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CIOT’s Advanced Diploma in International Taxation

The Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) is a specialist advanced qualification awarded by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).


IBFD is an ADIT course provider for CIOT and offers a comprehensive range of classroom, online and tailored international tax courses, which provide a good grounding for several topics of the ADIT.
The courses listed below cover a variety of topics required for Papers 1, 2 and 3 of the ADIT and provide students with a good understanding of these topics. However, they are not in themselves sufficient preparation for the exams. When selecting a course, please consult the ADIT Syllabus and Guidance Notes and the individual programme for each course.


IBFD also offers a full range of courses on tax treaties, transfer pricing, corporate taxation and VAT



PAPER 1 – Principles of International Taxation

  • Principles of International Taxation
  • Current Issues in International Tax Planning
  • International Tax, Legal and Commercial Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Tax Aspects of Permanent Establishments
  • Tax Planning and Substance
  • Fundamentals of Tax Treaties (online course)
  • Residence (online course)
  • Permanent Establishments (online course)
  • Employment and Related Income (online course)
  • Passive Income (online course)
  • Business Profits (online course)
  • International Tax Planning (online course)
  • Double Taxation Relief (online course)

Advanced International Taxation (Jurisdiction)


PAPER 2 – United States option

  • US Corporate Taxation

Advanced International Taxation (Thematic)

PAPER 3 – EU VAT option

  • Introduction to European Value Added Tax
  • European Value Added Tax – Selected Issues
  • European Value Added Tax Masterclass
  • Advanced VAT Optimization
  • Fundamentals of Value Added Tax (online course)

PAPER 3 – Transfer Pricing option

  • Principles of Transfer Pricing
  • Transfer Pricing Masterclass
  • Transfer Pricing Valuation
  • Transfer Pricing and Substance Masterclass
  • Fundamentals of Transfer Pricing (online course)

Documentation and resources for students

Documentation and resources are made available to participants in International Tax Courses:

  • Pre-course preparation: Participants have access to a wide range of online reading material (e.g. legal documentation, case law and related articles/literature) to prepare for course participation and expand their knowledge after the course.
  • Course material: Participants in all classroom courses either receive a binder containing documentation on the course topics for reference during the course, or are able to access this on their mobile device.
  • IBFD online collections: After attending a course, participants may request access to the relevant IBFD online collection(s) for up to 2 weeks for further reading/research.
  • IBFD Library: Participants have access to a vast array of study material in the IBFD Library for their own research purposes. To ensure that a place is available for you, please contact the library directly via email.