A Review of Common Income Tax Treaty Provisions and Uses

Date: Monday, July 15, 2024
Instructor: Robert J. Misey
Begin Time:  11:00am Pacific Time
12:00pm Mountain Time
1:00pm Central Time
2:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

U.S. tax treaties contain vital information for businesses as they provide an "alternative" version of tax law that often supersedes the Internal Revenue Code in international transactions. Properly advise your management team or clients on how to plan for tax savings and avoid key compliance problems by gaining a complete understanding of how the key provisions contained in most U.S. tax treaties can affect their business.

Topics Covered

  • Determining the country of residence for individuals and entities
  • Taxation of business profits attributable to permanent establishments: the various standards
  • Exemptions for personal services income
  • Reduced withholding rates on dividends, interest and royalties
  • Gains on the disposition of property
  • The limitation on benefits provisions that are designed to prevent treaty shopping
  • The Competent Authorities and their procedures
  • Compliance with respect to treaty-based return positions
  • Specific disclosure requirements and their waiver
  • Using Forms W-8BEN and W-8BEN-E to show entitlement to treaty benefits

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose of income tax treaties in the tax regimes of countries
  • Identify common provisions in the U.S. Model Treaty
  • Prepare Form 8833 for a taxpayer claiming the benefits of a treaty that conflicts with the Internal Revenue Code


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Registration Options
Individual In-person Group Remote Group
*Note: 3 or more qualifies for discounted Group Participant Fee
Regular Fee $120.00
Group Participant Fee $79.00

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