Judicial Interpretation of Tax Treaties is a detailed, comprehensive analytical guide to the interpretation of tax treaties at the national level. The book focuses on how domestic courts interpret and apply the OECD Commentary to the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital. Adopting a global perspective, the book gives a systematic presentation of the main interpretive proposals put forward by the OECD Commentary and analyses selected cases decided in domestic tax systems in order to assess whether and how such solutions are adopted through national judicial process, and indeed which of these are of most practical value.
The book operates on two levels: firstly, it sets out a clear and comprehensive framework of tax treaty law, which will be an important tool for any tax practitioner. Secondly, the book provides crucial guidance on issues of tax treaty law as applied at domestic level such as investment or business income, dispute resolution, and administrative cooperation.
• a detailed and structured introduction to the main issues of tax treaties
• ideal for practitioners requiring a grounding in the functioning of tax treaty law
• concise summaries of the relevant issues, cases, and problems for each discrete chapter
• offers a basic ‘globalized’ handbook that is missing in the current literature about judicial application of tax treaties.
This comprehensive treatment of tax treaty law is a ready reference for tax practitioners and scholars, as well as an essential introduction for non-specialists. The book can also be used as a companion to courses in international taxation.