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Recent Trends in International Tax Planning, 17 - 18 October 2013 in Curacao

Overview and learning objectives

This course is designed to provide participants who deal with international tax planning in practice with updates on relevant tax treaty and transfer pricing developments. The online component of this course provides an introduction to the common international tax planning techniques and an overview of the issues involved. The on-site training course will address in more detail the specific transfer pricing and tax treaty issues that are related to the common tax planning techniques. The topics covered include transfer pricing aspects of business restructuring, the concept of permanent establishments, attribution of profits to permanent establishments, transfer pricing aspects of intangibles, characterization of royalties and anti-avoidance rules.

Participants are required to follow the online course prior to the on-site training. Prior to the on-site training course, participants will be given access to a documentation platform which provides them with additional pre-course reading material and supplementary material (e.g. legal documentation, case law and related articles/literature). During the course, participants will be provided with a course binder containing documents relevant to the course.






130 Penstraat

Course fee and registration details

Price: € 1,200 (US$1,500) excl. VAT




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. 


Online course topics:

  • Introduction to international tax planning
  • Formal aspects of tax planning
  • Substantive aspects of tax planning
  • Tax structuring of holding and financing activities
  • Tax structuring of manufacturing and distribution activities
  • Tax planning for intangible property

Course topics:

  • Transfer pricing aspects of business restructuring
  • Business restructuring and permanent establishments
  • Attribution of profits to permanent establishments
  • Transfer pricing aspects of intangibles tax planning
  • Tax treaty aspects of intangibles
  • Domestic and treaty anti-avoidance measures
  • Case studies

Detailed program

Who should attend?

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

Continuing professional education

Recommended NASBA CPE points for the live course: 12 (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 ITA courses.

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