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02 December 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Bulletin for International Taxation is 75 years old

We have been celebrating this historic occasion throughout the year. Watch interviews with some of our esteemed authors and get access to complimentary articles from our special anniversary edition.

30 November 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Improved Design of Action Buttons on the IBFD Tax Research Platform

The various action buttons on our Platform are now more prominent and easier to use at the result list and document levels.

30 November 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Free Tax News Service Highlight - November 2021

Our Tax News Service (TNS) keeps you up to date with the latest international taxation news, both in real time and via a daily email.

30 November 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight On: Malaysia to Tax Foreign Income

Insight from our Asia-Pacific team

19 November 2021
New Products
IBFD launches new Transfer Pricing Certificate

We are pleased to announce the launch of one of our most awaited Transfer Pricing (TP) certificate programmes.

11 November 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Global Tax Executive Programme will help improve the international tax management of multinational enterprises

IBFD signs memorandum of understanding with EFMAC and PwC for the joint certification programme of the Global Tax Executive Programme

09 November 2021
IBFD & Industry News
The stories of our IBFD/UvA Advanced LLM alumni

As a graduate of the Advanced LLM in International Tax Law, there are unlimited possibilities for career development. Dorothy Kangoro and Mehul Saboo describe their experience starting off as students of our IBFD/UvA Advanced LLM and then going on to land jobs afterwards. Click here for more information on our Advanced LLM and applications procedure.

28 October 2021
New Products
Discover our 2021/22 product enhancements

We’ve made exciting improvements to our Tax Research Platform over the past 12 months, with enriched content and improved functionality.

28 October 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Frans Vanistendael (1942 - 2021)

It is with great sadness we inform you that Professor Frans Vanistendael, IBFD’s Academic Chairman from 2007 to 2013, has passed away on 27 October.

20 October 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on Indonesia’s Tax Reform

Insight from our Asia-Pacific team

11 October 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Free Tax News Service Highlight - October 2021

Our Tax News Service (TNS) keeps you up to date with the latest international taxation news, both in real time and via a daily email.

21 September 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Free Tax News Service Highlight - September 2021

Our Tax News Service (TNS) keeps you up to date with the latest international taxation news, both in real time and via a daily email.

 

21 September 2021
IBFD & Industry News
IBFD – IFA LATAM Webinars, News on International Taxation and Its Impact in Latin America

This is the second edition of the joint initiative between IBFD and IFA LATAM aiming at discussing trending topics in international taxation, particularly those with an impact on Latin America. This is done in the framework of the en cooperation between IBFD and IFA LATAM, and the entire seminar will be conducted in the Spanish language. 

21 September 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight On Macau-Guangdong Cooperation

Insight from our Asia Pacific team

21 September 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Topic Search at document level

This handy document-level functionality allows users to find precise references to sections that cover certain topics.

For example, when you open the Country Analysis chapter on Corporate Taxation of Japan and want to find information on the withholding tax treatment for dividends, you can click the tab “Topics” and type in the search box “dividends

20 September 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Advanced Master's in International Tax Law (LLM): Graduation Ceremony, Distinguished Lecture and Award Ceremony 2021

On 26 August, we had a double celebration at our Advanced Master. On the one hand, we commemorated the graduation of last year’s students, while on the other hand, we welcomed those who newly joined. This will already be the seventh edition of our Advanced LLM in International Tax Law, jointly offered by the IBFD and the University of Amsterdam. 

10 September 2021
Press releases
We’re proud to introduce IBFD’s new website

IBFD is delighted to welcome you to our new website. We wanted to provide you with faster and easier access to a wealth of tax information and help you explore our diverse range of products and services. To achieve this, we’ve designed a website that is modern and intuitive, giving you a better user experience with easy-to-use menus and a clear structure.

08 September 2021
New Products
US State Corporate Tax Chapters Relaunched

We’re excited to announce the significant expansion of US State Corporate Tax chapters! These include important updates – most notably the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the Wayfair economic nexus standards at US state level.

 

 

18 August 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on South Korea

Insight from our Asia-Pacific Team

 

02 August 2021
Press releases
IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law

This annual award promotes and celebrates scientific research of the highest standards. An international jury judges the submitted publications and selects the work that makes the most outstanding contribution to the development of international tax law.

20 July 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Indian Income Tax Appellate Tribunal holds for “beneficial ownership” under Black Money Act; mere signature on foreign bank’s account opening form is inadequate

The Indian State Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) rejected Revenue’s appeal and deleted the addition made under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 (BMA), holding that the mere mention of name in the account opening form of an overseas bank account does not establish beneficial ownership. 

20 July 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on: Place of Effective management NL-SG-St. Maarten (Case Law)

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

20 July 2021
New Products
Enhanced Outline Filter functionality in our Table Comparison

A new and convenient selection filter has been added to our Table Comparisons on the Tax Research Platform. You can now focus on a particular section in a couple of clicks! 


