Setup Menus in Admin Panel

Give us a Call: M: (+971) 52 955 8232

Search Courses
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Course Overview

The “Certificate in International Taxation Principles and Practices to Combat Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance” is a program for tax professionals who want to govern cross-border tax operations effectively, maintain their competitive edge in international taxation, and eventually be universally recognised as qualified experts in international taxation principles and the combat of tax evasion and avoidance.

Most economic analysis of taxation presumes that tax liability can be ascertained and collected without any costs, but is that ever the case? Tax avoidance and evasion are prevalent in many territories, which make tax structures undeniably distorted. As such, the traditional models of taxation and their decisions should be updated to reflect these realities.

This course discusses an additional set of policy-related matters, such as the suitable level of resources to dedicate to administration and implementation, and how those resources should be employed.

Due to the variety of policy instruments that can affect the scale and type of tax avoidance and evasion response, the elasticity of the response itself becomes a part of the implementation of the policy.

This Zoe training course will empower you with a professional certificate of acknowledgement which endorses that you have pursued a thorough learning curriculum in international taxation principles, and therefore give you an enhanced recognition in the international tax community.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this International Taxation Principles and Practices to Combat Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance course successfully, participants will be able to:

  • Learn about different approaches used to detect tax fraud and evasion, including the platform on Tax Good Governance
  • Gain a guidance how to effectively address the risks when identifying tax fraud and evasion
  • Discuss how avoidance, evasion and non-compliance can be seen in a wide range of actions across different factions of customers
  • Understand potential ways of liaising with the governmental agencies, taxpayers and the public with the objective to build the taxpayers’ confidence in the tax system
  • Study the proportionality of risk-based prevention procedures, top level commitment, risk assessment, due diligence, communication, training, monitoring, and review
  • Recognise how to fight tax avoidance/evasion
  • Detect and examine high-risk individuals and companies and the suppression of organised tax fraud
  • Evaluate different tax fraud mechanisms

Training Methodology

This is a collaborative training program and will consist of the following training approaches:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars & Presentations
  • Group Discussions
  • Assignments
  • Case Studies & Functional Exercises

Similar to all our courses, this program also follows the ‘Do-Review-Learn-Apply’ model.

Organisational Benefits

Companies who send in their employees to participate in this course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Obtain a customised and all-inclusive international taxation principles and practices program with features best suited to address your organisation’s needs
  • Produce a detailed international taxation principles and practices profile for your organisation
  • Save on legal expenses risen due to international taxation policy violations
  • Ensure that your company is running with the most streamlined processes in international taxation principles and practices management
  • Employ the right people to ensure that international taxation principles and policies are implemented properly

Personal Benefits

Participants who partake in this course can benefit in the following ways:

  • Explain the factors that drive the need for international taxation principles and policies, and understand the consequences of breaching these laws in a highly legalised world
  • Prevent your company from the probable issues faced due to improper international taxation principles and practices management
  • Create strategies for implementing international taxation principles and policies including specific tools and technologies, and then monitoring and training of these policies to build an effective international taxation principles and practices compliance program
  • Benefit from the broad range of content created by leading tax experts from around the world

Who Should Attend?

This course would be suitable for:

  • Accountants
  • Tax advisers
  • General tax practitioners
  • Tax practitioners in advisory firms
  • Tax specialists in commercial and trade industries
  • Government officials
  • In-house tax directors/managers
  • Tax regulation bodies

Course Outline

MODULE 1: PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

  • Basic principles of international tax law
  • Double Taxation Conventions
  • Transfer pricing and thin capitalisation rules
  • International tax avoidance

MODULE 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF TAX ANALYSIS

  • Vertical equity
  • Horizontal equity
  • Incidence
  • Are changes in the social welfare function necessary?
  • A taxonomy of efficiency costs
  • Administrative costs
  • Compliance costs
  • The risk-bearing costs of tax evasion

MODULE 3: ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

  • Basic jurisdictional rules
  • The usage of corporation tax in cross-border situations
  • Double Taxation relief
  • The UK Double Taxation Treaty network
  • Transfer pricing (to include thin capitalisation)
  • Anti-avoidance
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Stamp Taxes
  • National Insurance Contributions
  • Value Added Tax and Customs Duties

MODULE 4: PRINCIPLES OF CORPORATE AND INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

  • Individual Income Tax
  • Enterprise Income Tax
  • Principles of Corporate and International Tax

MODULE 5: NORMATIVE ANALYSIS

  • Optimal tax administration and enforcement
  • Penalties
  • Extent of enforcement
  • Auditing rules
  • Allocation of enforcement resources
  • Optimal tax systems
  • The choice of tax instruments
  • Presumptive taxes
  • Commodity taxes
  • The marginal efficiency cost of funds

MODULE 6: TRANSFER PRICING OPTION

  • Fundamental Sources
  • The Arm’s Length Principle and Comparability
  • Functional Analysis
  • Transfer Pricing Methods
  • Comparability analyses in practice
  • Specific transactions
  • Permanent Establishments
  • Compliance issues
  • Avoiding Double Taxation/Dispute Resolution

MODULE 7: STATE PRACTICE IN EXERCISING TAX JURISDICTION

  • Residence, domicile and citizenship as influencing factors
  • Government practice in verifying residence of individuals and corporations
  • Consequences of the use of citizenship as an influencing factor
  • Government role in establishing the source of income and gains
  • Tax issues arising from a change of residence/citizenship

MODULE 8: DTC PROVISIONS RELATING TO INVESTMENT INCOME AND GAINS

  • Income from land
  • Dividends
  • Interest
  • Royalties
  • Capital gains

MODULE 9: INTERNATIONAL TAX AVOIDANCE

  • Tax havens
  • Approaches to the identification of tax havens
  • Elements of the most frequently used tax havens

MODULE 10: DOMESTIC LAW APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL TAX AVOIDANCE:

  • CFC and other controlled foreign entity legislation
  • International personal holding company legislation
  • CFC and equivalent legislation and DTCs

MODULE 11: CO-OPERATION BETWEEN REVENUE AUTHORITIES:

  • Exchange of information
  • Tax information exchange agreement
  • Joint investigations of taxpayers
  • Collaboration in the administration of tax liabilities
  • Support in the collection of taxes

MODULE 12: CONVENTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE IN TAX ADMINISTRATION:

  • The OECD/Council of Europe Convention
  • Regional arrangements for cooperation in tax administration
Online Courses
Note
Customized Schedule is available for all courses irrespective of dates on the Calendar. Please get in touch with us for details.
ZOE Talent Solutions Logo


Address

Middle East – Head Office

918, Blue Bay Towers,

Al Abraj Street (Marassi Drive),

Business Bay, Dubai, UAE

Join Our Team as a Trainer

We are proud to have a team of highly experienced expert training professionals from all over the world.

If you feel you have the right skills to become a part of our training team. Please use the link below.

>Apply Now

Copyright © Zoe Talent Solutions 2020

Live Online Training

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to offer live online webinar training classes for all of our courses.


You can participate in our training sessions with the safety & comfort of your own home or office. This helps you fulfill your learning requirements, while availing massive discount on regular course fees.


Register for a live online session now.


To register for a course, please fill the information request form on the course page, or reach us through the live chat or WhatsApp using the apps below.