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ARTICLE 18

Pensions

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2) of Article 19, pensions and other similar remuneration paid to a resident of a Contracting State in consideration of past employment shall be taxable only in that State.

(2) The provisions of paragraph (1) shall not apply if the recipient of the income is not subject to tax in respect of such income in the State of which he is a resident and according to the laws of that State. In such a case, such income may be taxed in the State where they arise.

(3) If a resident of a Contracting State becomes a resident of the other Contracting State, payments received by such resident on the cessation of his employment in the first-mentioned State as severance payments (indemnities) or similar lump sum payments shall be taxable only in that first-mentioned Contracting State. In this paragraph, the expression "severance payments (indemnities)" includes any payment made in consequence of the termination of any office or employment of a person.