The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), created in 2002, is a unique body bringing together Commissioners from 53 advanced and emerging tax administrations from across the globe, including all OECD and G20 members. Together, FTA member administrations raise over EUR 11.2 trillion a year to fund public services and to deliver government objectives. Our vision is to create a forum through which Commissioners can identify, discuss and influence relevant global trends and develop new ideas to increase the fairness, efficiency and effectiveness of tax administration, reducing burdens and improving tax compliance and tax certainty. We do this through coming together in collaborative networks, through the delivery of time-limited and action-oriented projects and pilots, as well as through the publication of a wide range of reports aimed at sharing knowledge and developing new approaches for better tax administration.

Commissioner Bob Hamilton of the Canada Revenue Agency was appointed Chair of the FTA in August 2020.

Tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The COVID-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the world and governments worldwide are taking multifaceted actions to support their citizens, businesses and the provision of vital public services. Among these actions are measures being taken by tax administrations to ease the burdens on taxpayers and to support businesses and individuals with cash flow problems, with difficulties in meeting tax reporting or payment obligations or otherwise facing hardship, while continuing to raise vital revenue to fund public services.

The OECD is compiling data, information, analysis and recommendations regarding the health, economic, financial and societal challenges posed by the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please visit the dedicated page for a full suite of coronavirus-related information.



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13th Plenary Meeting

In the light of COVID-19, the 13th Plenary meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration took place virtually.

The meeting took place on 7-8 December 2020.

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