General Taxation

The Specialization Master in Tax Law is a joint organization of the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology and HEC Liège, in partnership with the Tax Institute of the University of Liège


Taxation is a determining element in managerial decisions, because it is a particularly large expense for companies and individuals.  This cost must be fully understood by CEOs and their advisors.  All charges for tax must be assessed because they often determine the economic validity of managerial decisions.

International taxation is also taking on importance of the first order in view of the broad European market and the globalization of the economy.  The complexity and rapidity with which this matter is developing entail the need for specific training and regular updating. 



  • This program covers Belgian, European and international tax viewed pragmatically by specialists in the field.  Tax laws change frequently.  Hence all specialists must not only possess a sound basis but also regularly update their knowledge.  This is why this training program is completed by updating seminars dealing with recent reforms.
  • This specialized Master’s degree is recognized by the OBFG (Ordre des barreaux francophones et germanophone – Belgian Order of the French and German Language Bars) with 60 points of continuous training, and the isolated modules are recognized with 1 point per hour of training, with a maximum of 60 points per academic year.  


Who is it for?

This programme trains candidates for the profession of tax consultant or chartered tax advisor. It is aimed at university graduates, chartered accountants and tax administration officials wishing to further their training in the field of taxation. It is also a great asset for company auditors, lawyers, company auditors, management executives and managers of accounting and financial departments.

This training is recognized by the Minister of Justice and entitles Deputy Public Prosecutors specialized in tax matters to a salary supplement.


Certifications / Title awarded

The candidate who has registered for one or more modules receives a certificate of attendance and/or success for the courses attended and/or passed. These certificates are accepted by the ITAA (Institute of Tax Advisors & Accountants) and the OBFG. They allow the obtention of training points (60 OBFG points for the 1-year Master of Specialization).

Title awarded: Specialization Master in Tax Law or University Certificate in Customs (Executive Master in Customs).



Diplômée en droit de l’Université de Liège en 2018, je souhaitais effectuer une année de spécialisation en droit fiscal. Le Master complémentaire proposé par HEC Liège fût pour moi une occasion unique d’approfondir mes connaissances en fiscalité et d’acquérir une vue d’ensemble de cette matière complexe grâce à l’enseignement dispensé majoritairement par des praticiens de qualité partageant leur expérience professionnelle variée. La possibilité de réaliser le cursus en une seule année et la flexibilité due à l’horaire décalé constituaient un atout majeur et m’ont permis de réaliser un stage en parallèle. Actuellement, dans ma vie professionnelle, je mets quotidiennement en pratique les compétences fiscales acquises et mesure ainsi tout l’intérêt de ce Master de spécialisation.

Alexia TANNOIA, Junior Tax Consultant, Deloitte Belgium. 

Last update :20/05/2021