Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Planning

Acquire the skills to provide tax advice and tax planning nationally and internationally.

Become a professional with knowledge of the main taxes of the Spanish Tax System, the obligations of taxable persons before the Tax Authorities and the most relevant aspects of international taxation.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Planning


Oct 18, 2019


9 months
  • Complete tax analysis from a practical and up to date perspective, in accordance with current legislation.
  • Further and deepen your tax knowledge with specialized training in an area with high employment demand.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

Further and deepen your tax knowledge

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Oct 18, 2019

  • Modalidad


  • Duration

    9 months

  • ECTS

  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Alcobendas

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento

    Business and technology

  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

% Employability

89% of our students is working in less than 12 months

% International Students

23% of students are international, providing an enriching exchange of experiences

% Entrepreneurial Spirit

15% of our students are entrepreneurs

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New Candidate Profile and degree access routes

Aimed at graduates who work or wish to work professionally in the field of Law, Business or Economics and have a special interest in specializing or updating their knowledge of taxation.  

It is advisable to have studied a university degree in the Social Sciences or Legal branch such as Law, Business Management, Economics, International Relations, Business Sciences or similar.  

Admissions Process

The admissions process for programs in the Postgraduate School at Universidad Europea is open all year round, although registration in any of the programs is dependent on the availability of places.

If you wish to receive personalized advice from our Postgraduate Admissions team, contact either of our two university campuses (Alcobendas or Villaviciosa de Odón) or contact us:

Having been advised, you should file the documents required:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of your ID or NIE
  • Copy of your University Degree
  • CV.

The Postgraduate Admissions team will contact you to complete access exams according to your desired program and a personal interview with the Director of the Master’s Degree or with a member on the Admissions Committee. 

* The admissions process does not cost the candidate anything nor is it binding on either party up until the registration process has been completed.

Recognitions and transfers

If you wish to have a personalized plan made to view how you could have your studies recognized in an efficient, free and non-binding way, you can do so here

Regulation on the transfer and recognition of credits

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Financial Aid

At Universidad Europea we have a complete system of financial aid available to you to ease your education payments. Some examples are: 

  • Flexible payment options.
  • Financial Aid for early payment
  • Financial Aid for continuing studies.
  • Financial Aid for simultaneous study.
  • Financial Aid for having a family member at Universidad Europea.


Universidad Europea has signed various agreements with financial entities to help you finance your studies.  Check our financing offers here.


At Universidad Europea de Madrid we offer a series of scholarships. To choose the one that best fits your circumstances, click here.


The campus in Alcobendas is a different campus aimed at Company + Entrepreneurship. Situated in the heart of the North of Madrid’s Business Park, this campus is equipped with state-of-the-art and modern facilities that invite you to learn and develop new ideas. It was conceived as a unique place where the University is in constant contact with the business world, which is a clear factor for the full development of our students.

You will study surrounded by successful entrepreneurs and mentors. You will put your ideas into practice at the Emprende Hub, a space within Universidad Europea dedicated to learning, work and creativity. An incubator for new business projects whose objective is to help our students’ ideas to grow by enriching their initiatives with the support of the technological resources and specialized training to be able to successfully make your vision a reality in a solid and sustainable manner. You will be able to learn, share and participate in forums and events with the best companies and professionals. A learning model thought of to accelerate your success


If you are coming from outside of the Region of Madrid and would like to undertake the on-site full-time program, you can find accommodation in line with your needs: near to campus, safe, comfortable, in an academic setting, with good services, quality furnishings, etc. Thanks to the two student halls that Universidad Europea has, both located on campus and with capacity for 550 people, with all domestic, academic and safety needs ideally suited to a student.

These student halls are destined both for students or for those teachers or personnel who may need accommodation at some point: scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly related to the University.

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Collaborating companies

This Master’s Degree has a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Association of Tax Advisers (AEDAF), made up of university graduates specializing in tax who work professionally providing tax advice. Its aim is to publicize the profession of Tax Adviser and transmit its importance in our economy. This Association, as well as providing the members with useful tools for the development of their career, has as its objectives to participate actively in creating a public tax conscience among citizens, in line with the ethical commitment of our University with society.

AEDAF offers its members noteworthy articles, professional gatherings, as well as continual experience exchanges. In addition, there is the opportunity to collaborate in the preparation or modification of legal texts on taxation.  

AEDAF collaborates with the University by providing teachers with a wide range of professional experience and granting the possibility to students to complete internships at their offices in order to bring them closer to the profession.

Additionally, we have collaboration agreements with first level professional firms in the field of taxation, who provide us with teachers with significant experience, allowing students to have first-hand access to the profession.

Study plan

  • General, personal and temporary aspects.
  • Determining income, estate gains and income available.
  • Integrating and compensating income: tax base and personal and family minimums.
  • Deductions and net base.
  • Determination of the entire tax liability, tax payable and tax difference.  
  • Joint family taxation.
  • Income Tax Challenge.
  • Inheritance and Gift Tax
  • Wealth Tax
  • Transfer Tax
  • Wealth Tax and Transfer Tax Challenge
  • General, personal and temporary aspects
  • Extra-accounting adjustments and determination of the taxable base.  
  • Tax rate and Total Quota.
  • Deductions and Allowances. Tax Payable.
  • Tax incentives for smaller companies
  • Pro rata payments and obligations of taxable entities.
  • Corporation Tax Challenge.
  • General Aspects of VAT
  • Internal, intra-EU and external operations.
  • Tax rates and VAT rates
  • Deductions and pro-rata rules
  • Obligations of taxable persons with the Tax Authorities
  • VAT Challenge
  • Non-Resident Tax
  • Imports Tax and Special Taxes
  • Agreements to avoid double taxation
  • International Tax Challenge
  • Economic Activities Tax
  • Property Tax
  • Construction and Installation Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax in Property
  • Vehicle Taxes
  • Other local taxes (fees and special contributions)
  • Local Tax Challenge
  • Taxpayers and the General Tax Law.
  • Management Procedures.
  • Inspection Procedures.
  • Tax collection Procedures.
  • Penalty Procedures.
  • Procedure and Tax Management Challenge.
  • Instruments and methods for tax advice and planning.
  • Personal tax planning.
  • Company tax planning.
  • International tax planning.
MODULE X: ADVICE AND TAX PLANNING PROJECT Integral and global evaluation of the contents and skills of the program.   4 ECTS


