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International Tax (LAWS 5401)

Course Info

This course examines the U.S. taxation of transactions undertaken by foreign individuals or entities in the U.S. as well as the U.S. taxation of transactions undertaken by U.S. individuals or entities abroad. Major topics that will be covered include determination of the source of income, the taxation of income derived from a U.S. trade or business, the withholding tax regime, taxation of various entities, controlled foreign corporations, the U.S. anti-deferral rules, the U.S. foreign tax credit, taxation of foreign currency transactions and the role of tax treaties.


Prof. Richard Gordon

Prof. Richard Gordon is a Professor of Law, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute, and Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. Prior to joining the CWRU School of Law, Prof. Gordon practiced international tax law in Washington, D.C., taught at Harvard Law School, and worked at the International Monetary Fund.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.

Textbooks for Fall 2018

Study Aids

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