Fiscal Institute Tilburg (FIT)
The Fiscal Institute Tilburg (FIT) is a joint academic institution of the Department of Tax Economics (DTE) of Tilburg School of Economics and management (TISEM) and the Department of Tax Law (DTL) of Tilburg Law School (TLS). Our staff of approximately 70 members makes FIT one of the largest tax departments in Europe. Due to our multidisciplinary nature, research, education and outreach activities benefit from synergies of both departments.
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Through this strong synergetic cooperation quality benefits are realized, which is enhance our research in wide areas of taxation (i.e. domestic tax law, European and International tax law, tax assurance, public finance, taxation of family businesses, tax legal theory, etc.), but also our educational programs, which are ranked as top in class (i.e. BSc Fiscale Economie, MScs Fiscale Economie, International Business Taxation master/LLM).
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This unique approach has been translated into our Bachelor and Master programs. PLG makes an important contribution to the LLB and the LLM Law and the Global Law Bachelor and runs the programs: BSc Public Administration (in Dutch), BSc and MSc of Public Governance (in English), LLM International Law & Global Governance (in English) and LLM European Law and Global Risks (in English).
Social Science Research Network Ranking (July 2021)
The largest Tax Institute in Europe
International and European Tax Moot Court Competition
Every year, four students from one of the study programs of the Fiscal Institute Tilburg take part in the International and European Tax Moot Court Competition. The Institute of Tax Law of KU Leuven and the IBFD organizes the Competition in cooperation with Deloitte.
This seminar in International Tax Law takes place each year. The subject area is 'The European Harmonization of Tax Law' and each year a different theme is explored and studied.
Hofstrapenning 2023 awarded to Inge van Vijfeijken03rd March 2023
On 12 May 2023 Prof. I.J.F.A. (Inge) van Vijfeijken will receive the prestigious Hofstrapenning. The prize will be awarded for the fourteenth time this year.
Tilburg University remains best Dutch university for Law according to THE World University Rankings 2023 by subject26th October 2022
Tilburg University has confirmed its international reputation for teaching and research within the fields of Business & Economics, Law and Psychology with top-50 positions worldwide in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by subject. With a 21st position worldwide in the THE subject ranking for Law, Tilburg University is among the world leaders in this field.
Inaugural lecture Bastiaan Starink: Tax reforms essential for labor market and pensions13th April 2022
Read the augural address (in Dutch) of Prof. Bastiaan Starink. In which he states that it is essential to look at the symbiosis between the labor market, the pension system, and the tax system, because taxation creates the preconditions for all of them.