Why this book?
Tax rules in non-tax agreements is a topic of great relevance in practice. Yet, up to now, this area of tax law has been generally neglected by researchers. The aim of this book is to close this gap in tax law research and to analyse the provisions of international agreements and similar legal instruments under international law which provide for a special domestic law tax treatment for specific individuals and international organizations.
Twenty-three national reports from countries across the globe have been compiled and are published in this volume. Seventy experts, including the authors of the national report, convened for a joint conference on “Tax Rules in Non-Tax Agreements” in Rust (Austria) from 7-9 July 2011. The national reports focus on the interaction of tax rules in non-tax agreements with the corresponding tax treaty rules. Moreover, possible matters of dispute regarding the justification of these tax rules within the legal and political frameworks of the different states are given much attention. The objective of this book is to show the relevance of tax rules in non-tax agreements, to highlight problematic issues and to encourage future research in this important field of tax law.
Michael Lang is Head of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law. He is also Academic Director of the LLM Program in International Tax Law and Speaker of the Doctoral Program in International Business Taxation at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria.
Pasquale Pistone holds the Ad Personam Jean Monnet Chair in European Tax Law and Policy at WU. He also is Associate Professor of Tax Law at the University of Salerno, Italy.
Josef Schuch is a professor of tax law at WU and a partner of Deloitte Austria.
Claus Staringer is a professor of tax law at WU and a principal consultant with the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Alfred Storck is a visiting professor at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law, WU.
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