Tax Networks pledge closer cooperation


Regional and international tax organizations have reiterated their commitment to forge closer cooperation amongst themselves. Noting that there are several such organizations currently working on different aspects of tax capacity building, members felt there was a critical need to ensure that the respective activities of these organizations are coordinated to exploit the existing synergies. This realization is based on the fact that the organizations not only share common membership but also deliver programs that could benefit their mutual members through cross pollination of ideas.

At a meeting in Ascuncio, Paraguay held on the margins of the 2017 CIAT General Assembly, representatives of the tax networks signed a “Letter of Intent” to kick start a process that would eventually culminate in a formal Memorandum of Understanding. CATA was represented at the signing ceremony by the Regional Director-Canada & Caribbean Mr Bruce Snider (2nd from R in photo). CIAT, IOTA, CREDAF and ATAIC have also signed the document.

Gerry Cook