Poster programme

The Poster Programme was initiated in 1993 to encourage students to study and discuss international taxation. This initiative aims at introducing young academics and professionals to the IFA network. Therefore, IFA expects them to become acquainted with the organisation, the scientific work and procedures of the association, so that they will be able to take an active part in IFA's work in the future.

The programme is open to a maximum of ten students graduating in international taxation who are writing a thesis on a theoretical or practical subject.

IFA offers participants the possibility to:

  • Attend the Congress free of registration fee (they are to bear their own travel and accommodation expenses);
  • Exhibit a Poster, indicating the main issues and parts of their thesis, in the Congress premises near the various book exhibitors;
  • Discuss with interested Congress participants the issues of their thesis, exchanging their views with internationally recognised academics and professionals and other experts.

Poster Programme 2019

A Poster Programme will also be organised at the 2019 Congress in London, United Kingdom.

Subject: Theoretical or practical subject on international taxation;
Language: English
Open to: A maximum of 10 students graduating in international taxation who are writing a thesis, whether they are members of the Association or not.
Application details: Brief outline of 2-3 pages describing the scope of the thesis, as well as a c.v. and one or more letters of recommendation, preferably by a professor/doctor of the university or institute who ideally is also an IFA member. On the basis of these submitted documents, the selection will be made. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Anja van Zwietering, 
Submission deadline: 1 April 2019.

Please contact the IFA General Secretariat for further details at

Poster Programme 2018

At the occasion of the 2018 Congress in Seoul the following participants were selected for the Poster Programme:

  • Ann Kayis-Kumar (Australia): "Taxing multinationals: Preventing tax base erosion through the reform of cross-border intercompany deductions".
  • Desiree Auer (Austria) "VAT GAP in the European Union - Mechanisms to avoid fraud in value added tax".
  • Amanda Duque dos Santos (Brazil): "Government pensions under the OECD Model Convention".
  • Louise Fjord Kjaersgaard (Denmark): "Payments related to cloud computing block chain technology & 3D printing in international tax treaty law".
  • Selina Reif (Germany): "Global profit split"
  • Gary Rüsch  (Germany): "Linking rules in German tax law - A systematisation of correspondence, switch -over- and subject-to-tax-clauses".
  • Haruhiko Hori (Japan): "Unilateral countermeasures and double taxation elimination in international taxation".
  • Sieb Kingma (Netherlands): "Global tax governance in the Post-BEPS era". 
  • Claire (Xue) Peng (China, People's Rep. of): "Location-specific advantages: Modified application of the arm's length principle". 
  • Svitlana Buriak (Ukraine): "The value chain analysis of different models of multinational highly digitalised companies and specific methods for profit attribution".

Poster Programme 2017

At the occasion of the 2017 Congress in Rio de Janeiro the following participants were selected for the Poster Programme:

  • Robin Damberger (Austria): “Scope of the multilateral instrument”
  • Sven Hentschel (Germany): “The attribution of profits to permanent establishments in a digitalized economy: Options for reform with particular focus on the arm's length principle”
  • Thomas Kipka (Germany): “Business restructurings and function shifting legislation in lights of the arm's length principle and BEPS”
  • Pedro Guilherme Lindenberg Schoueri (Brazil): “Fundamental conflicts of international legal frameworks in the area of harmful tax competition: The modified nexus approach”
  • Matthias Mayer (Austria): “The interest limitation rule according to BEPS Action 4 and Article 4 and Article 4 of the anti-tax avoidance directive”
  • Alexandra Miladinovic (Austria): “Selectivity and transfer pricing in EU state aid law”
  • Sofia Rampitsch (Austria): “Government pensions under the OECD model convention”
  • Dhruv Sanghavi (India/Netherlands): “Resolving structural flaws in income tax treaties”
  • Julia Sinnig (Germany): “Tax challenges of the digital economy - Taxation of personal data in the e-economy”
  • Svetlana Wakounig (Slovenia): “The mandatory disclosure rules according to BEPS Action 12”

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