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Welcome to IFA USA Branch Website

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Formed in 1938, the International Fiscal Association (IFA) is a leading non-governmental, international organization dealing with tax matters. Headquartered in Rotterdam, IFA is comprised of company tax personnel, tax advisers, university professors, and government officials. IFA provides a unique forum for discussing international tax questions. IFA now has approximately 10,000 members worldwide in over 90 countries, of which 45 have national branches. The objectives of IFA are the study and advancement of international and comparative fiscal law and the financial and economic aspects of taxation.


The USA Branch is the largest IFA branch, with approximately 1,000 members. The Branch is divided into 15 regions, each headed by a Regional Vice President (RVP) and a local committee. The Regions are active and routinely host events and conferences for members and guests. The locations of the regions and the contact information for the RVPs can be found by clicking on the "Organization" section above.

The USA Branch hosts a two-day conference in late February/early March of each year consisting of presentations by eminent international tax experts on topics, planning ideas and issues of current importance. The venue rotates among Washington, DC, New York, NY, and other cities (the 2010 Conference will be held held in Philadelphia). The current schedule of IFA programs and conferences is available in the "Events" section in the right-hand column.

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Peter Blessing, Membership Chair for the USA Branch for further information on benefits of IFA membership.

Triangle Region Luncheon Seminar and National Webinar

Harnessing the Benefits of Captive Insurance Companies
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

11:00am - 1:00pm: In-Person Program
11:00am - 12:00pm: Webinar

Lafayette Village
8240 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Brian Lemon,
John Partington, AJC International
Gavin Foggon, Marsh Company
Greg Bryant, BILTgroup

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DC region Meeting

BEPS, CFC Rules, Patent Boxes, and EU Law
Thursday, October 2, 2014

4:00pm - 5:20pm

Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC

Lilian Faulhaber,
Rocco Femia, Miller & Chevalier
David Lenter, Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress
Danielle Rolfes, U.S. Treasury
Itai Grinberg,
Georgetown Law

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Houston Region Meeting

Joint Meeting of the Houston International Tax Forum and Houston Chapter of IFA
Recent Trends in Inversions

Friday, October 3, 2014


The Houston Club
49th Floor, One Shell Plaza
910 Louisiana Street

Derek Green,
Baker Botts
Jonathan Martin, Baker & McKenzie
Susan Morse, UT Law
Ed Osterberg, Mayer Brown
Brett Wells, UH Law Center

Westchester-Connecticut Luncheon Series

U.S. Federal Legislative Developments
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Ave.
Old Greenwich, CT 06870-1320

Alan Fischl,

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EGL Region Lunch Meeting and National Webinar

BEPS - A Motown Road Map: What You Need To Do Today
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

11:30am - 2:30pm: In-Person Program
12:00pm - 2:00pm EST: Webinar

Masco Corporation>br />21001 Van Born Road
Taylor, MI, 48180

Mike Urse
, PwC - International Tax Partner (Co-Leader, International Tax Services)
Kathryn O'Brien, PwC - Transfer Pricing Principal (Washington National Tax Services)
Scott Hesse, PwC - International Tax Partner (Detroit)
Bill Hahn, PwC - Transfer Pricing Principal (Detroit)

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68th Congress of the International Fiscal Association

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The Indian Branch of IFA invites you to take part in the 68th Congress of the International Fiscal Association in Mumbai, India and urges you to mark your calendar for 12 - 17 October 2014. The venue of the congress is NCPA (National Centre of Performing Arts) at Nariman Point, which is the heart of the business district of Mumbai. The neighboring Oberoi & Trident Hotels will also host some of the meetings.

The 2014 Scientific Program has been designed to be of keen interest to International Tax Practitioners, Academics and Government Officials.

The Main Topics Are:
Subject I
: Cross-border outsourcing - issues, strategies and solutions
General Reporters: Shefali Goradia and Pinakin Desai (India)
Chair: Bruno Gibert (France)

Subject II
: Qualification of taxable entities and treaty protection
General Reporters: Claus Staringer and Michael Lang (Austria)
Chair: Carol Dunahoo (USA)

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2015 Annual Conference

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The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037

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Transfer Pricing Policy and Practice

The Duke Center for International Development at Duke University (DCID) is pleased to announce a new intensive training program for tax professionals in public and private sector organizations:

Transfer Pricing:
Policy and Practice
September 14-19, 2014

This weeklong program, led by Duke faculty and outside experts, will provide tax administrators with insight into the complex world of transfer pricing. It will also equip government officials to develop sound transfer pricing rules that balance the needs of government and business.
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ABA US-Europe Tax Planning Strategies Conference

ABA US-Europe Tax Planning Strategies Conference

Munich, Germany

April 15-17, 2015

Graduate Tax Programs Database

For those considering an advanced tax degree and those looking for opportunities to hire new graduates, this website includes a database listing every graduate tax program in the country with details for contacting the school to get more information. The database, which was prepared by Prof. Brigitte Muehlmann, tax professor at Suffolk University in Boston and long-time member of the USA Branch, also highlights those cases where a USA Branch member is involved with a given program, either as an administrator or as a professor.

Click here to access the database...

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Triangle Luncheon Seminar and National Webinar [Wed Oct 1 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM]
DC Region Meeting [Thu Oct 2]
Houston Meeting [Fri Oct 3 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM]
Westchester-Connecticut Luncheon Series [Wed Oct 8 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM]
2014 IFA Congress Mumbai [Sun Oct 12–Fri 17 Oct]
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