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International Tax Planning

International Tax Planning


Lecturer: Kay Blaufus 


Learning Objectives

This module conveys the abilities and knowledge which are required for the independent resolving of complex international problems of cross-border tax effects on business decisions and tax planning. Learning and using the method of international business taxation is the main feature of this module, allowing the students to independently carry out complex projects within international tax planning even with constantly changing tax law. After completing this module, the students will be able to analyse cross-border situations with reference to tax law and economics as well as to systematically solve and appropriately assess new problems. 


An overview of international taxation, international tax burden comparisons, the influence of taxes on the valuation of multinational companies, taxation of international mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing and international sales tax planning.





Forms of Teaching and Learning Classrooms Presence in Hours Forms of Active Participation Workload in Hours
Lecture, course 3 hours per week Discussion of selected issues, opinions on theses, discussion of tutorial assignments on the course content, working on case studies Lecture attendance 30

Preparation and studying of subject matter 45

Tutorial attendance 15

Preparation before and after tutorial 30

Preparation and taking of exam 30



Language: German or English

Total workload: 150

Module duration: One semester

Module frequency: Every fall semester

Prerequisites: None, however participation in the previous module “Tax Effects and Tax Planning” is strongly advised.