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The International Tax Compact (ITC) is an informal platform that aims to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation in partner countries, and to promote fair, efficient and transparent tax systems.

As an informal and action-oriented platform, the ITC brings together a broad variety of development actors, including policymakers, experts, academics and civil society leaders working in the field of development and taxation. By combining their strengths and pooling the available capacities and resources, the ITC adds value to initiatives in the field of taxation and development without duplicating existing structures and efforts.

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SAVE THE DATE: ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference 2019
Berlin, Germany / 2 – 4 July 2019

We are pleased to announce that our ITC/ATI Conference on Tax and Development 2019 will take place from 2 to 4 July 2019 in Berlin, Germany!
Please find the Save the Date letter here. An invitation will be circulated soon. We are very much looking forward to meet with you in July 2019 in Berlin.
The International Tax Compact Secretariat

GLOBTAXGOV Workshop on Tax & Development
Bruges, Belgium / 14 January 2019

On 14 January 2019, the University of Leiden organised, in collaboration with the United Nations University-Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and the University of Gent, a one-day workshop on the theme of “Tax and Development”. The workshop offered a platform to exchange about the link between international taxation, the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. It brought together representatives from international organisations, regional tax organisations, civil society, national governments (e.g. Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Development Cooperation Agencies) and academia.
During the session on “Holistic and policy inclusiveness approach to Technical assistance and the Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) concept”, ITC advisor Robin Huguenot-Noel introduced the activities of the ITC Secretariat and described its contribution to the enhancement of domestic revenue mobilisation, most notably by facilitating the secretariats of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI), the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) and the DRM Innovation Fund. Robin Huguenot-Noel notably stressed the importance of coordinating initiatives of development actors, promoting South-South cooperation, and adopting an inclusive approach in designing tailor-made solutions to issues encountered in the area of tax administration.
Please find the summary report here.

ATI Meeting Paris
Paris, France / 27-28 November 2018

The members of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) met from 27-28 November 2018 in Paris. The meeting consisted of a plenary meeting and meetings of the three ATI Consultative Groups. 54 delegates from the ATI members participated in the meeting. They provided an update on the work of the Addis Tax Initiative and the ATI Consultative Groups, presented reports on approaches adopted by ATI members for implementing the ATI commitments, shared the reform journeys of the ATI partner countries, and worked on a potential roadmap for the Addis Tax Initiative beyond 2020.
Please find the ATI Paris Meeting Report here.

CIAT/IOTA Tax Summit on Digital Economy
Lisbon, Portugal / 24-26 October 2018

The Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) and the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) joined efforts and resources to address an issue of common interest and provided the opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities tax administrations around the world are facing in the digital era. The CIAT/IOTA Tax Summit on Digital Economy brought together more than 300 participants from 80 countries and is the first major joint event organised by members of the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO).
During the round table discussion on “International Cooperation of Regional Tax Organisations”, ITC advisor Sarah Adelberger described the main areas of activity of the Network of Tax Organisations, introduced the modalities of cooperation within the network and touched upon how to successfully balance broad participation and involvement with effective implementation of NTO activities.
Please find the official summary report here.

ATI Side Event at 5th ATAF General Assembly
Gaborone, Botswana / 23 October 2018

A side event of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI) took place at the General Assembly of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) on 23 October 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. The event provided African ATI partner countries and African non-ATI partner countries with information on how they could benefit from current ATI activities. In particular, the event aimed to promote a dialogue on how the Addis Tax Initiative can contribute to enhance domestic revenue mobilisation (DRM) in Africa.

First NTO Council Meeting
Lisbon, Portugal / 22 October 2018

The first Council Meeting of the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) was held preceding the CIAT/IOTA Tax Summit on Digital Economy in Lisbon, Portugal. Representatives of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA), the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT), the Tax Administrators Circle for Reflection and Exchange (CREDAF), the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA), the West African Tax Administration Forum (WATAF) and the International Tax Compact, in its capacity as NTO Secretariat, consulted on items of the NTO work plan 2018/2019 and discussed key activities that will be implemented in the coming months. These will include, amongst others, providing e-learning courses for NTO members’ tax administrations, running a series of webinars on administrative issues faced by the tax organisations, and conducting collective research projects on topics of common interest, such as digitalisation. NTO council members also agreed to establish an “NTO Moment” during major events of their respective networks. The meeting was headed by the first term’s Head of the NTO Council, Marcio Verdi, CIAT Executive Secretary.

