GTTC Universities Project Competition

August 18, 2022 2 minute read

This competition promotes research in international tax law among university students. Teams from universities in 20-30 countries conduct research on a specific tax topic. IBFD presents the team that delivers the most outstanding research results with a prestigious award.

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Every year, students from all over the world are invited to answer a burning question about international tax law. The goal of the GTTC University Project is to involve university teams in empirical research concerning international tax treaties. The reports submitted will be given to the authors of the relevant GTTC chapters, enabling them to enrich their chapters with the findings in the reports.

Applications are now open for the 2022/2023 GTTC Universities Project Competition, starting in October 2022. The seventh edition of the GTTC Universities Project Competition will address the scope and framework of tax treaties (articles 1-4 and 29-32 of the OECD Model). The goal will be to determine the practical tax treaty policy of a specific jurisdiction, as compared with the wording of the relevant provisions in the OECD/UN Models and their Commentaries. Teams will develop a working paper on this topic in line with the guidelines provided. The four best teams will give a presentation of their results in the finals at the end of the academic year.

  • Deadline for submission of working papers: 26 March 2023
  • Date of announcement of the finalist teams: 20 April 2023
  • Date of the final: 31 May 2023

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View the 2023 winning team here.