The modules on the Master’s Degree are taught by doctors and actively working professionals. The judging panels of the End of Master’s Degree Thesis will also be made up of experts in the field (doctors, professors of Economics and Business Departments, Legal and Policy Departments and actively working professionals).


Dr. David Carrión Morillo
Doctor in Law, Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Outstanding Cum Laude unanimously). Graduate in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Lead Professor in Tax and Finance Law. Certified as assistant doctor, hired professor and Private University professor.  Practising lawyer, with substantial experience advising companies. An expert in new technologies, especially in electronic invoicing, having developed research projects and publications on the subject; with the research project worth highlighting “The future of electronic invoicing in Spain: adapting companies to e-invoices”, of which he was the main researcher and the book, in collaboration, “The electronic Invoice. Technology, Procedures and Safety” published by Delta.

Dr. Mª Victoria Gutiérrez Duarte
Doctor in Business Law, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Master’s Degree in Tax Advice at the Centro de Estudios Ignacio de Loyola (CEIL) and Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Associate Professor of several subjects in the area of public economics and taxation in the Department of Economics and Business, Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Marta Izquierdo García
Graduate in Economics and Business Sciences, Universidad CEU San Pablo. Currently, Tax Technician in the Regional Inspection of the Tax Authority (AEAT) of Madrid.  Her professional experience has developed in the Management and Inspection of direct tax returns (Income, Corporation and VAT Tax) as well resolving internal technical queries and spreading awareness of tax updates. She has also collaborated with the Region of Madrid in real estate tax (VAT and Transfer Tax). She has substantial teaching experience with the Tax Authorities teaching courses on updated tax law to civil servants in the Administration; preparing personnel, both civil servants and external, as well as participating in Tax Return campaigns; talks and conferences aimed at external professionals and collaborating in training sessions organized by professional colleges and associations.

Dr. Sila Marcos Alsina
Doctor in Economics, Universidad de Málaga and Master’s Degree in Tax Advice and Taxation, Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF), Madrid. Her teaching and research experience has centered since the year 2000 on Public Taxation. Professor at Universidad Europea since 2011, has previously worked in different business areas.  

Dr. Inmaculada Mateos de la Nava
Doctor in Public Economics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and graduate in Business and Economics Sciences. Extraordinary Prize for her Doctoral Thesis, Economics Sciences and Sociology Section for the year 2008/2009 at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Has held many diverse positions at Gas Natural sdg, S.A. and Gas Natural Comercializadora, S.A. between 1995 and 2001. Associate Professor in the Economics and Public Tax Department, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid between 2003 and 2008. Currently, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Business at Universidad Europea de Madrid and Director of the Master’s Degree in Business Management.

Luis Montero García
Graduate in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master’s Degree in Business Law, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. Additionally, is a Judicial Expert, member of the Madrid Bar Association. With 25 years’ professional experience as a practicing lawyer, has developed his professional activity at various firms and is currently founding partner at Montero & Nogués Legal Advisors. Has extensive experience in Family Law, Inheritance and Probate, asset evaluation, transfer prices, as well as files of valuation checks of all types of assets before Public Administrations, business taxation and Commercial Law.

José María Nogues Torroba
Graduate in Law, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Master’s Degree in Business Law, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija.  21 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer, has developed his professional activity at various law firms and currently is a founding partner at Montero & Nogués Legal Advisors. Has substantial experience in Commercial, Administrative and Tax Law, international Taxation and transfer pricing.

Dr. María Concepción Saavedra Serrano
Doctor in Economics, UNED and Graduate in Economics Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Currently, Economics and Tax professor of the Department of Economics and Business at Universidad Europea de Madrid. Additionally, has published two university textbooks on taxation and several scientific articles on the European Monetary Union, has participated in international conferences and research projects. Her main areas of research are: Spanish and international taxation, economic, financial and tax analysis of European integration.

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Why study the Master’s Degree in Taxation and Tax Planning at Universidad Europea?

  • The Master’s Degree applies the teaching methodology of learning based on challenges, linking the theoretical study with applied practice, in line with current legislation.  
  • You have a great opportunity, not only if you have just completed your degree, but also if you are a professional wishing to update your tax knowledge.
  • Complete training in skills using teaching methodologies which encourage collaboration work and the method of the case, Project or problem based learning which are relevant and current.  
  • Combine your studies with other professional and academic activities.  
  • Connect with the real world from the start: the teaching staff is made up of first level teachers and professionals with a wide range of experience in tax advice and planning.  

Career opportunities

The objective of this Master’s Degree is to further our graduates’ careers by providing substantial knowledge of the different tax practices and tax planning techniques, so they are able to take on new tax challenges, both for companies and persons.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.