For example, when you would like to focus on and compare the Transfer Pricing documentation requirements for various countries in the recently revamped Transfer Pricing Tables, simply untick the Select all box in the Outline Filter, and subsequently tick the box of section D, which is about documentation requirements.

13 July 2021
New Products
Tax Dossier on New VAT E-Commerce Rules for EU Member States Now Released

Our latest Tax Dossier, on the new VAT e-commerce rules for EU Member States, is now available on the home page of the IBFD Tax Research Platform!

06 July 2021
New Products
Digital Taxation Monitor now on our Tax Research Platform (TRP)

We have recently created the Digital Taxation Monitor covering the taxation of digitalized economy. It will initially comprise of 60 country tables regarding current unilateral measures and VAT measures per country. It also covers the supranational discussions and measures adopted by the OECD, EU and UN. It follows-up on the current worldwide debate and possible agreement on the tax treatment of digitalized businesses and it will monitor the implementation per country of an eventual global solution.

24 June 2021
New Products
Supporting you in tracking the latest BEPS developments

We have updated and further expanded our BEPS Country Monitor tracking the latest BEPS developments adopted by countries. With an additional 18 countries, reaching a total of 88 countries covered (across all continents) plus two organizations (OECD and the European Union), you get one overview of all you need to know

17 June 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on South Asian National Budgets

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

 

16 June 2021
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Quickly find documents with our new free text search

Our new search functionality helps users find documents quickly and easily on the IBFD platform.


 

16 June 2021
New Products
Quickly find documents with our new free text search

Our new search functionality helps users find documents quickly and easily on the IBFD platform.


 

09 June 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Indian Appellate Tribunal holds Morgan Stanley’s income from Indian Depository Receipts exempt under art. 22 of India-Mauritius DTAA

The Indian Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (Appellate Tribunal) allowed the assessee’s (Morgan Stanley Mauritius Co Ltd) appeal and held income from Indian Depository Receipts (IDRs) as taxable in the hands of Mauritian investors under Indian domestic tax law, but extended the exemption under article 22 of the India-Mauritius DTAA.

07 June 2021
Press releases
Stockholm University wins 2021 GTTC Universities Project Competition

The 2021 GTTC Universities Project Competition is now complete! We are proud to announce, after careful evaluation (and a fierce contest), that the winner of the fifth edition of the GTTC Universities Project Competition is Stockholm University

03 June 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Indian Income Tax Tribunal rules TP provision inapplicable for divestment of shares, deletes TP adjustment

The Indian Income Tax Appellate Tribunal deleted a TP adjustment pertaining to the divestment of shares held by the assessee (Value Labs LLP) for Assessment Year 2015-16 (equivalent to Financial Year 2014-15). 

03 June 2021
IBFD teaching at the University of Cape Town

In continuation of our long-standing cooperation with the University of Cape Town (UCT), we completed the teaching period in March 2021, which culminated in the capstone IBFD-UCT Annual Seminar. Unlike previous years, the 2021 sessions took place entirely online, and the public seminar was converted into a webinar.

01 June 2021
Press releases
Graduation Ceremony Advanced LLM and Distinguished Lecture in International Tax Law

At the end of each academic year, we organize jointly with the UvA a graduation ceremony for our LLM students and the Distinguished Lecture in International Tax Law, delivered each time by IBFD’s Professor in Residence.

25 May 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Global Transfer Pricing Explorer more practice-oriented than ever with Transfer Pricing Tables that now include deviation highlights

Check out the new Transfer Pricing Tables in the Global Transfer Pricing Explorer. Significantly expanded, they will support you in making transfer pricing decisions, especially when time is of the essence.

 

19 May 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Indian Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal Permits Reduction of US Company's Royalty Income Based on APA Signed by Indian AE

The Indian Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) accepts the assessee [Gemological Institute of America Inc]'s contention that the royalty amount refunded to its Indian AE [GIA India Laboratory Pvt Ltd or GIA-India] on the basis of an advance pricing agreement (APA) signed by GIA India, cannot be treated as income in the hands of GIA US.

18 May 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on Australia’s Budget for 2021/22

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

17 May 2021
New Products
Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC)

We are proud to announce the launch of the second part of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC) collection, focused on Country Policy and Practice.

16 May 2021
New Products
Calculate Your Corporate Tax, with our New Export Tax Calculation Tool

On our Tax Research Platform, you can now download a tax calculation example to Excel and compute the approximate corporate tax based on your income situation.

10 May 2021
Press releases
7th IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award goes to Prof. Adolfo Martín Jiménez

The IBFD Frans Vanistendael Award for International Tax Law was established to promote worldwide excellence in research on international tax law.  

04 May 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Taxsutra – Indian High Court holds MFN clause in India-Netherlands Protocol applicable from date of OECD membership; Approves lower dividend WHTMay-04-202

An Indian state high court set aside withholding tax certificates of 10% and directed Revenue (the Indian income tax department) to issue fresh certificates at a lower rate of 5% on dividend payments from Indian subsidiaries to a Dutch parent. 

