Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights (OPTR) - Launch of the 2019 General Report
IBFD Academic convenes two annual international congresses devoted to critical topics in the areas of international, European and comparative taxation. Speakers are selected from the top experts in the international tax community with regard to their specialist experience in the relevant subject areas.
These congresses are open to a general audience. Due to the capacity of the venue, registration is required in advance.
Research Students Meetings
The meetings are structured into a number of sessions, which typically run over 2 to 3 days. These sessions provide doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with the opportunity to discuss their research with leading academics and a select circle of colleagues, and to receive tailored coaching to provide useful insights. The unique setting at IBFD also enables participants to expand their network of international contacts.
Admission is through application. All interested researchers should submit a short CV and a synopsis of their research. Participation is free of charge, but participants are expected to arrange for their own travel and accommodation.
See more details about the IBFD Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers Meeting and download the 2020 programme.
Tax Knowledge Sharing Sessions
IBFD-KU Leuven Moot Court Competition
Every year, sixteen teams of up to four students take part in this exciting experience. First, students have to examine a hypothetical case and submit written memoranda on behalf of the taxpayer and on behalf of the tax administration. Second, in Leuven, students have to plead twice: once on behalf of the taxpayer and once on behalf of the tax administration. The six highest ranked teams pass to the second qualification phase, where they have to plead the same case twice more (again, once on behalf of the taxpayer and once on behalf of the tax administration). The two highest ranked teams pass to the final, where they have about 36 hours to prepare oral pleadings on a totally new case. The pleadings take place before real tax judges, who assess which team should be the winner of the competition.
Other External Conferences and Seminars