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For professionals as part of IFA’s independent network of international tax advisors, government officials, academics and other tax experts.
For Members who are under 30 years of age on January 1 of the current membership year.
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. IFA is a neutral, independent, non-lobby non-profit organisation and as such the only global network of its kind.
This is the Canadian Branch of the Global IFA Network.
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.
Memberships renew on January 1 of each year. You can choose automatic payment billed to a credit card.
When you become a member, we will assign you a unique number and access to the global IFA website and resources.