ATI Meeting to measure progress in DRM reform
Stockholm, Sweden / 31 May 2018

ATI Meeting on indicators to measure progress in DRM reform took place in Stockholm, Sweden on 31 May 2018. The meeting’s objectives were sharing experiences, lessons learnt and necessary criteria for measuring revenue collection and other aspects of tax system performance. The discussions and points of agreements will be taken forward by consultative group 2.
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Meeting of ATI Consultative Groups
Stockholm, Sweden / 01 June 2018

Meetings of the ATI Consultative Groups were organised to work on concrete deliverables to support the fulfilment of the ATI commitments. The Swedish Ministry of Finance hosted the meetings in Stockholm, Sweden, on 01 June 2018. Please find the summary outcomes in the following:
ATI Consultative Group 1
ATI Consultative Group 2
ATI Consultative Group 3

Launch of the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO)
Ottawa, Canada / 17 May 2018

The Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) was officially launched on 17 May 2018 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by six regional organisations of tax administrations. The Network of Tax Organisations is a network of regional and international organisations of revenue administrations created to provide a forum for cooperation and coordination between member organisations to strengthen tax administrations through peer learning and sharing of experiences, as well as through the provision of services, products and information. The Network of Tax Organisations also aims at ensuring representation of their members’ interests in the various international fora and discussions. Enhanced cooperation in the framework of the Network of Tax Organisations strengthens institutional capacities in the secretariats of member organisations and enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the use of their respective resources.
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Strategy Planning Workshop of the Network of Tax Organisations
New York City, United States / 10–13 February 2018

The Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) held its first Strategy Planning Workshop.
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3rd Meeting of the Signatories of the Addis Tax Initiative (ATI)
New York City, United States / 13 February 2018

The meeting will provide an opportunity to update the ATI members on a number of organisational issues, to provide an outlook on the progress made on ATI Commitment 1 and to introduce the scope of work for the ATI Consultative Groups to the ATI Steering Committee.
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2nd Annual International Conference of IOTA
Budapest, Hungary / 08-09 November 2017

In the panel on the topic “Tax and Development,” ITC Advisor Tobias Fleckenstein delivered a presentation at the 2nd Annual International Conference of the Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administration (IOTA) on Tax Governance and Data Security. The presentation focused on international data concerning ODA-support for domestic revenue mobilization of IOTA-countries and ITC’s work with the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO).
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3rd ATAF International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA)
Abuja, Nigeria / 25 - 29 September 2017

ITC Coordinator Jasmin Froehling attended the 3rd International Conference on Tax in Africa, organised by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). Representing the Secretariat of the Addis Tax Initiative, she joined other panellists on the topic “Building Strong Domestic Tax Regimes in Africa” and presented data on ODA-support for domestic revenue mobilisation in African partner countries.
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First ATI Monitoring Report launched at the ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference
Berlin, Germany / 14–16 June 2017

At the occasion of the first day of the ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference, taking place 14-16 June in Berlin, the 2015 ATI Monitoring Report has been launched.
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ITC/ATI Tax and Development Conference
Berlin, Germany / 14–16 June 2017

The conference brought together representatives from partner countries and development partners as well as experts, academics and civil society representatives. It gave all stakeholders an opportunity to connect to each other as well as to present their country/organisation and articulate their respective needs and perspectives.
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2nd Meeting of the Signatories of the Addis Tax Initiative,
Paris, France / 19 October 2016

The 2nd Meeting of the signatories of the Addis Tax Initiative was held on 19 October in Paris, France.
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First Meeting of Tax Administration Networks
Miami, USA / 13 October 2016

Subsequent to the CIAT Technology Meeting in Miami, regional tax networks came together to kick-off an enhanced cooperation amongst them. Tax networks secretariats representatives discussed how effectiveness and efficiency can be improved by collaborating and sharing information.
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ITC Parallel Session
“Information Technology in Tax Administration in Developing Countries”,
Miami, USA / 11 October 2016

During the CIAT Technology Meeting 2016, which was co-hosted by the ITC, the ITC held a parallel session on “Information Technology in Tax Administration in Developing Countries” featuring the presentation of the ITC/KfW study of the same name and followed by group discussions.
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