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Australian Tax Treaties – What countries does Australia have tax treaties with?

Australian tax treaties - what countries does Australia have tax treaties with.

What countries does Australia have tax treaties with?  There are more than 40 Australian tax treaties which aim to ensure Australian expats do not pay tax twice on their income.

Australia has entered into more than 40 tax treaties with countries around the world in order to allocate taxing rights over various classes of income.  The Australian tax treaties provide tie-breaker criteria for expats who might otherwise be considered tax residents of both countries (such that an expat is only considered a tax resident of one of the countries), and to generally minimise the risk of income being taxed twice.

Every tax treaty is negotiated separately, and so each tax treaty will be different.  At the end of this page, find a link to where you can download the relevant Australian tax treaty.

Australian Tax Treaties – Asia & Oceania

Fiji India Indonesia
Kiribati South Korea Malaysia
New Zealand Papua New Guinea Phillipines
Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan
Thailand Vietnam Japan

what countries Australian tax treaties

Australian Tax Treaties – Europe


Austria Belgium Czech Republic
Denmark Finland France
Germany Greece Hungary
Ireland Italy Malta
Netherlands Norway Poland
Romania Russia Slovakia
Spain Sweden Switzerland
Turkey United Kingdom


Australian Tax Treaties – Americas

United States of America

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Australian Tax Treaties – Africa

South Africa

Australian Tax Treaties – Middle East


An update-to-date list of all of the Australian tax treaties is maintained by Department of Treasury.  You can find out more information or download the relevant Australian tax treaty at http://www.treasury.gov.au/Policy-Topics/Taxation/Tax-Treaties/HTML

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