Forty-two officers in the Indian Revenue Service celebrated their graduation from an intensive two-week program on international taxation and transfer pricing Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the University Club. The classes were led by faculty from the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) and Duke Law School, as well as experts from outside entities such as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

The program is the third held this year for Indian Revenue Service officers. The first, held in June, covered tax policy analysis and revenue forecasting. The second, which started in late July, dealt with tax administration, taxpayer services and human resource management.

The programs are preceded by three weeks of training at the Management Development Institute in Gurgaon, India, which is taught by its faculty.

Following their training at Duke University, participants traveled to Washington, D.C., and Annapolis, Md., to visit the World Bank and Maryland Revenue Data Processing Center. 

DCID faculty has trained over 280 Indian Revenue Service officers in its custom programs since March 2011 and expects to train a total of more than 400 over the next three years.

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