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Fall 2023
5387 International Tax - WELLS- 18539

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Taxation 
International Law

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TTH  Location: 200 

Course Outline: This course provides a comprehensive analysis of the two most important fundamental areas of the U.S. income taxation system relevant to cross-border transactions: i) How does the United States tax non-resident aliens and foreign corporations on their income derived from U.S. sources? and, ii) How does the United States tax U.S. persons and U.S. corporations on the income which they receive from sources outside the United States? Specific topics to be covered will include: a) Taxation of U.S. citizens and enterprises organizing businesses and realizing income in foreign locations, including the use of the foreign tax credit and the taxation of tax haven based income b) U.S. and foreign income tax treatment of export and import income c) The possible economic reallocation of income and deductions between U.S. enterprises and related foreign enterprises d) Taxation of (i) foreign portfolio income realized by foreigners in the U.S., (ii) foreign businesses deriving income in the United States and (iii) gains from foreign investment in U.S. real estate; and (e) Foreign currency transactions.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.

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First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/7 1-5pm  311    

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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: 4: 1) Avi-Yonah, et al., U.S. International Taxation, Cases and Materials 5th Edition, West 2022, ISBN: 9781647082291; 2) Isenberg & Wells, International Taxation, Foundation Press Concepts and Insights Series, NEW 5th EDITION 2022 ISBN: 9781636597744; 3) Peroni, International Income Taxation: Code and Regulations — Selected Sections (2023-2024 Edition), CCH, ISBN: 9780808059141; 4) Additional materials on class Canvassite.

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