Client Update | A New Tax Treaty between Israel and Australia
4 April 2019
On March 28, 2019, Israel and Australia signed their first ever tax treaty (the “Treaty”).
The purpose of the Treaty is to eliminate double taxation with respect to taxes on income, without creating opportunities for non-taxation or reduced taxation through tax evasion or avoidance.
Amongst other benefits, the Treaty gives greater certainty to Israeli and Australian individuals and companies alike, who may be working in the other country or have business operations there, as to how to resolve conflicts and inconsistencies between Israeli and Australian rules on important matters including tax residency and taxable presence (permanent establishment).
The main issues covered by the Treaty are set out in our full update.
The Treaty will enter into force following its ratification by both countries.
If you would like to further explore the opportunities for Israeli-Australian cooperation created by the new Treaty, we would be happy to discuss it with you in further detail.