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How We Work

Our methodology

We approach consulting assignments by focusing on the specific and unique needs of the project beneficiary. Every single consultancy and comparative research service is exclusively tailored to the client’s requirements. For this purpose, we put together project teams with the competences, skills and experience necessary to carry out the project as effectively as possible.
The project team can call on the different disciplines and experiences of IBFD's multilingual and multicultural staff of lawyers, accountants, economists, public and tax officials. Furthermore, the staff members’ contacts in their home countries provide an unparalleled wealth of knowledge in international tax issues.

Our resources

The knowledge of our staff is supported by an extensive collection of in-house databases and publications that cover the tax and investment systems worldwide, as well as by our Library and Information Centre, which is acknowledged to be the largest tax library in the world.
The project team can also draw on the experience of a worldwide network of freelance experts and past clients, whose expertise covers all areas of taxation. When it comes to staff training, our in-house training facilities are available to offer high-level open courses in every area of international taxation. You can also opt for tailored courses at a location of your choice, or you can make use of our flexible online courses, that allow you to study at your own pace from the comfort of your office.


In order to thematically cover issues outside the field of international taxation, we partner with other research institutes, public organizations and training institutions. However, all assignments are fully managed and coordinated by the in-house staff and a permanent contact person. This ensures the quality, continuity and confidentiality of implementation and follow-up.

International and independent

IBFD is an independent, financially self-supporting, not-for-profit organization that does not engage in private-sector advisory work, nor in political activities on behalf of project sponsors. Therefore conflicts between private and public interest are avoided when providing technical assistance to governments.