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14 weeks of U.S. international tax, EU tax, and transfer pricing case studies starts January 11

Posted by William Byrnes on October 6, 2020

Texas A&M University School of Law’s online international tax risk management graduate curricula for industry professionals has attracted over 160 enrollment this fall semester. Apply now for courses that begin January 11 spring semester. See example case study team based discussions, library access, meet the faculty via the YouTube link weekly topic here. Courses are limited to maximum 30 participants.

Texas A&M, annual budget of $6.3 billion (FY2020), is the largest U.S. public university, one of only 60 accredited U.S. universities of the American Association of Universities (R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity) and one of only 17 U.S. universities that hold the triple U.S. federal grant of Land, Sea, and Space!


Transfer Pricing Risk Management: Tangibles, Methods, Economics, and Data (William Byrnes lead professor, weekly leader below, several other guests join for discussions and case studies)

Team-based case studies are live each Monday and Friday at 9am Central time.

  • Week 1 January 13 Arm’s Length Standard (v Formulary Approach) Dr. Bruno Da Silva 
  • Week 2 Jan 20 CUP & Comparables  Dr. Lorraine Eden
  • Week 3 Jan 27 Cost Plus & Resale Minus  Dr. George Salis
  • Week 4 Feb 3: Comparable Profits Method & TNMM Dr. George Salis
  • Week 5 Feb 10 Profit Split Dr. George Salis
  • Week 6 Feb 17 Best Method Dr. Lorraine Eden 

Transfer Pricing Risk Management: Intangibles and Services (William Byrnes lead professor) Team-based case studies are live each Monday and Friday at 9am Central time.

  • Week 1 March 2 Intangibles Royalty Rates CUT, CPM  Dr. Debora Correa Talutto
  • Week 2 March 16 CSA Intangibles Buy In/Out Dr. George Salis
  • Week 3 March 23 Digital Business Unitary Apportionment Dr. Bruno Da Silva
  • Week 4 March 30 Digital Value Chain, Internet of Things Dr. Lorraine Eden
  • Week 5 April 6 U.S. v OECD v UN Manual case study Extractive Industries, Financing Hafiz Choudhury
  • Week 6 April 13 Restructuring the Business, Services case study Hafiz Choudhury
  • Week 7 Capstone Hand-On Week with Financial databases “Tax Technology and the future of Transfer Pricing” Dr. Debora Correa Talutto April 20 – 26: Thomson OneSource, BvD (Moodys), and CrossBorder AI Solutions Dr. Debora Correa Talutto & William Byrnes

U.S. Tax Risk Management (Data, Analytics & Technology) 3 credits (Tuesday and Sunday at 8am Central Standard Dallas time zone)

  • Week 1 January 10, 2021 Outbound / FDII Melissa Muhammad (IRS LB&I) melissamuhammadesq@gmail.com
  • Week 2 January 17, 2021 Inbound / BEAT Melissa Muhammad
  • Week 3 January 24, 2021 [check the box] Form 1120 Documentation: Neelu Mehrotra: EY mehrotra.neelu@gmail.com
  • Week 4 January 31, 2021 [Subpart F & GILTI, PTEP ] Form 5471 Documentation: Neelu Mehrotra: EY
  • Week 5 February 7, 2021 M&A or topic and Neelu Mehrotra: EY
  • Week 6 February 14, 2021 FTCs; wrap-up: Melissa Muhammad 

E.U. Tax Risk Management 3 credits (Tuesday and Sunday at 8am Central Dallas time zone)

  • Week 1 February 28, 2021 General Framework & Fundamental Freedoms
  • Week 2 March 7, 2021 P/S + Interest / Royalty
  • Week 3 March 21, 2021 M&A directive
  • Week 4 March 28, 2021 Cross-Border Losses
  • Week 5 April 4, 2021 Free Movement of Capital (investment funds)
  • Week 6 April 11, 2021 ATAD, DAC 6, Abuse – Dr. Bruno da Silva
  • Capstone Week: Build a client case study, wrap up

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