The LL.M. in International Taxation is a one-year course of study that features an outstanding tax faculty of renowned teachers and scholars, and shares the tradition of excellence that marks the Graduate Tax Program at UF Law.
NEW: UF Law International Tax Program is offering a four-day summer tax reform course in Miami. Learn more.
UF Law and East China University of Political Science & Law are co-hosting a tax symposium in Shanghai. Learn more.
Welcome to the international tax program at University of Florida Levin College of Law! The international tax program builds upon the law school’s renowned graduate tax program, historically ranked as one of the best in the country. It is unique among graduate tax programs in offering courses taught primarily by full-time dedicated faculty. The small class sizes allow for an enriching academic experience for each student. Visiting faculty and lecturers share their practice experience and government knowledge to further enrich the experience.
There is no better time to be studying international tax law. The international tax world is going through major transitions, and studying the topic in this environment will present you with the skills to be on the cutting edge of practice. At the same time, the robust debate currently taking place in the U.S. on reform of the U.S. tax system means that your studies will be of highest relevance to current political and economic events taking place on a global scale. To be studying tax law in the U.S. while the country is engaging in a debate over tax reform is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
I am tremendously excited about what the new academic year will bring for the law school’s tax program, and the international tax program in particular. We have hired additional faculty and are introducing new courses to enhance the already rich offerings of the law school’s tax programs. I have no doubt that you will find the year to be a rewarding one, in which you will have invaluable opportunities to expand your academic knowledge and develop rewarding contacts and friendships that will be useful over the course of your career.
The University of Florida Levin College of Law Graduate Tax Program is widely recognized by tax scholars and practitioners nationwide as one of the nation’s leading programs for the advanced study of tax law. Its one-year course of study in international taxation leads to the degree of Masters of Laws. The program is designed for full-time degree candidates, with classes held during the day. Our program also offers the nation’s only Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) in Taxation degree.
The LL.M. in International Taxation is designed primarily for international students. Graduates of law schools outside the U.S. will be considered for admission on the basis of outstanding credentials, including the applicant’s potential for distinguished performance in the program, academic record, professional experience and geographical factors.Admission to the LL.M. in International Taxation degree program will be for the fall semester. Class sizes are typically small to ensure a robust academic experience for all students.
For details on the application and admissions process, visit the LL.M. and S.J.D. Admissions page.
The International tax LL.M program is led by renowned scholars in the field. The program is enriched by the full faculty of the graduate tax program and the other resources available the University of Florida.
Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria)
Bocconi University (Milan, Italy)
Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
The LL.M. in International Taxation is designed as a challenging and rewarding one-year course of study for full-time students that will help prepare them for careers in tax law. The degree requires the satisfactory completion of 26 semester credit hours in taxation or other approved courses, with at least 13 of these credit hours in international tax courses, and with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Most tax courses are 2-credit or 3-credit courses.
The curriculum for the LL.M. in International Taxation provides extensive and in-depth study of major problems and issues in international taxation and includes courses and coverage in:
For a complete list of courses offered, visit the courses section of the LL.M. in Taxation page.
Note: Course offerings vary from year to year. Contact the Graduate Tax Office for information on current courses.
From July 23-26, UF Law’s International Tax Program will offer a four-day intensive course in Miami to deconstruct the recent U.S. tax reform and the changes it has brought to the U.S. tax rules, relevant to cross-border investments.
The course will allow participants to learn from UF Law faculty as well as experienced practitioners from Miami, New York City and Washington D.C.
The course is designed primarily for non-U.S. practitioners and will provide an overview of the technical changes to the rules for non-U.S. persons investing into the U.S., as well as changes to the rules governing U.S. persons’ investments overseas.
Topics to be covered include: a refresher on U.S. tax rules; the policy of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; changes to the rules governing outbound taxation including the new minimum tax (GILTI); the export incentive (FDII); complications involving application of the rules to private investors; new limitations on interest expense deductibility; the new Base Erosion Minimum Tax (BEAT); new rules governing transactions involving hybrid instruments and hybrid entities; inbound investment into US real estate; changes to the taxation of U.S. pass through businesses; cross-border estate planning implications, and more.
More details and registration are available here.
Tuition for the Graduate Tax Program for the 2018-2019 academic year is $21,211.06 for Florida residents and $37,993.80 for non-residents. There is also a $200 events fee.
Although expenses can vary considerably, the College of Law estimates that students can anticipate the following additional expenses for Fall/Spring.
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While U.S. News and World Report ranks University of Florida among the Top 50 best law schools in the country, it rises to the Top five for affordability based on in-state tuition and fees plus cost of living, according to American Bar Association data. UF Law’s tuition and fees are close to half the cost of many of its competitors in the northeast and competitive with other law schools across the south.
Admitted students are considered for all available financial aid, including scholarships and research assistantship appointments that may significantly reduce the cost of attending.
For more information and applications, please contact the financial aid coordinator at the Levin College of Law, Ms. Jordan Masters, at email@example.com. Short-term loans in limited amounts may be made available through the Graduate Tax Program.