International Tax Treaties

  • Credits: 2
  • Format: OnDemand® Webinar
  • Field of Study: Federal Tax Law
  • Author/Speaker: Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA, A PLLC
Course ID: Advanced Preparation: Experience Level:
EWTFM-T-01799-21-O | 6233-CE-0520 None Overview
Published Date: Program Prerequisites: Other Course Formats:
© April 2020 Basic Understanding of International Tax Self-Study Video | Self-Study Audio | Live Webinar
COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course presents an overview of tax treaties and how they are used in structuring transactions and determining the tax impact of cross-border transactions. It discusses the ordering rules for local laws versus treaty laws, and the purpose of the tax treaties in avoiding and eliminating double taxation to promote trade and investment. The participant will learn about planning opportunities to contemplate when structuring foreign operations.

This course is suitable for Corporate tax and finance executives, directors, managers and staff, CPAs, CAs Enrolled Agents, accountants, attorneys, and business/financial advisors who work with and advise businesses that have cross-border operations and issues. All in-house and public practice professionals involved with international tax compliance and planning will benefit from this timely and insightful seminar.

Learning Objectives:

After reading the course material, you will be able to:

  • Be able to discuss common treaty provisions in the US Model Treaty.
  • Understand typical reduced withholding rates on dividends, interest, and royalties.
  • Describe the purpose of income tax treaties in the tax regimes of countries.
  • Acquire a better understanding of the international tax environment.
  • Recognize qualifications for a permanent establishment
  • Describe the rules by which a taxpayer must disclose a tax position to the IRS for claiming treaty benefits that conflict with the IRC.
  • Ascertain mutual agreement procedures between the taxing authorities of two treaty countries in cases of double taxation.
  • Recognize when a company/citizen would need to file Form W8-BEN with the IRS to claim treaty benefits for US tax withholding.

Who Should Attend:
  • All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
  • Enrolled Agents (EAs)
  • Tax Return Preparers (TRPs)

Qualifies and Approved with all State Boards of Accountancy and the following sponsorship’s:
NASBA
IRS
CTEC