Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators

Type of profile
Tax Network
Overview

About

The Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) supports the establishment of more effective tax administrations, sustainable development and the promotion of good governance. To achieve its targets, CATA organises conferences, conducts training programmes, publishes research studies and supports the exchange of experience and knowledge. Currently, CATA has 47 member states.

Objectives

  • Improve effectiveness and efficiency of tax administrations

Activities

  • Research
  • Conferences
  • Publications
  • Seminars and workshops

Organisational Structure

CATA Secretariat

Members

  • Relies on the Commonwealth Secretariat

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day management
General Meetings (annually)

Members

  • Senior tax officials
  • Representatives of aid agencies
  • Other interested international organisations and observers from non-Commonwealth governments

Responsibilities

  • Hosted by a different member government each year
  • Debates policy and technical issues of current concern to member tax administrations
Management Committee

Members

  • Chairman, Vice-Chairman and 12 members elected by the General Meeting

Responsibilities

  • Governing CATA
  • Management of the operations of the association
  • Meeting every three years

Resources

  • Annual membership subscriptions comprising a basic contribution and an additional levy, both of which may from time to time be determined by a General Meeting
  • Voluntary contributions from member countries
  • Grants, contributions etc. from development partners/organisations upon the approval of the Management Committee