Fiscal Institute Tilburg

About Fiscal Institute Tilburg

History

On 18 December 1968, the Fiscal Institute Tilburg (FIT) was established as an interfaculty institute at Tilburg University for reasons of organization and coordination. It was felt that the interests of the tax law and tax economics students were better served by a single institute, comprising the Department of Tax Law (Tilburg Law School), the Department of Tax Economics and the Public Finance Section of the Department of Economics (Tilburg School of Economics and Management). The merging of the two student populations considerably improved efficiency.

International Cooperation

In recent years, the FIT initiated international cooperation in the field of tax research as part of its primary objectives of education and research in the area of tax law and tax economics. A strong network - including foreign universities (EUCOTAX) with the FIT as its focal point - has evolved around the 'EUCOTAX Wintercourse', organized as of 1993. This network carries out joint international research programs and has both facilitated a series of guest lectures by foreign tax scholars at Tilburg University and enabled tax scholars from Tilburg to deliver guest lectures abroad.