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About the Programme (February 16th - February 18th, 2011)

Subject: E-Training Programme on Tax Treaties

Background
The Foundation for International Taxation (FIT) has organised a three-day training course on the most important and most practically relevant issues in international tax treaties. It is given by the eminent professors and senior research staff of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at WU in Vienna (Austria). The Institute is renowned as one of the leading academic institutes for the study of international taxation in the world and its Master's programme on the subject is globally recognised.

The course will be held in south Mumbai from February 16-18, 2011. To make the course affordable, the course will be given by the Austrian professors using video conferencing facilities to avoid the costs of their travel and stay in India. The lectures will be given on pre-recorded video tapes in the morning sessions and will be followed in the afternoon by live sessions using video conferencing facilities. These afternoon sessions will enable the participants to interact with the professors in Vienna with their questions and comments in a classroom environment.

This course is meant for professionals in industry as well as in practice with preferably some knowledge of tax treaties e.g. intermediate to advance levels. However, it may also be suitable for participants who are new to the subject provided they prepare themselves using appropriate reading materials in advance. A sound knowledge of Indian domestic tax laws and treaties is desirable. At the end of the course, the participants will have an overview of the theory and practice of Model tax treaties as well as some of the significant international tax issues in treaty interpretation and application. The Foundation for International Taxation will also award an official certificate of attendance to all attendees on successful completion of the course.

Organised by
Foundation for International Taxation
Email: internationaltax.foundation@gmail.com

In Co-operation with
WU Vienna University of Economics & Business
WU Vienna University of
Economics & Business


Location & Timing
The course will be held on
Days: February 16-18, 2011 (3 days)
Time: 09.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 14.00 p.m. to 05.30 p.m.

Each day in the specially equipped video conferencing centre (10th Floor) in the offices of
Nishith Desai Associates,
Auditorium, 104 B, Mittal Court,
Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.

Fee
As an intermediate to advance course in International Tax Treaties given by internationally renowned faculty from the Vienna Institute, the fee has been kept relatively low at Rs 25,000 per participant for this course. A group discount of 20% will be given for three or more participants from the same organisation.

Due to capacity constraints at the video conferencing centre the registration will be limited and strictly based on first-come first served basis.

Registration
For registration please complete the attached form and send it with your fee to
Foundation for International Taxation

622, Maker Chambers V, 6th Floor,
221, Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021
Tel.: +91-22-2202 4259/61
Telefax: +91-22-2202 4260
Email: internationaltax.foundation@gmail.com

Course Co-ordinator
Kiran Umrootkar

In case you have any questions please contact
Uma Sathnur
(Executive Secretary)

January 2011

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