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WebinarWebinar: 2017 Update to the OECD and UN Model Tax Conventions

This approximately 1.5-hour webinar gives a high-level overview of the 2017 update to the OECD and the UN Model Tax Conventions, providing a short and practical guidance for tax practitioners about the latest changes made to the key provisions of the two Models. It specifically highlights those areas which need practitioners’ attention, covering both BEPS-driven and other modifications such as the new article on fees for technical services.
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Client offer: Included in the subscription package for Global Tax Premier clients and 10% discount for Global Tax Explorer (Plus) clients.
Bulk discount: a 20% discount will be applied to registrations received for 5 people or more made in one order. 

Important to note: If you register for a live webinar, your access will remain active for 12 months after the broadcast (in case you are unable to follow it live). Registrations for the live webinar will be closed in the morning, one day prior to broadcast.
Webinar: 2017 Update to the OECD and UN Model Tax Conventions

Overview and learning objectives

This webinar aims to give a practical overview for tax practitioners about the latest changes to the two models. It begins with briefly explaining the function of the two models in international taxation and highlighting the key differences in the articles, before it moves on to elaborately compare the changes made to them recently including the new permanent establishment definition, the addition of the new article 12A to the UN Model, as well as the lesser-known amendments in the Models such as articles 3, 4, 10, 13 and 23.


After following this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • comprehend the role of the two models in tax treaty interpretations
  • apprehend the different policy considerations pursued by the models
  • compare the two Models and highlight the key differences
  • appreciate the main changes made to them in 2017
  • identify tax risks related to the recent amendments
  • Field of study


Who should participate

The webinar is suitable for all tax professionals, including in-house tax personnel (e.g. directors, managers), tax lawyers, tax advisers, policymakers and government officials who deal with cross-border transactions, structures or cases and wish to understand the context, background and risks related to the 2017 update to the OECD and the UN Models.  


Course level and prerequisites

This is an intermediate-level webinar and participants are expected to be familiar with the key concepts of tax treaties.


Advance preparation

Participation in this webinar does not require any preparation.


Interactive webinar - "Group Internet Based" (live webinar only)

To safeguard the interactive nature of the webinar, a limited number of participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. During live webinars, it is possible to interact with the presenters via a chat message function. Please note that questions are answered based on relevance, order of receipt and available time. Additionally, participants in the live webinar are invited to answer poll questions or to complete short tests. Participants, who follow the live broadcast, will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the live date.
Date of live broadcast: 21 February 2019


On-demand webinar

On-demand webinars are intended for individual self-study only. Unlike live webinars, they are not open to interactive participation or assistance of a real-time instructor. Access to on-demand webinars is granted for a period of 12 months from the date of registration and/or live broadcast.

Continuing Professional Education

Many accrediting organizations will grant CPE credit(s) for an IBFD audio-visual broadcast. It is advisable, however, that you check with your accrediting body as to whether this applies only to live webinars or to on-demand webinars as well.
The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBA possible CPE credits - 1.5 (only applicable to live webinar​).


Webinar registration details

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  • Context and background
  • Key tax policy considerations
  • The 2017 update to the OECD and UN Models
    Tamás Kulcsár is a Manager at IBFD’s Tax Services team, as well as contracted expert of the IMF, with over ten years of experience in international tax, transfer pricing and VAT...
  • Jan de Goede
      Prof. Jan J.P. de Goede, Senior Principal, Tax Knowledge Management, reports directly to the CEO of IBFD and has held several positions during his 21 years at IBFD, including the role of...
  • Andreas Perdelwitz is a Principal Research Associate in IBFD’s European Knowledge Group.   Mr Perdelwitz obtained his law degree at the University of Hamburg in 2003 and an LLM in...