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UnscheduledCurrent Issues in International Tax Planning

This intermediate-level course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the current discussions on international tax planning including the project on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). Participants of the course will gain a thorough understanding of the main issues involved in BEPS and be given the opportunity to discuss their concerns and potential responses.


Please note: This course is not currently scheduled. The price, program and instructors are detailed as per the previous course for information purposes only and may be subject to change.
Tax Courses
Amsterdam - The Netherlands
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Client offer:
20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Early Bird Discount: a 30% discount will be automatically applied for registrations received 60 days or more before the commencement of the course (cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts).
Current Issues in International Tax Planning

Overview and learning objectives

Subsequent to the OECD/G20 BEPS Project and the EU initiatives, the implementation and the impact of these measures are key elements of the work ahead. In this course we are looking at the most recent updates, the current status and the prospects regarding international tax planning. Our focus areas throughout the course will include the following:

  • current trends in international tax planning, including the review and monitoring of the implementation of the OECD BEPS measures, an update on the EU and UN developments, and a brief look at the recent global developments
  • the most recent update on the implementation of the Multilateral Instrument and its impact on international tax planning involving tax treaties
  • the effectiveness of anti-avoidance measures such as GAARs, CFC regimes, thin capitalization rules and treaty anti-abuse rules
  • tax treatment of related-party debt financing and other intra-group financial transactions
  • international tax considerations of mismatches in entity and instrument characterization
  • recent developments concerning transfer pricing
  • the future of advance tax rulings and the latest update on EU State aid investigations

Field of study

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for practitioners in tax advisory firms, tax specialists in commerce and industry, and government officials.

Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level course. Participants will be expected to have a basic knowledge of the tax system of at least one country.

Pre-course preparation

In order to participate in this particular course, no advance preparation is necessary. Participants will have access to relevant online collections on the IBFD Tax Research Platform for a period of two weeks.

Interactive course - "Group Live"

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 32 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended.

We invite you to send us in advance any technical, content-related questions you may have. During the course we will try to address your specific questions, but please note that this will depend on the amount of time available, the relevance of the questions and the order in which the questions are received.

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Disclaimer: The information provided during the course has been prepared solely for the instruction of course participants. This information is not intended to constitute advice on any particular matter

Continuing Professional Education

Recommended NASBA CPE points for this course: 20.5 (in accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE points, CPE credits are granted based on a 50-minute hour). Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for IBFD International Tax Courses.

Course fee and registration details

The course fee covers participation in the course, all course materials, lunch, coffee/tea and refreshments. The costs of accommodation and transport are not covered. If you have any other questions regarding attendance of the course, travel arrangements, payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.


  • Current trends and issues in international tax planning
  • Current tax developments from an EU perspective
  • The multilateral instrument – has it been a success?
  • Case study
  • Latest developments around the globe
  • 2017 UN model double taxation convention
  • Cross-border intra-group holding, financing and IP structures in a post-BEPS environment
  • Transfer pricing post BEPS
  • New OECD report on transfer pricing aspects of financial transactions related to BEPS
  • The latest update on EU state aid investigations and impact on APAs
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