Tax Research Tools
IBFD is increasingly introducing easy-to-use tools which help you do your research more quickly and efficiently. Export functionality to MS Excel or MS Word enables answering client requests or filing for internal purposes.Please find below a list of the tools that we offer on the IBFD Tax Research Platform or as an additional service.
Comtax Basic Calculation Tool
Country Chapters Comparison
Users can compare corresponding sections of two country chapters, which are written in a common outline. An ideal tool for comparative tax research.
Country Tables Comparison
IBFD has grouped a number of different country comparison tables in one easy-to-use tool that helps you select the table of your interest.
The following country comparison tables are currently available:
Country-by-country overview of the corporate and individual tax rates, including the rates relating to residents and non-residents. For a number of countries this is also possible at subnational level.
EU VAT Rates Table
Overview of the VAT rates applied by EU Member States for goods, products and services, including standard and reduced VAT rates, generally applied VAT rates and VAT rates applied to labour-intensive services.
A convenient and concise overview of tax rates for short-term and long-term assignments, statutory deadlines such as for the filing of tax returns and payment of taxes, employer's obligations, special regimes and exemptions and other important assignment-related issues.
Holding Companies Comparison Table
This comparison table provides a quick overview of the tax and legal aspects of holding companies from their formation to their liquidation. The table covers taxation of corporate income, dividends, interest, royalties and capital gains and holding related treaty, EU directives and anti-avoidance matters..
Tax Compliance Tables
Overview of filing and payment details, as well as obligations and deadlines per country for both individual and corporate taxation. It also covers essential information related to dispute resolution, such as interests and penalties.Outbound Payments Comparison Table
A convenient and concise country-by-country overview of rates, applicable rules, the pre-filing phase and filing phase dealing with applicable Transfer Pricing methods, method priority per country, comparables, documentation requirements, APAs, CCAs, customs duties and VAT aspects, tax assessment details and penalties.
From about 175 Treaty Withholding Rates tables, you will be able to generate your own dynamic comparison table, tailored to your needs, showing the source and residence countries and income streams you want.
This tool is designed to help you plan cross-border transactions. It provides guidance to the steps to be considered per transaction by generating a side-by-side view of relevant Country and Topical Analyses chapters and summaries from the International Tax Structuring collection.
This tool allows you to export multiple income and capital tax treaty articles to MS-Word , PDF or Excel format to study one or more articles from various treaties in more detail (for example, the Permanent Establishment article from multiple treaties).