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Switzerland - Iran Tax Treaty (as amended through 2019 protocol, not yet in force) — Orbitax Tax Hub

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ARTICLE 3

General Definitions

(1) For the purposes of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:

  • (a)
    • (i) the term "Islamic Republic of Iran" means the territory under the sovereignty and/or jurisdiction of the Islamic Republic of Iran;
    • (ii) the term "Switzerland" means the Swiss Confederation;
  • (b) the term "person" means:
    • (i) an individual;
    • (ii) a company or any other body of persons;
  • (c) the term "company" means any body corporate or any entity which is treated as a body corporate for tax purposes;
  • (d) the terms "enterprise of a Contracting State" and "enterprise of the other Contracting State" mean respectively an enterprise carried on by a resident of a Contracting State and an enterprise carried on by a resident of the other Contracting State;
  • (e) the term "international traffic" means any transport by a ship or aircraft operated by an enterprise of a Contracting State, except when the ship or aircraft is operated solely between places situated in one of the Contracting States;
  • (f) the term "competent authority" means:
    • (i) in the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance or his authorized representative;
    • *(ii) in the case of Switzerland, the Head of the Federal Department of Finance or his authorised representative;
  • (g) the term "national" means:
    • (i) any individual possessing the nationality of a Contracting State;
    • (ii) any legal person or any other entity deriving its status as such from the laws in force in a Contracting State.

(2) As regards the application of the Agreement by a Contracting State, any term not defined therein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meaning which it has under the laws of that State concerning the taxes to which the Agreement applies.