Prof. DDr.
Georg W.
Professor at the Institute for Finance Law, Tax Law and Tax Policy Johannes Kepler University of Linz, counselor for international tax issues at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, Linz
Area of Expertise: 
International Taxation

Georg Kofler (1977) is a Professor of Tax Law and head of the Institute of Fiscal Law, Tax Law and Tax Policy at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria. He has earned a doctorate in law as well as a doctorate in business administration in 2002 and 2003 respectively and an LL.M. in International Taxation from New York University in 2004. In 2006 he has gained his postdoctoral lecturing qualification (“Habilitation”) with a thesis on “Double Taxation Conventions and European Community Law”. Before joining the University of Linz, he has worked with the International Department of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance (2002-2003, 2009), as an Assistant Professor at the University of Linz (2001-2006) and as an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University School of Law (2006-2008). Most recently, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (2013), and the University of Sydney, Faculty of Law (2016).

Georg has worked in the fields of taxation, especially European and International taxation, for more than 15 years and is involved in tax research, training and education at institutions mostly in Europe and the United States. He is part of formal and informal research networks and, e.g., serves as a member of the faculties of several postgraduate programs, as a member of the D-A-CH tax committee, as head of the working group on EU law of the Scientific Board of the Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors, as a deputy member of the CFE and as chairman of CFE’s ECJ Task Force; he also was a member of the Austrian government’s most recent tax reform commission.

He serves as a member of the academic staff of several Austrian business and tax law journals and has published and lectured widely on issues of Austrian, International and European taxation. His publications include 10 monographs, several anthologies as an editor, and more than 300 articles, book chapters, and reviews of court decisions in academic journals and anthologies.

For further information and a complete bibliography, please visit www.steuerrecht.jku.at/gwk.