Global Perspectives on Income Taxation Law

Reuven S. Avi-Yonah; Nicola Sartori; Omri Marian

In Global Perspectives on Income Taxation Law, Reuven Avi-Yonah, Nicola Sartori, and Omri Marian cover basic, corporate and international tax law from a comparative perspective. The book both supplements readings in US tax law courses and serves as a textbook for a comparative tax law class. The book starts with a theoretical analysis of the field of comparative tax law. It then follows the usual order of topics covered in a basic tax course as taught in most U.S. law schools, and for each topic, the authors highlight possible alternatives or policy choices. The authors frequently consider the U.S. approach as a benchmark, comparing it with approaches used in other countries which form an interesting contrast, or a telling similarity. They consider the multiple purposes of studying comparative tax law: helping to advance successful tax reforms, cultural understanding, political values, legal harmonization, and a better understanding of domestic tax laws.


Ch. 1: Some Theoretical Aspects of Comparative Taxation
Ch. 2: Taxable Income
Ch. 3: Deductions
Ch. 4: The Taxpaying Unit
Ch. 5: Tax Accounting
Ch. 6: Taxation of Gains and Losses
Ch. 7: Tax Avoidance
Ch. 8: Selected Business Tax Issues
Ch. 9: Selected International Tax Issues


Reuven S. Avi-Yonah is the Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law and Director of the International Tax LLM Program at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches the basic course on taxation and courses on international taxation, corporate taxation, tax treaties and transnational law. He has published numerous articles on domestic and international tax issues, and is the author of International Tax as International Law: U.S. Tax Law and the International Tax Regime (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007) and U.S. International Taxation: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 2nd ed. 2005, with Brauner & Ring), and co-editor of Comparative Fiscal Federalism: Comparing the U.S. Supreme Court and European Court of Justice Tax Jurisprudence (Kluwer, 2007). ; Nicola Sartori holds a temporary chair in International and comparative taxation at the University of Modena Law School, Italy, and is also in Comparative law and economics of taxation at the International University College of Turin, Italy. He holds a degree in Law and Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Bocconi University, Milan, a Ph.D in Tax Law from the University of Milan - Bicocca, and a LL.M. in International Taxation and a S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.; Omri Marian practices tax law at the New York Office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He holds a degree in Law and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, and an LL.M. in International Taxation and an S.J.D., from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann-Arbor, Michigan.