• International Fiscal Association – opportunities for youthful tax researchers

    The IFA offers a number of awards to encourage researchers in international taxation. Even if you are past the age to take advantage of these do you have any students or younger colleagues who may be interested?

    Click on the headings below for full details.

    Next year’s IFA Congress will be held in Seoul, Rep. of Korea from 2 – 6 September 2018.

     

    Poster Programme

    A Poster Programme will be organised at the 2018 Seoul Congress. Anyone willing to take part in the programme is invited to submit an application before 1 April 2018.

    The programme is open to a maximum of ten students graduating in international taxation who are writing a thesis on a theoretical or practical subject.

    IFA offers them the possibility :

    • to attend the Congress free of registration fee (they are to bear their own travel and accommodation expenses);
    • to exhibit a Poster, indicating the main issues and parts of their thesis, in the Congress premises near the various book exhibitors;
    • to discuss with interested Congress participants the issues of their thesis, exchanging their views with internationally recognised academics and professionals and other experts.

     

     

    IFA President YIN Scientific Award

    This Award is awarded for an article published in a qualified medium, furthering the understanding of international fiscal law or comparative tax law, providing practical solutions to problems arising in cross-border transactions or situations.

    Only members of the Young IFA Network (YIN) under 35 years of age on the 31st of July of the year in which the Award is assigned may compete.

    Articles entered for the Award should be submitted before or on the 1st of April of the year in which the Award is assigned.

    The article must have been published in a tax periodical of international distribution, a liber amicorum (or mélange or Festschrift) with international authors, a collection of international contributions to seminars or of master theses, and the like, in the calendar year before the year in which the Award is assigned. Only individual papers bearing the name of the author may be submitted to compete for the Award. Articles submitted by several authors are excluded.

    The winner will receive a memento, a certificate and an invitation to attend the Congress during which the Prize is awarded, as well as an amount of €1,000, delivered by the IFA President at the annual IFA Congress’ YIN Meet and Greet session. In addition to the recommendation for the Award, the Jury can issue honourable mentions.

     

    Mitchell B. Carroll Prize

    In order to encourage scientific work, the IFA has instituted a Prize as a tribute to its first Honorary President, Mitchell B. Carroll. This Prize is awarded for a work dealing with international fiscal questions, comparative fiscal law or local fiscal law with the emphasis on the relationships with the fiscal law of foreign jurisdictions. Competition for the Prize is open to lawyers, accountants and economists. There is an age limit of 40.

    Papers entered for the Prize for a given year should be submitted on or before the 1st of April.

    The winner will receive a medal and an invitation to attend the Congress during which the Prize is awarded, as well as an amount of €5,000.

     

    Maurice Laure Prize

    The Prize is awarded to encourage scientific work on international indirect taxation. The Prize is named in honour of Maurice Lauré, who was instrumental in the first implementation of the Value Added Tax system, now applied in more than 160 jurisdictions.

    You must under 40 years of age on the 31st of July of the year in which the Prize is awarded.

    Papers entered for the Prize for a given year should be submitted on or before the 1st of April.

    The winner will receive a medal and an invitation to attend the Congress, exempted from the payment of the Congress registration fee, during which the Prize is awarded, as well as an amount of €5,000.

     

    IFA Research Associate Position 2018/2019 – closing date 1 February 2018

    Annually IFA engages a Research Associate who assists the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) in selecting Congress Subjects and Seminar topics.

    Who should apply?
    Candidates with an academic background in taxation, particularly international taxation, some work experience and a working knowledge of English and one or (preferably) two other languages.

    Where and When?
    The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam will provide scientific and logistical support. The researcher will be provided with an office and other support services in the IBFD in Amsterdam for a period of at least six months, ideally beginning in August and ending January/February of the following year. Candidates applying for this position must be able to make themselves available full-time for the entire period.

     

     

     

     

     

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