01 May 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Doctoral Meeting of Researchers in International Taxation (DocMIT)

The purpose of the DocMIT and PITF is to provide researchers with an opportunity to discuss their current research projects with leading academics and a select circle of colleagues.

25 April 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Search Box for Effective Topic Selection

The Topic Search selection filter is based on a hierarchical list of tax terms. It helps you find relevant documents that we have tagged with the appropriate tax term(s). To accommodate you in finding which tax terms you can execute a search with, we have released a search box in this selection filter.

 

 
 

22 April 2021
IBFD & Industry News
IBFD Africa Tax Symposium Hosts a Webinar Edition

Due to COVID restrictions, the 2021 edition of the Africa Tax Symposium will be hosted online. It will take the form of a webinar and the event will be held on 10-11 June 2021. This initiative from the autonomous think tank IBFD Centre for Studies in African Taxation (CSAT) will cover the most pressing topics on international tax developments and issues relating to Africa.

20 April 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Taxsutra – Indian IRS Board introduces changes in Master File and country-by- country reporting rules effective 1 April 2021

The Indian IRS Board (Central Board of Direct Taxes or CBDT) has introduced the Indian Income-tax (9th Amendment) Rules, 2021 effective from 1 April 2021. 

19 April 2021
Press releases
The 2020 IBFD Yearbook on Taxpayers’ Rights Now Released

We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 edition of the Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR) Yearbook on Taxpayers’ Rights. Prof. Dr Pasquale Pistone and Prof. Dr Philip Baker (OPTR Co-Directors) present the Yearbook through a video below, explaining some of the main events and trends arising in the protection of taxpayers’ rights last year.

19 April 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on Taxation of E-Commerce in Indochina

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

03 April 2021
New Products
IBFD’s Authoritative International Tax Glossary - Available for free

The only and most authoritative resource for defining tax and tax-related terms, IBFD’s International Tax Glossary, is accessible for free on the IBFD Tax Research Platform.

01 April 2021
Press releases
GTTC Universities Project Competition

This competition promotes research in international tax law among university students. Teams from universities in 20-30 countries conduct research on a specific tax topic. IBFD presents the team that delivers the most outstanding research results with a prestigious award.

30 March 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Country Tax Guides – Transfer Pricing better cover interaction between transfer pricing and indirect taxes

Country Tax Guides – Transfer Pricing are online country guides available on the IBFD Tax Research Platform. They explain in detail all the possible tax technical aspects of transfer pricing and cover 66 jurisdictions across the globe.

19 March 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on Software Payments and Royalties

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

19 March 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

17 March 2021
New Products
Extended free text search

We continually strive to enhance your user experience, and as part of this programme, we have extended the search suggestions for free text searches on the IBFD Platform.

08 March 2021
Press releases
IBFD provides feedback on European Commission’s Public Consultation on Taxpayers’ Rights in the EU

In response to the European Commission’s recently publication “Public Consultation on Taxpayers’ Rights in the EU”, academic members at IBFD got together and worked intensively to provide feedback.

22 February 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Interview with students of the Advanced Master’s (LLM) Programme - Marwan and Wen-Chin

Interview with students of the Advanced Master’s (LLM) Programme - Marwan and Wen-Chin

22 February 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Interview with students of the Advanced Master’s (LLM) Programme - Andreas and Drishti

Interview with students of the Advanced Master’s (LLM) Programme - Andreas and Drishti

19 February 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Interviews with students of the Advanced Master’s (LLM) Programme in International Tax Law

The University of Amsterdam and IBFD have combined their expert knowledge to create a unique Advanced Master’s programme in International Tax Law. The programme teaches the principles and practical issues of international tax law and how those principles are used in both private and industry practice. 

17 February 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on India and Singapore’s Budget

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

16 February 2021
New Products
Case Law Search Made Easy

Finding cases and all related documents within the Case Law collection is easy with this handy tip.

18 January 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Yariv Brauner Appointed Ninth IBFD Professor in Residence

We are pleased to name Yariv Brauner from the University of Florida (United States) as our 2021 Professor in Residence. Prof. Brauner currently serves as a Professor of Law with the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida and he is the Hugh Culverhouse Eminent Scholar Chair in Taxation.

 

18 January 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Spotlight on - United States Concludes That Digital Service Taxes of India, Italy and Turkey Are Discriminatory

Insight from the IBFD Asia-Pacific Team

18 January 2021
IBFD & Industry News
IBFD journal articles now available from Baidu Scholar

Over 5,000 of IBFD's world-renowned journal articles are now available for purchase from Baidu Scholar, a single-article purchasing platform affiliated with Baidu - the leading Chinese search engine. 

14 January 2021
New Products
Checking MLI Treaty Status Made Easy

Checking the status of the applicability of the MLI to a treaty is now much easier with the new MLI Treaty Status filter.

13 January 2021
IBFD & Industry News
Brexit Tax Dossier updated

Our Brexit Tax Dossier has been updated to reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union after the expiration of the transition period