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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Global IFA Writing Competitions

IFA Logo (2015)Following up on my previous post, 2018 IFA International Tax Student Writing CompetitionGlobal IFA Writing Competitions (2018):

  • IFA President YIN Scientific Award
  • Mitchell B. Carroll Prize
  • Maurice Lauré Prize

IFA President YIN Scientific Award:

  • Subject: Any topic furthering the understanding of international fiscal law or comparative tax law, providing practical solutions to problems arising in cross border transactions or situations
  • Competition rules
  • Open to: Young IFA Network (YIN) members under 35 years of age as of July 31,2018
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Prize: Euro 1,000, plus a memento, a certificate and an invitation to attend the Congress during which the Prize is awarded, delivered by the IFA President at the annual IFA Congress' YIN Meet and Greet session.

Mitchell B. Carroll Prize
This Prize as a tribute to IFA’s first Honorary President, Mitchell B. Carroll, an American-born citizen of the world.

  • Subject: Any topic dealing with international fiscal questions, comparative fiscal law or local fiscal law with the emphasis on the relationships with the fiscal law of foreign jurisdictions
  • Competition rules 
  • Open to: Any lawyer, accountant or economist under 40 years of age as of July 31,2018, whether an IFA member or not
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Prize: Euro 5,000, plus a medal and an invitation to attend the Congress, exempted from the payment of the Congress registration fee, during which the Prize is awarded. The next IFA Congress will be held in Seoul, Rep. of Korea, September 2-6, 2018.

Maurice Lauré Prize
The Prize is named in honor of Maurice Lauré, who was instrumental in the first implementation of the Value Added Tax system, now applied in more than 160 jurisdictions

  • Subject: Any topic devoted to international indirect fiscal law, comparative indirect tax law, or local indirect tax law having an important relation with fiscal law in foreign jurisdictions
  • Competition rules
  • Open to: Any lawyer, accountant or economist under 40 years of age as of July 31,2018, whether an IFA member or not
  • Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Prize: Euro 5,000, plus a medal and an invitation to attend the Congress, exempted from the payment of the Congress registration fee, during which the Prize is awarded. The next IFA Congress will be held in Seoul, Rep. of Korea, September 2-6, 2018.

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