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IBFD Head Office

September 28, 2016 04:54 ET

IBFD Acquires Leading International Tax Work -- Roy Rohatgi's Basic International Taxation

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS --(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - Since its launch, Basic International Taxation by Roy Rohatgi has served as a leading reference work for tax professionals and students worldwide. This modern-day classic gives a comprehensive explanation of the basic principles of international taxation, as well as the practical application of key concepts.

Roy Rohatgi and IBFD have now joined forces to ensure the book's legacy for decades to come. Under an agreement signed by both parties on 26 September 2016, IBFD will take over the revision and publication of the book. Roy Rohatgi continues as author and will be joined as co-author by Belema Obuoforibo, Director of the IBFD Knowledge Centre.

"We are pleased with this venture between IBFD and Roy Rohatgi," said Maarten Goudsmit, Commercial and Publishing Director of IBFD. "We look forward to a successful and fruitful collaboration over the years to come."

"Basic International Taxation is long established as an invaluable guide to students and tax practitioners worldwide," stated Belema Obuoforibo. "The acquisition of this book fits squarely within IBFD's mission to be the foremost provider of international tax information."

This project is one further step in a strong relationship between IBFD and Roy Rohatgi. IBFD recently became co-organizer, together with Professor Rohatgi, of the prestigious International Taxation Conference. The first joint conference will be held in Mumbai in December 2016.

"I am delighted to be working so closely with an organization of IBFD's calibre," said Professor Rohatgi. "I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership that will create even more value for the world of international taxation."

The release of the fully-revised edition of Basic International Taxation is scheduled for the second half of 2018.

About Roy Rohatgi
Roy Rohatgi is an international consultant in strategic management and international taxation. He is the Managing Trustee of the Foundation for International Taxation, the organizers of the annual International Tax Conference in Mumbai (which he personally initiated). He is also a professor in international taxation at the Graduate International Tax Program at St Thomas University, Miami, and the Academic Director of the diploma course organized by the Financial Services Promotion Agency in Mauritius. Roy retired as a partner in the worldwide firm of Arthur Andersen in the early nineties after 24 years. Roy is mentioned in the Debrett's People of Today in the United Kingdom as someone with real impact and influence in the United Kingdom and throughout the world.

About IBFD

IBFD is a leading international provider of cross-border tax expertise, with a long-standing history of supporting and contributing to tax research and academic activities. As an independent foundation, IBFD utilizes its global network of tax experts and Knowledge Centre to serve Fortune 500 companies, governments, international consultancy firms and tax advisors. Headquartered in Amsterdam, IBFD has regional offices in Beijing, Washington and Kuala Lumpur. IBFD's Library and Information Centre is widely regarded as the world's leading research facility in the field of international and comparative taxation.

Renowned as the expertise portal in the field of cross-border taxation and legislation, IBFD's powerful Tax Research Platform allows tax practitioners around the world to access a wealth of reliable and valuable content, enabling faster and more effective work.

IBFD's complete coverage further includes courses, journals and books, and a Master's in International Tax Law (in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam). IBFD also offers government consultancy and individual client research services.

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