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Certification ProgrammeIBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (APCIT)

The IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (APCIT) is a unique qualification for tax professionals who wish to be able to manage cross-border operations effectively, retain their competitive edge in international taxation and ultimately be recognized globally as professional experts in international taxation.
 
Type:
Certification Programme
Language:
English
Level:
Advanced
Price:
EUR 1,390 / USD 1,668 (VAT excl.)
Client offer:

Client offer: 20% discount for IBFD Membership clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer(Plus) clients.

 
Guarantee your place in the programme starting 1 April 2020.
Registration deadline: 25 March 2020.

 

For group arrangements, please contact us at certification@ibfd.org.

 

 

IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (APCIT)

Overview and learning objectives

The IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation (APCIT) is a unique qualification for tax professionals who wish to be able to manage cross-border operations effectively, retain their competitive edge in international taxation and ultimately be recognized globally as professional experts in international taxation. 
 
The programme is designed to be followed online over a 6-month period, and consists of a selection of IBFD online courses and webinars. Once the programme is completed as a whole, you will receive a professional certificate of acknowledgement from IBFD, as a reputable international organization, that you have followed a rigorous learning regime in international taxation and hence recognition by the international tax community.

The programme will last for 6 months and will begin on 1 April 2020.  It consists of the following 3 phases, guiding you from an introductory to an advanced practical level:

Phase I – 3 online courses

  • This phase will develop core international tax skills. It will cover the basics of tax treaties, tax planning techniques and the 2017 OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines. It will introduce international taxation as well as give a solid foundation on which to base your professional career in this field. 
  • The case study-based assignment will help put into practice the knowledge gained so far. 

Phase II – 15 recorded webinars 

  • This phase will cover the most pressing issues of international taxation, such as the 2017 update to the OECD and UN Models, OECD MLI, tax planning concerning permanent establishments, substance requirements, transfer pricing involving financing, business restructuring, services and IP issues, EU ATAD, the new EU mandatory disclosure rules, digital economy, tax treaty issues related to passive income, indirect transfer of assets, holding, financing and IP companies. The webinars will be updated to reflect the most current situation in international taxation. 
  • The case study-based assignment will help put into practice the knowledge gained so far. 

Phase III – 1 live webinar – 1 September 2020

  • This phase will focus on the practical application of the complete programme. 

Final assessment

  • Multiple choice test, online.

There will be short case study-based assignments to complete during phases I and II. These will help you to test your knowledge on what you have studied during each phase. At the end of the programme, you will complete a final assessment, online, which will be marked by tax experts, dedicated to the APCIT programme. A 50% passing grade will apply.

In order to be awarded the IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation, you will need to complete the final assessment (50% passing grade) and follow at least 80% of the certificate programme.

Although the programme will run for 6 months and needs to be completed within this period, all online courses and webinars will remain accessible for 12 months from the start of each programme.

Who should participate

The programme is especially suited to tax professionals who wish to gain a comprehensive and practical understanding of the ever-changing world of international taxation, specifically in the areas of tax treaties, transfer pricing and international tax planning and who:

  • Aim to continually develop and improve their international tax skills
  • Wish to be recognized as an international taxation specialist
  • Endeavour to keep abreast of the most recent developments in the international tax arena
  • Strive to enhance their professional performance 
  • Aspire to have their skills acknowledged by a valued and internationally recognized international organization

Prerequisites

  • Demonstrated education in tax, international tax, finance, economics, law, accounting or any relevant, related field
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in tax or fiscal affairs in either the private or governmental sector

Advance preparation

No advance preparation is needed for the programme.

Delivery format

Online

Study time

The programme must be completed within 6 months and can be followed and completed by dedicating approximately 2-3 hours of study per week.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

All components of the programme, i.e. online courses and live webinar, are recognized for CPE credits with many accrediting bodies around the world. Based on the hours of study, the programme as a whole will be eligible for up to 40 CPE points/credits.

In addition, IBFD International Online Tax Courses and Webinars, in many cases, qualify for CPE credits pursuant to the rules of a number of professional associations other than those listed above. Participants are encouraged to check with their professional and/or national associations to determine eligibility in this respect.
 
Read more information on CPE points and accreditation for international tax training.
 
For more information regarding the IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation, please read our FAQ or contact us at Tel.: +31-20-554 0181/0139 or email at certification@ibfd.org.

 

Online components of the programme

 

Phase I - Online Courses:

Highlight the importance and role of double tax treaties, international tax planning and transfer pricing in the post-BEPS era.

 

Phase II - Webinars (recorded): [webinars may be subject to change]

Examine specific cross-border transactions and structures commonly found within multinational groups conducting international business as well as recent regulatory developments that affect these transactions and structures.

 

Case study-based assignment
 

Phase III - Webinar (live):

Focuses on latest developments in the international tax world.

 

  • Current issues of international taxation (not yet available online)

Final assessment: online multiple choice test