LL.M. Digitalization & Tax Law

Transform taxation into the future

Digitalization and transformation are much more than just buzzwords of these days. Even though we are seeing current trends and are comfortable talking about them, we often underestimate the importance and context in which we operate, because we are accustomed to believing that we are in control. How often do we see trends but do not act fast enough on them? The digitalization of information exchange between tax authorities and taxpayers is a trend that will not disappear. 

TaxTech to optimize processes

Industry and business communities use technology to optimize tax processes and to comply with reporting obligations. Processes orchestrate corporate resources to fulfil these external demands. They are a key factor determining the compliance obligations, cost-to-serve, and operational efficiency. In particular, they determine tasks, jobs, and responsibilities and by this, shape the future work of every taxpayer and tax authority.

Adapt faster and profit from optimized processes

Processes are the arterial system within organizations and in inter-organizational supply networks. Tax and Trade law build the basis for the related processes to comply. Consequently, any process failure can bring tax and customs life and the entire process ecosystem to a standstill. Processes determine the potential and speed of an organization to adapt to new circumstances and to comply with a fast-growing number of legislative requirements.

LL.M. Digitization & Tax Law

Get ready for the digital transformation of taxation


  • A practitioner in a tax advisory firm, an in-house tax manager or tax director of a company, a tax technology manager, or a tax officer
  • Seeking answers to questions like what are the new technology innovations about, what’s the matter with tax authorities promoting the usage of technology, what does tax compliance mean, how to improve automation of the tax functions, and last but not least how to create and ensure tax and legal transparency to be compliant with law


  • Get a deep understanding of those parts of international tax law, which can be easily automated
  • Get a thorough knowledge of business process management
  • Work on use cases to combine the knowledge of tax law and technology/process management
  • Explore current technological trends based on business process management
  • Analyze the fiscal, tax, customs, and technological aspects that form the foundation of this transformation
  • Examine new possibilities in validation of a broader use of technology in taxation


  • Seize opportunities of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and process mining for your business
  • Understand agile business process models and that they require agile business intelligence and analytics
  • Be able to thoroughly analyze and interpret literature and legal sources in the field of technology and taxes and to ask critical questions about this
  • Apply your knowledge of relevant technologies in complex tax cases and offer creative solutions
  • Be ready for the future and transformation in taxation


Mendling Jan Portrait

Jan Mendling

Department of Computer Science | Humboldt-University of Berlin | Germany

Department of Information Systems and Operations | WU Vienna | Austria

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Robert Risse

Former Corporate Vice President Tax & Trade | Henkel AG & Co KGaA | Germany

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Alexander Rust

Professor | Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law | WU Vienna | Austria

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"Digi-Winner" Grant

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Did you know that you can receive the "Digi-Winner" grant up to € 5,000 for this program? The "Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds (Waff)" is subsidizing this program. More information and conditions on the grant.

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