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The UCT Student Team comprising Rui Carvalho, Imran Daniels, Michael Dewar and Waleed Sahabodien have won the final round of the IBFD GTTC Student Project after oral presentations by Imran Daniels and Waleed Sahabodien in Amsterdam at the IBFD Headquarters. The award was made at the end of a full day conference addressing "The Role of Foreign Court Decisions towards Global Convergence in the Interpretation of Tax Treaties" - also the project title.
A team of four postgraduate tax students participated in a new project which forms part of the Global Tax Treaty Commentaries (GTTC) of the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). The aim of the research project, “The Role of Foreign Court Decisions towards Global Convergence in the Interpretation of Tax Treaties”, is to advance research in the area of treaty interpretation answering one specific question:
Is there evidence of increasing harmonisation in the interpretation of tax treaties in courts through their reference to foreign court decisions?
In an achievement of international acclamation, a UCT team of promising and bright minded international tax masters students have been selected for representation by the University of Leuven and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) for inclusion into the International and European Tax Moot Court Competition in Belgium.
UCT-IBFD Workshop on the New Global Tax Order: Does the South African Controlled Foreign Company regime overprotect the tax base and cause harmful economic effects?
Cape Town, October 10, 2016. Approximately 60 delegates participated in a workshop in Cape Town presented by UCT's Tax Institute for Fiscal Research and the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) to address a key aspect of the new global tax order.
The proceedings of the workshop will stimulate further research within the UCT Tax Institute by staff and postgraduate students for future public dissemination.
UCT academics participate in global project on sustainable tax governance in developing countries.
A much anticipated book that emanated from the conference convened at UCT in November 2014 to mark a century of income tax in South Africa has become available from publisher Juta & Co. The book contains several contributions by UCT academics in addition to leading academics, practitioners and civil servants.
18 February 2016, Cape Town. A successful workshop dedicated to the cross-border taxation of high value service fees was hosted by the staff of the UCT Tax Unit for Fiscal Research in collaboration with the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (IBFD).
News about UCT's participation in NEPAD initiative to develop capacity of African tax administrations in designing and implementing tax policies in the extractive industry.