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ARTICLE 15

Independent Personal Services

(1) Income derived by an individual who is a resident of a Contracting State in respect of professional services or other activities of an independent character shall be taxable only in that State. Such income may also be taxed in the other Contracting State if:

  • (a) the individual has a fixed base regularly available to him or her in that other State for the purpose of performing his or her activities, but only so much thereof as is attributable to that fixed base, or
  • (b) the individual is present in that other State for a period or periods exceeding in the aggregate 183 days within any period of twelve months, but only so much thereof as is attributable to services performed in that State.

(2) The term "professional services" includes especially independent scientific, literary, artistic, educational or teaching activities as well as the independent activities of medical practitioners, lawyers, engineers, architects, dentists and accountants.