Season’s Greetings from CATA's President

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for the New Year


                                  from CATA President

                                  Mr Sudhamo Lal

Esteemed Members,

As this year comes close to the end and 2019 approaches faster, I would like, on behalf of the Commonwealth Association of Tax Administration and in my own name, to thank all members for their support and participation in the CATA events during this year. I need to appreciate the collective efforts of everyone in making this year a success for CATA in one way or another.

2018 has been an active and productive year for the Association. This year was marked by the celebration of the 40th anniversary of CATA which in itself is an important milestone for all our members. When the curtain on the 39th CATA Technical Conference fell in Fiji last November, we could feel the pride of our members in being associated with such an established organization. In 2018, CATA continued to cement its international relationships by its association with other regional/international tax organizations such as the Pacific Island Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) and the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO).

For some weeks a new Management Committee has been in place under the Chairmanship of Fiji and I am looking forward in 2019 to working closely with the new Committee Members to bring CATA to new heights with the same enthusiasm and positivity as was characterized by the former Committee.

With the year 2019 at our doorsteps, I seek the occasion to wish our CATA family a joyous festive season and a prosperous New Year. For some of us, the coming holiday season will not be a joyous occasion due to personal circumstances or loss of close ones. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with them as well.

Wishing you all a Happy Holiday and a New Year filled with success.

Gerry Cook