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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 scedule of IFA programs and conferences is available in the "Events" section in the right-hand column.

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

Registration is now open! 2010 Annual Conference

Liberty bell2010 IFA U.S.A. Branch Annual Conference
Westin Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia
Thursday February 25 and Friday February 26, 2010

Click here to Register: http://www.ifausa.org/eman/ShowEvent.phx?eid=eman.153

2009 IFA USA Writing Prize

Please click here for the rules for the IFA USA Branch Annual Writing Competition. We have had terrific submissions in the past and we want to enlist the help of our IFA USA academic members to encourage their students to submit papers to this year's competition.
The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2009.

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Reports on Recent Conferences

2009 US/India Meeting
A very successful Joint Meeting of the USA and India Branches was held May 27-29, 2009 at the Fairmont Washington DC Hotel. Click here to read more regarding this conference.

2009 Annual Branch Conference

Our Annual Conference of the USA Branch was held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC, on February 26-27 this year. In spite of the difficult economy, attendance was only slightly down, a testament to Sam Maruca and his team for all their good work in making this happen. The Corporate Program Committee included Peter Barnes of General Electric, David Paul of American Honda Motor, Linda Evans of IBM Corporation, Mike Bernard of Microsoft Corporation, Norm Richter of Textron, Inc., Karen Halby of Sony Corporation, and Judy Zelisko of Brunswick, Inc. The Steering Committee included Peter Barnes of General Electric, Peter Blessing of Shearman Sterling, Steven Cohen of SJC Tax Consulting, Gregory May of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Carol Tello of Sutherland, Roger Wheeler of KPMG, Janice Lucchesi of Akzo Nobel Inc., Linda Evans of IBM Corporation, Michael Caballero of Paul Hastings, Marjorie Rollinson of Ernst & Young, and Chip Harter of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

For the handouts from this meeting, access the website by clicking on this link: U.S. Conference Materials. (This document folder is available to Members Only – contact the office if you need assistance logging into the website)

Thank you to the Sponsors of the 2009 Annual Conference: Thomson Reuters, Ballentine Barbera Group, BNA Tax & Accounting, Covington & Burling, Duff & Phelps, McKee Nelson, Orrick, and Tax Analysts.

Member Newsletter - Fall 2009

Member Newsletter - Fall 2009

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