The Forum on Tax Administration (FTA), created in 2002, brings together Tax Commissioners and tax administration officials from over 50 OECD and non-OECD economies. The FTA is a forum through which tax administrators share knowledge, undertake research and develop new ideas to enhance tax administration around the world.

The strategic priorities and outputs of the FTA are overseen by a Bureau of 14 Commissioners, chaired by Commissioner Bob Hamilton of the Canada Revenue Agency. The Vice Chairs are Commissioner Chris Jordan, of the Australian Taxation Office and Commissioner  Jérôme Fournel, of France’s Direction Générale des Finances Publiques.

The FTA: 

  • Brings together Commissioners and other stakeholders at an annual Plenary to discuss global challenges and opportunities and to set the strategic priorities for FTA collaboration.
  • Harnesses the collective expertise and experience of its members to undertake a set of time-limited collaborative projects, ranging from knowledge-sharing reports to thought leadership and the development of new practical tools. 
  • Provides opportunities for in-depth dialogue and cooperation between tax administration experts across tax administration functions in a range of Networks and Communities of Interest.
  • Engages in dialogue with key stakeholders, including business and taxpayer representatives, tax policymakers and financial regulators, supporting parallel dialogues at a national level.
  • Works co-operatively with other OECD fora, international organisations and regional tax organisations.


The Forum on Tax Administration has over 50 members, from advanced and emerging economies across the globe:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China (People's Republic of)
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Georgia
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Türkiye
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

FTA focus areas

Each year the FTA Plenary agrees the focus areas for the year ahead. These are intended to respond to some of the main challenges and opportunities created by a changing business environment, rapid technological developments and an increasingly global economy. 

At the 20th Anniversary Plenary in Sydney, Australia, the following priorities were agreed:


Implementation of the Two-Pillar Solution and Tax Certainty

Digital transformation of tax administration

Tax capacity building

  • Partnering with the OECD Global Relations Programme on Taxation in the development and delivery of high-priority training, including the implementation of the Two-Pillar Solution.
  • Providing support for developing countries to participate in and benefit from the work on future tax administration, including through close co-operation with other partners.
  • Ongoing use and development of the Knowledge Sharing Platform for Tax Administrations (KSPTA) to support capacity building.


The FTA's working arrangements

FTA collaborative work is carried out under three main areas:

Time-limited projects

Time-limited projects, as agreed by the FTA Bureau and Plenary, may result in publications as well as the creation of new tools or toolkits. (Browse the list of FTA publications)

Networks and Communities of Interest (COIs)

Networks and Communities of Interest (COIs) bring together subject matter experts across a wide range of tax administration functional areas. These Networks and COIs are:

Supporting Measures

A number of supporting measures coordinated by the FTA Secretariat:

  • Tax Administration Series (TAS) which contains comparative information on tax administrations. It examines the performance of tax administration systems, using an extensive data set and a variety of examples to highlight recent innovations and successful practices.
  • Inventory of Tax Technology Initiatives (ITTI), an online database containing information on technology tools and digitalisation solutions implemented by tax administrations across the globe.
  • Maturity Model Series: Maturity models are intended to help tax administrations globally assess their current performance and consider future possible reforms.
  • The development of e-learning, virtual or onsite training as well as peer-to-peer assistance and support (including through the Tax Inspectors Without Borders initiative (TIWB)).

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