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Global Tax Explorer Plus

Global Tax Explorer Plus links the world’s most extensive and accurate source of tax treaties with regularly updated country information in different levels of depth.

Global Tax Explorer Plus

Type of publication:

Online Collection


Up to 5 users. View purchase information

Available on request
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Global Tax Explorer Plus

Type of publication:

Online Collection + Historical Tax Archives


Up to 5 users. View purchase information

Available on request
Enquire / Order via Email
Global Tax Explorer Plus

Why subscribe?

Do your research within a single source at the level of depth you need. Global Tax Explorer Plus links the world’s most extensive and accurate source of tax treaties with regularly updated country information in three different levels of depth. It contains all the information you need to support your business decisions, quickly and efficiently.


Main contents


  • Tax News Service - Latest developments in international tax including BEPS and MLI.
  • Country Key Features - Brief overviews of the rates and other essential elements of over 215 tax regimes.
  • Country Surveys - Concise descriptions of over 215 national tax regimes, following a uniform outline.
  • Country Analyses - Very detailed per-country descriptions of over 65 major economies worldwide, including Canada and the United States, following a uniform outline.
  • Coverage of the sub-national tax systems of Canada, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States.
  • Quick Reference Tables – Systematic overviews in easy-to-use tables covering withholding tax rates, MLI positions, and all BEPS and EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) implementation measures at a national level.
  • Tax and social security treaties, including protocols, supplementary agreements. and exchanges of notes to these treaties, Models (OECD, UN, etc.).
  • EU Law (Direct Tax) – Primary source information from the European Union.
  • Tax Authorities’ Documentation – Domestic governmental documentation other than legislation (e.g. Chinese Circulars and US IRS documents).
  • Case Law – Tax Treaty Case Law and ECJ Case Law summaries (Direct Tax).
  • Glossary - Explanation of over 4,000 tax terms covered in the IBFD International Tax Glossary.
  • International Organizations' Documentation (OECD, UN and PATA) including the latest BEPS reports referred to in the BEPS Country Monitor



  • Country Chapters Comparison
  • Country Key Features Comparison Table
  • MLI Country Monitor
  • BEPS Country Monitor – Search by country (50), organization (OECD) and Action Points, and compare the latest developments and analysis. Links to all relevant information based on your search criteria.
  • Simultax
  • Interest & Penalties Comparison Table
  • Treaty Article Comparison - Compare entire treaty documents, individual treaty articles or two different language versions side by side
  • Treaty Article Export
  • Treaty Status Monitor - Find real-time information on the status of a treaty, protocol or related document
  • Withholding Rates Comparison Table

Regional subsets of Global Tax Explorer Plus


  • Sections of country chapters affected by recent developments feature direct links to relevant tax news
  • Coverage of all BEPS implementation measures at a national level
  • Standardized outlines enabling side-by-side comparison of documents
  • Easy-to-use (compare) tools which help you do your research more quickly and efficiently 
  • Quick search facilities
  • Access for up to five users (additional users for a small fee)
  • Frequent updates
  • Ability to export data from tables to Excel
  • RSS feeds
  • Create and save unique personalized searches and documents under your Favourites
  • Includes practical information on trade and investment
  • Easily generate precise, standardized citations for use in your tax research
  • Facility to export selected text to MS Word
  • “See Also” feature to show the latest related developments
  • Access key content on IBFD Mobile Tax Facts, an interface optimized for smartphones

Special discounts

Global Tax Explorer Plus also includes special discounts on selected products and services from IBFD:


Country Surveys available
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Comoro Islands, Congo (Dem. Rep.), Congo (Rep.), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland (Country Key Features only), Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq (Key Features only), Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Dem. People's Rep.), Korea (Rep.), Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia (FYR), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Autonomous Areas, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Country Analyses available

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China (People's Rep.), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel (soon to come), Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan (soon to come), Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria (soon to come), Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam.


Why Historical Tax Archives?

As a tax practitioner you may need to deal with tax issues from the past, due to protracted litigation procedures. 
To help you find the right information fast, IBFD has made available the Historical Tax Archives dating back to 2009. This additional product allows you to quickly view and compare historical tax data, so you can analyse the main changes across different time periods.
For an extra fee, you can order our Historical Tax Archives together with Global Tax Explorer Plus, by clicking on the tab "Online Collection + Archives" above. 
If you have already subscribed to Global Tax Explorer Plus, you can order the Historical Tax Archives at a small surcharge on the annual subscription price. For more information, please contact Customer Support.


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