Principles of International Taxation

This module is based on the OECD Model Convention, and is compulsory for all candidates. The focus is on key issues such as Principles of International Tax Law, Residence, Double Taxation Conventions and Treaty interpretation, transfer pricing, the work of the OECD and international tax avoidance. Please see the Syllabus for full details, or download the syllabus extract below.

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This exam consists of two parts. Part A consists of five essay-type questions worth 25 marks each. Part B consists of two scenario-type questions worth 25 marks each. Candidates are required to answer four questions in total, including at least one question from each part.

This exam is currently offered in the June and December ADIT exam sessions.


Preparing for the exam

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Sitting the exam

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