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India - Morocco Tax Treaty (as amended by 2013 protocol) — Orbitax Tax Hub

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ARTICLE 12

Royalties and Fees for Technical Services

(1) Royalties and foes for technical services arising in a Contracting State and paid to a resident of the other Contracting State may be taxed in that other Contracting State.

(2) However, such royalties or fees for technical services may also be taxed in the Contracting State in which they arise and according to the laws of that State, but if the recipient is the beneficial owner of the royalties or the fees for technical services, the tax so charged shall not exceed 10 per cent of the gross amount of the royalties or fees for technical services.

(3) The term "royalties" as used in this Article means:

  • (a) payments of any kind received as a consideration for the use of or the right to use, any copyright of a literary, artistic or scientific work, including cinematograph films or recordings on any means of reproduction for use for radio or television broadcasting any patent, trade mark, design or model, plan, computer software programme, secret formula or process, or for information concerning industrial, commercial or scientific experience; and
  • (b) payments of any kind received as consideration for the use of or the right to use, any industrial, commercial or scientific equipment.

(4) The term "fees for technical services" means payments of any kind in consideration for the rendering of managerial, technical or consultancy services including the provision of services by technical or other personnel does not include payments for services mentioned in Articles 14 and 15 of this Convention.

(5) The provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not apply if the beneficial owner of the royalties and fees for technical services, being a resident of a Contracting State, carries on business in the other Contracting State in which the royalties or fees for technical services arise, through a permanent establishment situated therein, or performs in that other Contracting State independent personal services from a fixed base situated therein, and the right or property in respect of which the royalties or fees for technical services are paid is effectively connected with such permanent establishment or fixed base. In such case, the provisions of Article 7 or Article 14, as the case may be, shall apply.

(6) Royalties or fees for technical services shall be deemed to arise in a Contracting State when the payer is that State itself a political sub-division, a focal authority or a resident of that Contracting State. Where, however, the person paying the royalties or fees for technical services, whether he is a resident of a Contracting State or not, has in a Contracting State a permanent establishment or a fixed base in connection with which the liability to pay the royalties or fees for technical services was incurred, and such royalties or fees for technical services are borne by such permanent establishment or fixed base, then such royalties or fees for technical services shall be deemed to arise in the Contracting State in which the permanent establishment or fixed base is situated.

(7) Where, by reason of a special relationship between the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, the amount of the royalties or fees for technical services, having regard to the use, right or information for which they are paid, exceeds the amount which would have been agreed upon by the payer and the beneficial owner or between both of them and some other person, in the absence of such relationship, the provisions of this Article shall apply only to the last-mentioned amount. In such case, the excess part of the payments shall remain taxable according to the laws of each Contracting State, due regard being had to the other provisions of this Convention.