The Association Of Tax Authorities Of Islamic Countries

Type of profile
Tax network
Overview

About

The Association of Tax Authorities of Islamic Countries (ATAIC) aims to facilitate the development and improvement of tax and zakat policies and administrations in all their aspects, in order to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. ATAIC aims to provide a forum for discussion, deliberation and the sharing of experiences, foster mutual co-operation and assistance among the tax authorities in member and associate member countries, and further the important role of tax and zakat administration in the promotion of economic development. Currently, the network counts 28 members, concentrated in the Middle East, Northern Africa and South East Asia. Country membership is based on a country having some form of the Sharia law (Islamic religion).  

Objectives

  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency of tax administrations
  • Regional and international partnership and cooperation
  • Forum for exchange

Activities

  • Research
  • Conferences
  • Seminars and workshops


Organisational Structure

Permanent Secretariat

Members

  • Secretary General
  • Other staff (to be approved by Heads of Delegations Meeting) 

Responsibilities

  • Administrative affairs of the association
Heads of Delegations Meeting (annually)

Members

  • Representatives of all full members 

Responsibilities

  • ATAIC’s supreme body that supervises all activities
  • Appoints the Secretary General of the association and approves the budget of the Permanent Secretary

Resources

  • Annual membership subscriptions, the amount of which are determined by the Heads of Delegations Meeting
  • Voluntary contributions from member countries
  • Grants, subsidies, contributions and other funds from development partners/organisations upon the approval of the Heads of Delegations Meeting