Network of Tax Organisations

NTO

The Network of Tax Organisations (NTO) is a network of regional and international tax administrations that aims to develop and promote effective tax systems around the world that contribute to the wellbeing of people.

The NTO was founded in May 2018 in Ottawa, Canada and brings together 9 member organisations that represent over 180 national tax administrations worldwide. Jointly, NTO members aim  to foster capacity development and internal collaboration among members.

For the period of 2018-2023, NTO members have set themselves the following objectives:

Foster capacity development by organising cross-network peer learning activities, supporting staff exchanges among the secretariats of NTO member organisations, and facilitating the access to external experts. This enables NTO members to learn from one another and to provide better services  to revenue administrations worldwide.

Enhance internal collaboration within its member organisations by knowledge sharing across revenue administrations through the provision of regionally tailored services, products and information.

Serve as a global platform for tax dialogue that cooperates with relevant stakeholders in setting international tax standards and provides opportunities for exchange during NTO conferences and other events.

Strengthen its governance structure by developing effective organisational systems, supporting the funding sustainability of the network and strengthening NTO staff capacity. This will help ensure that the NTO designs, delivers and monitors appropriate strategic initiatives over the planned period.

Structure and funding

NTO membership is voluntary. The main governing bodies of the NTO are NTO Assembly, the Council of the NTO and the NTO Secretariat. The NTO Secretariat is facilitated by the International Tax Compact (ITC) which is currently financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The NTO activities are supported by the ITC and also funded through the in-kind contributions of its members.

For more details on the NTO governance structure, please click here.

Find out more about the Network of Tax Organisations in our NTO FACTSHEET!