About IOTA

What is IOTA?

The Intra-European Organisation of Tax Administrations (IOTA) is a non-profit intergovernmental organisation that provides its members a platform for exchanging experiences and best practices on important issues and current developments concerning practical aspects of tax administration. IOTA’s main activity is organising workshops and fora offering participants from various member tax administrations the opportunity to share their views and experiences and develop best practices with the aim of improving its members’ tax administrations. IOTA also delivers practical and applicable publications for its members and promotes cooperation both between its members as well as with other international and regional organisations.

IOTA was founded in 1996 by seven Central and Eastern European tax administrations and currently comprises 43 member tax administrations. The Secretariat of the Organisation is located in Budapest, Hungary. IOTA has developed cooperation with various international organisations that provide technical assistance to tax administrations worldwide. Memoranda of Understanding have been signed with CIAT, the European Commission, the IMF and OECD.

IOTA delivers its activities in the framework of yearly work programs based on the organisation’s strategy. The aim is to strengthen IOTA members’ ability to collect tax revenues, ensure taxpayer compliance, and deliver highly professional tax payer services.

IOTA’s main statutory bodies are elected annually in the General Assembly where members vote for the President and the Executive Council members. The IOTA Secretariat is responsible for the implementation of decisions of the statutory bodies and for the implementation of the work program.

Our main objectives

To promote and develop strengthened co-operation between IOTA Members;

To support IOTA Members with the implementation of their development programmes;

To identify best practice and encourage its adoption;

To promote the specific identity of IOTA as a professional regional organisation of tax administrations in co-operation with other international and regional organizations;

To be a body of consultation for IOTA Members.

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