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The International Fiscal Association (IFA) is the only non-governmental and non-sectoral international organization dealing with fiscal matters. It comprises taxpayers, their advisers, government officials, members of the judiciary and university professors and is therefore a unique forum for discussing international fiscal questions.

INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
SHOULD YOU BE A MEMBER?

The International Fiscal Association brings together some 10,000 practitioners, tax officials and academics from over 90 member countries, involved in and concerned with taxation of international transactions and the study of comparative tax systems. Based in Rotterdam, IFA, since its inception in the 1930's has provided, in conjunction with the activities of each country branch, a blend of comprehensive research of international taxation and the development of programs and initiatives of current practical import.

The Canadian Branch of IFA (with some 650 members) participates both directly and indirectly in the activities of IFA - the cornerstone of which are the programs and studies carried out in conjunction with the Annual Congress. The Canadian Branch also conducts seminars on current developments and provides financial support of studies of the subjects of international taxation.

The Annual Congress of IFA, held each fall features the study of two major topics (see Seminar & Lectureship menu for a list of upcoming topics) as well as seminars on other topics. Each of the two major topics entail the preparation of "National Reports", a "General Report" (synthesizing and analyzing the trends and developments seen in the National Reports), and a full-day discussion, culminating with resolutions or summaries which are disseminated to interested parties, and in particular to the tax authorities of member countries. All reports are then bound and published. Members of the Canadian Branch have been very active in each phase of this process and there is a Canadian member on the select Permanent Scientific committee that has responsibility for IFA's programs.

Canadians who have an interest or involvement in international taxation may join the Canadian Branch of IFA (and thus become members of IFA ) for an annual fee. Members receive the two annual Reports and timely information on forthcoming activities of both IFA Central and the Canadian Branch.

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of both the International Association and the Canadian Branch on the same fee.
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the IFA Central website www.ifa.nl
  • Access to the Members-Only section of the IFA Canada website  www.ifacanada.org
  • Eligible to attend the Annual IFA Congress at member rate.
  • Two Cahiers, published once a year, containing the preparatory material for the subjects to be discussed at the following Congress1.
  • Discounted registration fee for the Annual Seminar presented by the Canadian Branch of IFA. 
  • Discounted registration fee for the IFA Travelling Lectureship series. 
  • Discounted rate on Proceedings of all IFA Canadian Branch Seminars (Delegates at the Seminar receive a complimentary copy).

1  Cahiers are available in hard copy or electronic form.  Members must log in to the IFA Central website and indicate their choice.

 


TYPES OF MEMBERS

  • Regular Member
  • Fulltime Academic Member
  • Young IFA Network (YIN) (Young IFA Network (YIN): Members who are under 30 years of age on January 1 of the current membership yearr)
  • Honorary Member