Legal Design of Taxation Frameworks Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region (TLWD)

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Course No.: ST 18.13
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Date: May 28, 2018-June 1, 2018 (1 Week)
Language: English

Target Audience:

Lawyers from ministries of finance or tax authorities responsible for legal aspects of fiscal policy making. The course is conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.


Participants should have five years of relevant work experience and solid knowledge of fiscal and tax law.

Course Description:

This course, presented by IMF Legal Department staff and outside experts, focuses on current 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.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Explain the links between various aspects of fiscal law and their implications.
  • Identify key legal and current policy issues and best practice approaches to addressing them, such as through law reform.
  • Identify legal design approaches that have proven effective, based on cross-jurisdictional experiences shared by presenters and fellow participants.

Important Note for Online Courses:

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Important Note for Internal Economics Training Courses:

Internal Economics Training (IT) courses are self-financed. The IMF will not charge officials for attending courses. However, all travel, insurance, hotel, and living costs will need to be covered by the agency sponsoring the participants.