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International Taxation

Georgetown offers a Certificate program in the increasingly important field of international taxation.  The Certificate is open to both U.S. and foreign-trained lawyers, and can be completed together with a tax degree or on a stand-alone basis.  The Certificate in International Taxation can also be completed entirely online.

U.S.-Trained Lawyers and Online Students (U.S. and Foreign-Trained)

The Certificate requires the completion of 10 credits of coursework in international taxation, including the following courses:

-       U.S. Inbound International Taxation

-       U.S. Outbound International Taxation

-       Tax Treaties

-       Survey of Transfer Pricing (available online) orTransfer Pricing: Selected Topics

-        One additional course in international taxation (a minimum of 2 credits). Advanced International Taxation is available for students completing the Certificate online.

All students must have successfully completed a course in basic federal income taxation or take Georgetown’s online course,Foundations of Federal Income Taxation, prior to enrolling in the Certificate program.  All students must have also completed a basic course in corporate taxation or completeCorporate Income Tax Law I in their first semester as part of the Certificate program (requiring the completion of twelve credits to complete the program).

Foreign-Trained Resident Tax LL.M. Students

Foreign-Trained lawyers may complete the Certificate in International Taxation with the Tax LL.M. degree.  The Certificate requires the completion of 10 credits of coursework in international taxation, including the following courses:

-       U.S. Taxation of International Transactions (Fall semester)

-       Tax Treaties (Spring Semester)

-       Survey of Transfer Pricing (Fall semester) orTransfer Pricing: Selected Topics (Spring semester)

-        Three additional credits of coursework in international taxation


To learn more about the Certificate in International Taxation, please contact:

Professor Stafford Smiley

Faculty Advisor – International Tax Program

Telephone: (202) 662-9906

E-mail: smileys1@georgetown.edu

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