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ARTICLE 18

Pensions

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of Article 18, pensions and other similar remuneration and annuities paid to an individual who is a resident of a Contracting State in consideration of past employment shall be taxable only in that State.

(2) As used in this Article:

  • (i) the terms “pensions and other similar remuneration” mean periodic payments made after retirement in consideration of past employment or by way of compensations for injuries received in connection with past employment;
  • (ii) the term “annuity” means a stated sum payable to an individual periodically at stated times during life, or during a specified or ascertainable period of time, under an obligation to make the payments in return for adequate and full consideration in money or money's worth.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (1), pensions and other payments made under the social security legislation of a Contracting State shall be taxable only in that State.