Post Qualification Diploma in International Taxation
October, 29th 2016
About the Diploma in International Taxation
Tax laws in India are becoming more and more complex. Globalization of economies,
signing and review of free trade agreements, increase in the number of cross border
transactions, mergers, acquisitions, tax treaties, transfer pricing etc. have added to these
To help our members to build the capacities in the area of international taxation, the ICAI
through its dedicated Committee on International Taxation has been conducting a
certificate course on International Taxation for its members since 2009. After successfully
organizing certificate course for six years, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
with the approval of Ministry of Corporate Affairs has brought out a Post Qualification
Diploma in International Taxation for its members. The Diploma course will benefit our
professionals in industry as well in practice to acquire specialized knowledge in the area of
International Taxation and take the profession to the yet newer heights.
Vision behind this initiative
Benchmarking skill sets and Delivering innovation.......
Keeping pace with growing complexities of businesses, cross border investments,
acquisitions, trade and technological innovations, tax laws are becoming more and more
complex. Globalization of economies, signing and review of free trade agreements and tax
treaties coupled with more rigorous application of anti avoidance measures by various
jurisdictions, add to these complexities. Though compliance with tax laws is being
simplified, at the same time cost of non-compliance is increasing.
Since our professionals are competent and well prepared to take up the challenges involved
in working in the borderless world, ICAI too is geared up to support them in respect of the
required knowledge up-dation.
The syllabus of this course has been thoughtfully designed by the stalwarts in the
profession to ensure that the member acquire working knowledge and are able to identify
and resolve specific problem areas in a variety of practical situations. Considering the
necessity for providing dedicated and focused guidance, equal weightage has been given to
the subjects of "Transfer Pricing" and "International Tax".
The background material of the course has been written and reviewed by eminent experts
in the area of taxation. This course, if completed, would provide an aspiring practitioner the
desired confidence to practice in this complex and upcoming field. As there are only few
chartered accountants who are practicing in this area, there are plentiful of professional
opportunities available for the person who masters in this.
Keeping oneself updated with the current and potential compliance and tax issues continue
to be a major focus area of every business decision maker. Tax laws have a bearing in every
business decision, whether it is relating to transactions with related or non related parties;
in the domestic or global markets or structuring of business or entering into new business
areas. Sweeping changes are being made in the tax laws all across the globe. Organisations
that are a part of a multinational group have to evaluate the implications of the probable
anticipated changes. They will also need to keep an eye on the tax administrative and
legislative developments in India and also in other jurisdictions where they operate.
Undoubtedly, this will widen the scope of practice for our chartered accountants in the area
of international taxation.
This course has been designed to provide necessary exposure and practical approach to
our members in this area. This field has been offering a lot of professional opportunities for
our members, which needs to be tapped. At present, the members practicing in this area
are not in proportion to the opportunities available. Thus, ICAI took this initiative to
encourage its members, particularly, the young members to take up international taxation
as an area of practice.
Our chartered accountants perfectly fit in the much required advisory role in the area of
International taxation and this course will gear them up to face the challenges involved in
this upcoming professional opportunity.
a) To gain working knowledge of the provisions of International taxation laws.
b) To acquire an analytical approach to apply the working knowledge to specific problem
areas in a variety of practical situations.
Details of Diploma in International Taxation
1. Course Structure
(i) The Diploma in International Taxation shall include 120 hours International taxation
Professional Training (INTT PT) and Assessment Test (INTT AT).
(ii) A candidate who has successfully passed the Diploma in International Taxation shall be
awarded a Diploma certificate in the appropriate form and be entitled to use the letters
`DIIT (ICAI)' after his name.
2. Papers and syllabus for the International taxation Assessment test (INTT AT)
A candidate for International taxation Assessment Test shall be examined in the following
Paper 1 - International Tax - Transfer pricing (100 marks)
Paper 2 - International Tax - Practice (100 marks)
Paper 1 International Tax - Transfer pricing
Provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961 and Income tax Rules, 1962 relating to Transfer pricing, OECD
Transfer Pricing Guidelines and multinational Enterprises & tax Administration and UN Transfer
Pricing guidance for developing Countries.
Paper 2 International Tax Practice
a. Provisions of Income-tax Act, 1961 and Income tax Rules, 1962, relevant to International Tax in
India, Principles of International Taxation, Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements, Tax
Information Exchange Agreements, Anti-Avoidance Measures etc
b. Model Tax Conventions (UN, US and OECD), Basics of International tax Structures, International
Financial Centre, other issues in International Taxation which may arise from time to time like
digital economy & e-commerce, financial Instruments and Trusts etc.
c. Any new legislation having impact on International Taxation, introduced from time to time 1
1. The participant will have to undergo 120 hours International taxation Professional Training
(INTT PT) which would cover the above-mentioned syllabus.
2. If new legislations are enacted in place of the existing legislations the syllabus will
accordingly include the corresponding provisions of such new legislations in the place of the
existing legislations with effect from the date of its notification or effectiveness.
3. Conduct of International taxation Assessment test (INTT AT)
A candidate will be eligible to appear for INTT AT after completing minimum of 75% attendance
in course sessions of INTT PT and issue of Eligibility Certificate by the Committee on International
Taxation. The Assessment test will be conducted at such intervals, in such manner and at such
time and places, as the Examination Committee may direct. Candidates are advised to refer to
examination notifications hosted from time to time on the website of the Institute www.icai.org to
ensure compliance of specific requirements of the forthcoming Assessment Tests.
4. Registration and other requirements
A. Schedule of the Course Sessions
The participants would be required to attend the course sessions on weekends
(Saturday and/ or Sunday) from 10.00 AM to 5.30 PM.
B. Minimum Number of Participants
Minimum no. of the participants per batch : 40
Maximum no. of participants : 65
C. Fee Structure
Course Fee: Rs.40,000/- which shall include 120 hour International taxation Professional
Training (INTT PT) and Background Material for the Course.
Members of the ICAI interested in taking the Diploma in International Taxation Course
have to apply for registration to the Course using the Registration Form available with
the DIT Prospectus or by filling the online form available at http://icai.org.
Mode of payment
a) In case of submission of online application for registration, the fee is to be
b) In case of offline registration, a Demand Draft of Rs. 40,000/- drawn in favour
of 'The Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' payable at
New Delhi is to be sent along with duly filled registration form.
Documents to be submitted in both the above cases
a) Copy of duly filled application form.
b) Proof of online payment (in case of online payment)
c) Two copies of recent passport sized photographs and
c) Proof of ICAI membership.
Committee on International Taxation,
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
Hostel Block, 6th Floor,
A-29, Sector-62, Noida (U.P.) - 201309,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, +91 120 3045923
E. CPE Hours
The maximum CPE Hours granted for the course would be as per the minimum
requirement recommended by the CPE Committee, for a Calendar year for the
members in practice. i.e. 30 for the year 2016 as under -
25 CPE Hours on completion of training with necessary attendance
5 CPE Hours shall be granted only after qualifying the INTT AT
The Transition scheme for registrants of Certificate course in International Taxation will be
Registration is Open for Mumbai, Gurgoan and Ahmedabad