IBFD – Tax Research Platform


IBFD offers a comprehensive package of international and country-specific tax materials, searchable by format, topic, or country.

IBFD Tax Research Platform is a portal of the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation with databases, journals, guides and books. It provides information on international and cross-border taxation, containing tax treaties, descriptions of tax systems by country and fiscal documentation.

The IBFD Platform offers a multitude of ways to search for the information you need. You can start your search by selecting a collection, a country, a region, a special topic, practice area or through a(n) (advanced) full-text search. After the first search criterion has been executed you can further refine your search by using the options presented in the left frame.

Search tab: Allows you to narrow your search by using the drop down bars on the left side to select certain types of information (e.g. publication, collection, topic), or simply narrow your search geographically. It is also possible to enter a specific subject in the keyword box. Every time you enter a search item or narrow the searches, your selections appear at the top of the screen. To undo a previous selection simply click it away at the top of the screen (x).
Tools tab: Explains what tools are included in the platform, along with a brief description of how to use them.

Performing a search will search the collections the Library subscribes to. In order to execute a search of all IBFD’s collections, untick the checkbox at the top of the left frame entitled ‘My Subscriptions only’ before performing the search. Of course, you can only access the documents yielded by the search results if you have a subscription to them. Documents shown in grey are not accessible.

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