General Information

About the course

This course seeks to promote the use of international tax information exchange by tax administrations from a better understanding of the concepts, methodologies and specific practical application of this essential tool for the tax control of taxpayers operating at global level. The following topics will be developed during the course:

– Information Exchange within the framework of public international law

– Bilateral administrative assistance in tax issues. OECD/CIAT/UN and FATCA law instrument models

– Multilateral Assistance in Tax Matters Agreement and Information Exchange within the Framework of the BEPS Plan

– Identification of the Final Beneficiary

– International evaluation of countries and overseas territories in relation to transparency and international information exchange

– Organization and management of tax information exchange

– Use of information exchange in risk analysis and the selection of cases to be audited

– The examination function within the framework of international information exchange

Target audience

Tax Administration officials and auxiliary officials working in the tax control areas; related technical and legal areas, as well as for those fulfilling their duties in specialized areas responsible for international issues and in particular for the exchange of information.


The Training Coordination issues academic certificates of approval in digital format, which requires that participants have obtained the minimum passing grade of the course.


November 18, 2024 to March 02, 2025.

Registration Deadline

November 11, 2024.

Offer - Prepaid

Make payment by October 18, 2024 to get a discount:

  • TA Officials: USD 300.00 (Regular Price USD 375.00)
  • General Public: USD 450.00 (Regular Price USD 560.00)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the technical requirements for the CIAT courses?

The participants will need the following tools:

- Internet connection.

- Updated browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).

- Permissions to receive external e-mails.

- Adobe Reader.

- Java.

- Zoom, the tool for synchronous sessions.

How many hours should I dedicate to the course?

For the individual activities, you should dedicate at least one hour a day to review and complete the material. In the case of collaborative work, it varies from one to two hours for the correct development of the work that you have to do, together with your classmates. Generally, we calculate a weekly dedication of 12 to 15 hours. In general, the activities have a closing date on Sundays at 23:55 hours in Panama.

What is a virtual classroom?

The virtual classroom is the space where you will find the study materials, homework, discussion forums, exams and complementary material; in addition, you communicate with the tutor and classmates takes through the option of messages and communication forums. Through these means, you have the possibility to ask questions, resolve your concerns and academic doubts. The tutor will be present throughout your learning and teaching process.

In case of problems, who should I contact?

In order to better assist you and answer your questions, please contact the following:

- For computer assistance: César Trejos ( and Maureen Perez (

- For administrative assistance: Mónica Donoso ( and Maureen Perez (

- For academic assistance: Your tutor (through the platform).

The virtual classroom is equipped with several communication tools to share ideas and information.


What are the steps to withdraw from the course?

Within the first 10 days students must write a message to the Tutor with copy to the Administration with their intention to postpone it; demonstrating that it is due to justified situations of force majeure. The withdrawn student will be entitled to the amount of the payment made and may use it to enroll in the next edition of the training program. He or she will start again from the first lesson.

Alejandro Juarez

Maureen Pérez Álvarez

César Trejos Canto

Mónica Donoso

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