About the FTA

 

The FTA is made up of two Sub-groups:

and three Networks:

 

SME Compliance Sub-Group

The SME Compliance Sub-group exists to:

  1. Periodically monitor and report on trends in compliance approaches, strategies and activities;
  2. Consider and compare members’ compliance objectives, strategies to achieve those objectives and the underlying behavioural compliance models and assumptions being used; 
  3. Consider and compare members’ compliance structures, systems and management, and staff skills and training; and
  4. Develop and maintain papers describing good country practices as well as develop discussion papers on emerging trends and innovative approaches.

Participation in the Sub-group’s work and meetings is open to all FTA member revenue bodies. Meetings are held annually, generally in April/ May, while smaller task group meetings are held as required to advance specific work projects.  

 

Taxpayer Services Sub-Group

The Taxpayer Services Sub-group exists to provide a forum for members to share experiences and knowledge of approaches to taxpayer service delivery, in particular through the use of modern technology. To achieve this objective, the Subgroup‘s mandate calls for it to:

  1. Periodically monitor and report on trends in taxpayer service delivery, with a particular focus on the development of electronic/online services;
  2. Examine ways to promote the uptake and use of electronic services by revenue bodies;
  3. Examine options for cross-border administrative simplification and consistency; and 
  4. Assist, as appropriate, other groups of the CFA.

Participation in the Sub-group’s work and meetings is open to all FTA member revenue bodies. Sub-group meetings are held annually, generally in September/ October, while smaller task group meetings are held as required to advance specific work projects.

 

Large Business Network

This network grew out of the 8 country Task Group on large business compliance. 24 countries are participating and the network will allow them to keep abreast of current developments and best practice in this critical area of tax administration.



High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) Network

This is a network of the heads of divisions with responsibility for the compliance of HNWIs in their revenue bodies. It will review and keep all participating countries abreast of emerging experience in the management of the compliance of HNWIs and of good practice in this area.



Offshore Compliance Network

This network has been created to continue the work of the FTA’s offshore compliance group in developing strategies to combat offshore noncompliance by individual taxpayers and their advisors.