About the Forum

 

For information about the FTA, please see our brochure

Background

Since its creation the FTA has become a unique forum for co-operation between revenue bodies at Commissioner-level with participation from 45 countries.
 
Our vision is to create a forum through which tax administrators can identify, discuss and influence relevant global trends and develop new ideas to enhance tax administration around the world.
 
Within the context of a global economy, rapid technological change and fiscal challenges for government, the forum aims to improve taxpayer services and tax compliance – by helping revenue bodies increase the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of tax administration and reduce the costs of compliance.
 
The work programme of the Forum is overseen by a Bureau comprised of commissioners from a number of the participating revenue bodies. The Forum is also supported by two sub-groups and three specialist networks formed of subject-matter experts from participating revenue bodies:

  • SME Compliance Sub-Group
  • Taxpayer Services Sub-Group
  • Large Businesses Network
  • Offshore Compliance Network
  • High Net Worth Individuals Network 
     

Vision

The FTA vision is to create a forum through which tax administrators can identify, discuss and influence relevant global trends and develop new ideas to enhance tax administration around the world.

Within the context of a global economy, rapid technological change and fiscal challenges for government, the forum aims to improve taxpayer services and tax compliance - by helping revenue bodies increase the efficiency, effectiveness and fairness of tax administration and reduce the costs of compliance.

The FTA achieves this vision and aim through the engagement of participating countries by:

  • Providing a unique global forum where the heads of revenue bodies and their teams can share experiences and expertise on tax administration issues.
  • Harnessing the collective strength of participating revenue bodies and, where appropriate, speaking with one voice and developing joint programmes of action on key tax administration issues.
    Developing and promoting world class products and standards on high integrity, effective, efficient and fair tax administration.
  • Engaging in dialogue with key stakeholders (including business and individual taxpayers, tax intermediaries, tax policy makers and financial regulators) and supporting parallel dialogue at a national level.
  • Promoting co-operation between countries and working co-operatively with other OECD fora, international and regional tax organisations.

FTA Commissioners' meetings

9. Dublin, 23-24 October 2014

8. Moscow, 16-17 May 2013

7. Buenos Aires, 18-19 January 2012 

6. Istanbul, 15-16 September 2010

5. Paris, 28-29 May 2009 

4. Cape Town, 10-11 January 2008 

3. Seoul, 14-15 September 2006  

2. Dublin, 1-2 June 2005 

1. Seville, 12-15 January 2004