About the IFA

The International Tax Association (IFA) was established in the winter of 1938 in The Hague, Netherlands at the end of the interbellum. Although there were appearances of a new war, the need arose for an independent organization with certain objectives. Alongside the growing internationalization of world economies, international tax issues have become more numerous and of greater importance.

With the need for more studies on comparative tax law and the need to face these new challenges, a platform was created by a group of stakeholders, with the aim of promoting research on international tax issues through:

Since the end of World War II, the IFA has played an essential role both in the development of certain principles of international taxation and in providing possible solutions to problems arising in their practical implementation.

The achievements of the IFA are attributable to the number of high-level representatives of the public and private sectors, including Courts, Universities and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, who are actively involved and contribute worldwide with their knowledge and efforts to the research, publications, congresses , seminars, etc. The Association has maintained a high standard over the years in its debates and conclusions. In this way, the IFA offers the necessary independent and neutral platform for experts belonging to different sectors of society, where opinions on international taxation topics can be exchanged with respect for each other’s background and responsibilities.

The IFA has become a truly global association with over 12,500 members from 114 countries. In 70 countries, IFA members have established IFA branches. For members in countries where an IFA branch has not yet been established, the IFA facilitates direct membership.