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

Note: This Treaty may be impacted by the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS (MLI). MLI impact on Tax Treaties is available with the Orbitax International Tax Research & Compliance Expert.


At the signing of the Agreement concluded today between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of the Republic of South Africa for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, the undersigned have agreed that the following provisions shall form an integral part of the said Agreement:

(1) With reference to any provision of the Agreement in terms of which income derived by a resident of a Contracting State may be taxed in the other Contracting State, it is understood that such income may, subject to the provisions of Article 22, also be taxed in the first-mentioned Contracting State.

(2) With reference to paragraph 1 of Article 7, it is understood that where a permanent establishment which an enterprise of a Contracting State has in the other Contracting State, participates, itself or together with other parts of that enterprise or with an associated enterprise, in the negotiation, conclusion or fulfillment of a contract entered into by that enterprise or associated enterprise, there shall be attributed to the permanent establishment that portion of the profits of the contract arising in the other State as relates to the contribution by the permanent establishment to the negotiation, conclusion or fulfillment of the contract.

(3) With reference to paragraph 3 of Article 7, it is agreed that the limitations referred to therein shall in no event be less than those prevailing on the day of the signing of the Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, being duty authorised thereto, have signed this Protocol

DONE at New Delhi in duplicate, this Fourth day of December, 1996, in the English and Hindi languages, both texts being equally authentic. In case of any divergence in interpretation, the English text shall prevail.