On 27 January 2020, the heads and focal points of ATAF, CIAT, CREDAF, IOTA, and WATAF participated in the 4th Executive Council meeting of the Network of Tax Organisations (NTO). The meeting was moderated by the International Tax Compact (ITC) Secretariat and hosted by CREDAF at the French Ministry of Economy and Finances in Paris. The Secretariat of the NTO communicated apologies from the Secretariats of CATA, PITAA and ATAIC for not being able to attend this meeting and their hope to be able to engage in future meetings.
NTO members made considerable progress in setting up the agenda, funding structure and communication strategy of the 1st NTO Technical Conference, which will be held from 13 to 15 October 2020 in Rome, Italy. The conference will be hosted by the Guardia di Finanza. Jointly organised by the nine regional and international tax organisations that comprise the NTO, the conference will serve as a unique opportunity to bring together policymakers and practitioners from over 170 revenue administrations.
Also discussed in Paris, the NTO members agreed to use new tools to facilitate internal communications across the network and to convey information on NTO developments to revenue administrations worldwide. NTO members finally made important steps in agreeing on the design of NTO products, including a new NTO publication and the first NTO training, to be launched in 2020.