The International Tax Agreements Act (No. 1) 2010 (Cth) has transposed Australia`s new Double Tax Agreement with New Zealand (DTA) into Australian law. This article highlights some of the key features of the DTA. For New Zealand, the non-discrimination section applies to all New Zealand taxes, with the exception of taxes collected by local governments. In addition, the tax-collecting information provisions apply to all New Zealand taxes. Here you can find information on international tax treaties for Australian residents and non-residents. We have included general information on tax treaties, other international tax agreements and bilateral supernuation agreements. The DBA also applies to taxpayers from third countries, as the non-discrimination section applies to nationals of Australia or New Zealand. In addition, the mutual agreement procedure, information exchange articles and tax debt collection assistance articles apply when third countries are residents of tax territory that are nationals of Australia or New Zealand. Australia has a number of bilateral aging agreements with other countries.
Here we present details of the agreements currently concluded by Australia, including: a construction site, a construction or installation project is an establishment only if it lasts more than 6 months. It is not clear how this relates to the general definition of „permanent establishment.“ However, in the explanatory statement attached to the bill, it was found that the respective delegations that had negotiated the DBA had agreed that a permanent institution: Australia opted for many amendments, with most of the articles of each DBA taken into account (provided the other country accepted the same). However, the provisions in the Australian DBAs, which do not offend the new rules, remain. This means that Australian DBAs are more focused on OECD efforts on BEPS, but remain very different. Section 14, paragraph 4 of the DBA, which deals with secondments, is of interest to employers in both Australia and New Zealand. Article 14, paragraph 4, provides: That, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 14 above, the remuneration of a person residing in a State Party is taxable only in the first contracting state (i..dem country of residence) only if the person from the other State Party (that .dem is a party to the State party) for a period or period not exceeding a 90-day aggregate in the other State party for 12 months (compared to 183 days in accordance with Article 14 paragraph 2). It is not clear whether the term „regular action“ used in the DBA intends to have this meaning is unclear. It is entirely possible that a company with low-traded shares may not benefit from zero-rate withholding tax on dividends. Royalties include payments relating to the provision of information on technical, commercial, commercial or scientific experience, but not payments for services provided, unless provided for in Article 12, paragraph 3, point c).
The DBA takes the OECD`s model approach by referring to „information on technical, industrial, commercial or scientific experiences“ and not to the reference to „knowledge or experience“ more common in Australian tax treaties. However, the explanatory statement of the act indicates that both expressions refer to what is commonly referred to as know-how.