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Abstract

The taxation of international athletes competing in Australia depends largely on the source and character of income earned. The existence of tax treaties or Double Tax Agreements between Australia and an athlete’s home country can also have an impact on an athlete’s assessable income. Following Braedon Clark and Leslie Miller’s Taxation and Sport in Australia, this article extends the scope to examine taxation of typical forms of income earned by international athletes competing in Australia, both in a non double tax agreement environment and in jurisdictions with double taxation agreements. Following the Sydney Olympics and Goodwill Games, the FIFA World Cup in Korea and the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and with the Rugby World Cup in 2003, this discussion remains topical.

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