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WebinarWebinar: Permanent Establishment Risks in International Tax Planning and Structuring in the Post-BEPS Era

This 1.5 to 2-hour webinar gives a practical and short overview of the changes to the permanent establishment concept under the OECD BEPS Project and the tax implications for corporates conducting cross-border business. The purpose of the webinar is to help practitioners identify, understand and address the permanent establishment risks related to their business operations in the post-BEPS era.
EUR 85 / USD 105 (VAT excl.)
Client offer:
Client offerIncluded 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. 

Please note: Registration for the live webinar will be closed in the morning one day prior to broadcast or when the maximum number of registrations has been reached. Webinars can be purchased by credit card only.

Webinar: Permanent Establishment Risks in International Tax Planning and Structuring in the Post-BEPS Era
Overview and learning objectives

The first part of the webinar will explain the changes put forward by OECD BEPS Action 7 to the concept of permanent establishment. Special attention will be given to:

  • global supply chain/value chain structures, including warehousing, distribution centres and procurement offices/agents
  • distribution, sales agents and entities, and local marketing and sales service providers
  • businesses engaged in the construction industry

The webinar will include the implementation of the changes, together with country examples.

The third part of the webinar will provide the participants with a short overview of the measures related to the PE concept in connection to the ongoing discussions regarding the taxation of the digital economy.

The last part of the webinar is dedicated to profit attribution issues.  The presenters will introduce participants to the OECD additional guidance on the matter as well as the surrounding controversies.

After following this webinar, participants will be able to comprehend and address any practical challenges stemming from the latest updates related to the PE concept they encounter during their daily work.

Field of study


Who should participate

The webinar is suitable for all tax professionals, including accountants, in-house tax personnel (e.g. directors, managers), lawyers, advisers, policymakers and government officials who deal with cross-border transactions, structures or cases and wish to understand the risks, challenges and controversies related to permanent establishments in the post-BEPS era. 

Course level and prerequisites

This is an upper intermediate-level webinar. Participants are expected to be familiar with the key concepts of permanent establishments and the practical problems related to them. 

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 are invited to answer poll questions or to complete short tests. Participants will also have access to the on-demand version for a further 12 months from the Live date.
Date of live broadcast: 16 May 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.


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​).

If you have any questions regarding following the webinar, technical requirements, and payments and cancellations, please consult our FAQ.

  • Implementation of the updated PE definition
  • Permanent establishments and the taxation of the digital economy
  • Attribution of profits to permanent establishments post BEPS
  • Emma Barrögård is a Senior Research Associate at IBFD Tax Services. She is involved in tailored tax research projects and in the development of tailored and open courses for tax...
  • Alexander Bosman
    Alexander Bosman is a tax lawyer at Loyens & Loeff. He advises national and multinational enterprises with regard to corporate tax and international tax law. In addition, he is a lecturer in...
    Jaap Reyneveld is a partner with KPMG Meijburg & Co in Amsterdam and a member of the Dutch and KPMG Global Transfer Pricing Services (GTPS) practice. Mr Reyneveld has conducted numerous...