To enhance professional knowledge and foreign language ability of tax officials and cultivate elites in international taxation regime, the Training Institute of the Ministry of Finance (MOFTI) has held the International Taxation Academy since 1984. Every year, the MOFTI invites international scholars and experts to deliver lectures on the latest international taxation trends. Foreign tax officials from friendly countries are also invited to join domestic tax and customs officials in the training courses, share international tax experiences with each other, and create opportunities for mutual cooperation and benefit.
The 2019 International Taxation Academy is held for 3 weeks from 29 July to 16 August. The courses are focused on 3 major themes: 1. Transfer Pricing; 2. From Trumponomics to Tax Reform: idealistic vs. Realistic; and 3. Cross-border e-commerce and new taxation system under digital economy, presented respectively by Dr. James Brant McOmber and Prof. Edward Weite Hsieh from the United States, and Accountant Lin Yi-shian from Taiwan.
Dr. McOmber received his Ph.D. from University of Iowa, and L.L.M and J.D. at Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University, and he is now a senior manager of Transfer Pricing Department of the International Deloitte Accounting Firm. Prof. Hsieh received his Ph.D. from University of Houston, and he is now a professor of Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics, California State University, Los Angeles. And accountant Lin attained his L.L.M. from Leiden University and MA at New York University, and he is now a Partner at Ernst & Young Taiwan.
The MOFTI particularly appreciates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their assistance in inviting 10 tax officials from the Republic of Bulgaria, Cambodia, Kingdom of Eswatini, the Republic of Honduras, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Republic of Paraguay, Saint Lucia, and Thailand. The guests from these 9 countries, along with the domestic tax officials from the Ministry of Finance and the affiliated organizations, will participate in the Academy together and strengthen the international interchange.
The International Taxation Academy, which has been held for 35 years, is well-recognized by foreign and domestic trainees for achieving outstanding results. It enables the participants to exchange international experience through interactive topical learning methods to expand their horizons. During the training period, study visits and cultural activities are also arranged to help experience our culture and promote friendship among participants. The ITA is an important platform for the exchange of information on international taxation between the Ministry of Finance and other countries.
(Esther Chang 886-2-86632399, ext. 205)