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Course title Fundamentals of International Taxation (FdR)
Course code TAX4010
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 4-9-2017 27-10-2017
Level no level
Coordinator Fernando Souza de Man
For more information: fernando.deman@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
* The student has the capacity to identify current issues on the field of international taxation and provide solutions for the existing challenges, such as the avoidance of double taxation.
* The student is able to compare the different positions taken by States as regards the taxation of business activities and develop his/her own opinion on their alignment with the international standards.
* The student can assess the importance of double tax conventions as tools to avoid double taxation and their relation with the domestic legislation of states.
* The student is able to present his arguments in a structured manner and to engage in high level discussions with professionals of the field.
* The student has the knowledge and learning skills essential for the continuation of his Master Studies in International and European Tax law
Description
This course focuses on providing the students with the knowledge to understand and assess the consequences of developing a business in a cross/border environment, dealing with issues of who should be taxed, on which amount and by whom, as well as with methods applied in practice to avoid the double taxation of income and legislations currently in place to combat the abusive use of double tax conventions. Furthermore, students will also discuss whether double tax conventions are indeed necessary and how should these documents be interpreted.
Literature
Michael Lang, Introduction to the Law of Double Tax Conventions, 2nd Edition, IBFD, Amsterdam
Prerequisites
Introductory knowledge on principles of income taxation and taxation in a domestic setting.
Teaching methods PBL
Assessment methods Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Fiscale Economie Law Electives