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Take your tax research to the next level.


The field of international tax law is developing right before your eyes. In addition to your everyday scholarly activities, you need to stay on top of current developments and emerging issues. Easy access to reliable resources is imperative to the quality and timeliness of your research.

The expert solutions for academics on our Tax Research Platform give you everything you need to maximize your research efficiency.


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Key features and Benefits


Get the best value for your money with our Country Tax Guides and Global Topics collections. These up-to-date information collections give you the most comprehensive coverage of tax systems worldwide in various levels of detail:

  • The authoritative Global Tax Treaty Commentaries collection offers you extensive analysis and comparison of model articles and treaty policy and practice in more than 30 countries.
  • Country Surveys provide concise descriptions of cross-border taxation and investment rules of more than 220 national tax regimes.
  • Country Analyses give you detailed per-country descriptions of all aspects of corporate and individual taxation in over 60 major economies worldwide.
  • Coverage of the sub-national tax systems of Canada, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States.
  • Historical versions dating back several years.


Make sure you have the complete picture with our practical analysis and in-depth studies:

  • Our Journal Articles & Opinion Pieces collection features contributions by the world’s top tax professionals and academics. Gain thought-provoking perspectives with our renowned journal titles, such as the World Tax Journal, the Bulletin for International Taxation and International Tax Studies.
  • Explore the latest research on a wide variety of topics with our Books collection. Featuring the groundbreaking IBFD Doctoral Series, the WU Tax Law and Policy Series and the IFA Cahiers, among others. These are also available in print and eBook format. Students receive a 50% discount in our Webshop.
  • The IBFD Talking Points are opinion pieces that bring you timely analysis and interpretation of the key tax developments covered in our news reports.


Save time on your tax research with easy-to-use tools and tables for quick and efficient data collection:

  • The IBFD Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights identifies principles, minimum standards and best practices for the effective protection of taxpayers’ rights. It allows for permanent monitoring of global compliance and development of minimum standards across the globe.
  • The IBFD Library and Information Centre offers the world’s largest collection of international tax publications. Research Guides compiled by our information specialists help you easily find materials and resources on a specific tax topic. Browse the Library Web Catalogue in our Library Portal and discover a wealth of cross-border tax information and online resources.
  • Our easy-to-use quick reference tables cover withholding tax rates, MLI positions, tax compliance and dispute resolution, transfer pricing documentation requirements, and all OECD and EU implementation measures, such as BEPS and ATAD. Including historical versions dating back several years for comparative research. Built-in functionality lets you easily compare similar tables for multiple jurisdictions, such as the BEPS and MLI Country Monitors and the ATAD Implementation Tables.


Stay ahead with up-to-the-minute and reliable information on the latest developments in international taxation:

  • Our fully integrated Tax News Service brings you timely news reports on global developments, including BEPS and MLI.
  • Find all key information on hot tax topics at a glance in our Tax Dossiers. Everything you need to know about important developments, such as MLI and BEPS, the Digital Economy, DAC6, the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD) and Brexit. With summaries and quick links to all relevant information, tools and tables on our Tax Research Platform.
  • Our live and on-demand Webinars cover key developments and hot topics, with practical advice to help you address your daily tax challenges. This includes monthly Academic Webinars to inform you on research results achieved in the field of international taxation.
  • Our weekly video series Tax Takes: News & Views gives you the latest news and insights on hot and emerging topics. Each video contains a summary of the week’s top news, followed by an interview with a leading tax expert on a current topic.


Get the full background with the most authoritative source of reference documents:

  • Our unrivalled Treaties & Models collection gives you access to more than 14,000 treaty documents. Documents include real-time information on treaty status and MLI applicability and integrated news coverage of the latest developments.
  • Tap into our vast Primary Sources collection for the latest national legislation, including historical and domestic language versions. The latest information from international organizations such as EU, OECD, UN and PATA. Including the BEPS Action Reports, the China Circulars Collection1 and US IRS documentation.
  • Domestic Case Law, ECJ Case Law and Tax Treaty Case Law are covered extensively in our unique Case Law collection. Thousands of court decisions and concise summaries offer you guidance on the interpretation and application of tax laws and treaties.


Full content integration and combined offerings of information and services are a recipe for successful tax research:

  • Complete integration of news and analysis across all information collections makes for a seamless online experience.
  • Quick links to relevant sources and documents ensure quick and efficient research.
  • You get the complete package with our combination of information and training. Advance your professional development with our tax courses and certification programmes, such as the IBFD Advanced Professional Certificate in International Taxation.


State-of-the-art built-in functionality and personalization guarantee a satisfying user experience:

  • An unmatched search engine and easy navigation across all devices and browsers provide you with quick and accurate results, wherever you are.
  • Standardized formats and advanced action functionality enable you to compare tables for multiple jurisdictions and view documents side by side. For easy comparison of national tax systems, full treaty documents and treaty articles, primary source documents and case summaries.
  • Action controls for printing and exporting documents to PDF, Excel or Word allow you to work offline and incorporate information in internal documentation.
  • Quick reference tools enable you to save your favourite documents, overviews and searches and add notes in documents for future reference.

1) China Circulars – Please note that the license IBFD has with Thomson Reuters for the documents in this collection is expiring but IBFD will ensure a continued service. In future, we will source and publish the original circulars in Chinese and their translation into English under IBFD copyright.  

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