rights to which the provisions of general law in respect of landed property apply; and
(iii) usufruct of immovable property and rights to variable or fixed payments as consideration for the working of, or the right to work mineral deposits, sources, and other natural resources;
(c) does not include ships and aircraft. (3)
Any interest or right referred to in paragraph 2 shall be regarded as situated where the land, mineral, oil or gas deposits, quarries or natural resources, as the case may be, are situated or where the exploration may take place. (4)
The provisions of paragraph 1 apply to income derived from the direct use, letting or use in any other form, of real property. (5)
The provisions of paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 also apply to income from real property of an enterprise and to income from real property used for the performance of independent personal services.
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