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Current International Issues in Tax Law Design (TLWD)


Session No.: CT 19.12

Location: Shenzhen, China

Date: September 2-6, 2019 (1 week)

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Director-Generals or Commissioners of tax authorities of Belt and Road Initiative countries, or their deputies.
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    Participants should have a solid knowledge of fiscal and tax law, as well as strong English reading and speaking skills.
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    Course Description

    This course, presented by staff and experts of the IMF Legal Department, focuses on current international issues in tax law design. It touches on a wide range of issues on the agenda of today's tax policymakers, especially cross-border and base erosion issues related to income and consumption taxes, as well as various tax law design issues relevant to foreign direct investments.
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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the links between various fiscal laws and their implications.
    • Identify key legal and current policy issues and best practice approaches to addressing them, such as through law reform.
    • Analyze and assess domestic tax legislation against international best practices.
    • Identify legal design approaches that have proven effective, based on cross-jurisdictional experiences shared by presenters and fellow participants.
    • Explain to stakeholders proposed amendments to tax legislation and support those proposals in discussions and consultation procedures with stakeholders.
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