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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 international tax training solutions that may provide a good grounding for several topics of the ADIT.
The courses and webinars 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 specific course or webinar, please consult the relevant individual IBFD programmes, as well as the ADIT Syllabus and Guidance Notes.


PAPER 1 – Principles of International Taxation

  • Fundamentals of Tax Treaties
  • Residence 
  • Permanent Establishments 
  • Employment and Related Income 
  • Passive Income 
  • Business Profits 
  • International Tax Planning 
  • Double Taxation Relief 

Advanced International Taxation (Jurisdiction)

PAPER 2 – United States option

Advanced International Taxation (Thematic)

PAPER 3.01 – EU Direct Tax option

PAPER 3.02 – EU VAT option

  • Fundamentals of Value Added Tax

PAPER 3.03 – Transfer Pricing option

  • Fundamentals of Transfer Pricing

View our complete list of online tax courses

A constantly evolving list of IBFD webinars are also available to assist you with your study of the above-mentioned ADIT Papers. Please check the latest list to see which webinars align with your study needs for each Paper.

2. Classroom training options:

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, all live (open classroom) courses are temporarily on hold. If you would like to be notified once the following live courses are scheduled, find the course of your choice in our Find-a-training and then click on “notify me”.

Paper 1 – Principles of International Taxation

  • Principles of International Taxation
  • International Tax, Legal and Commercial Aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Current Issues in International Tax Planning

PAPER 3.03 – Transfer Pricing option

  • Principles of Transfer Pricing

PAPER 3.02 – EU VAT option

  • Introduction to European VAT
  • European Value Added Tax – Selected Issues

PAPER 2 – United States option

  • US Corporate Taxation

View our complete list of international tax courses

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

Documentation and resources

The following documentation and resource materials are made available to open classroom course participants:

  • Course participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks from the start of the course.
  • Session presentations are available electronically and will be shared with participants before the start of the course.
  • A vast array of study material is available in the IBFD Library.