Tax Planning and Compliance for International Airline Professionals (classroom)



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About the course

3-day (24 hours) classroom course

IATA Aeronautical Information Management (AIM) aviation training course

IATA’s Tax Planning and Compliance for International Airline Professionals course will provide you with the insight and knowledge on direct and indirect taxation related to the aviation sector, as well as the tax treatment of flight and cabin crew members. You will learn about the basic tax principles applying to the airline industry, the various tax touchpoints across an air journey, the current complexities relevant to taxation in the aviation industry and the necessary skills to identify critical issues to mitigate the tax risks your business may face.

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Course code: TALG-16

Course format


  • Recommended level is Entry-level and Intermediate.
  • The recommended level of language proficiency is ICAO Operational Level 4 for courses in English or the equivalent level for other languages.

How to register

In-house training

To arrange in-house training for your company, please complete the in-house training request form or contact the Training Specialist in your region.

Next class

Tax Planning and Compliance for International Airline Professionals (classroom)

Switzerland, Geneva (IATA)
31 May - 2 June, 2023
Register before May 10, 2023 to take advantage of the USD100 Early Bird discount. The price below includes this discount.
Please register by 10 May
Find out more about our Early Bird Terms.
All prices are before tax and include applicable discounts.
Class no: 172252
USD 1,560
USD 2,035
USD 2,275

What you will learn

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply the general principles of direct taxation in the context of the aviation industry
  • Explain the main types of indirect taxation in the airline industry
  • Manage and improve airlines’ tax compliance
  • Apply skills and best practices to airlines’ day-to-day tax issues
  • Get insights and understand IATA’s advocacy related to industry taxation

Course content

The key topics that are covered during this course include:

  • Direct tax
  • Indirect tax
  • Tax treatment of flight and cabin crew members


  • Interactive instructor-led classroom sessions
  • Self-study materials
  • Interactive exercises
  • Case studies
  • Assessment

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Airline tax professionals
  • Professionals with extensive background of the airline industry with limited tax field knowledge or experience

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 70% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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