Asia Oceania Tax Consultants' Association
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|Headquarters||Sydney, NSW, Australia|
The Asia Oceania Tax Consultants' Association (AOTCA) was founded in 1992 in Tokyo. The AOTCA is an umbrella organisation that embraces 21 national organisations from 17 Asia-Oceanic states and within them over 400,000 tax advisers.
The purpose of the AOTCA is to bring together all tax advisers' organisations of all Asia and Oceanic states and to safeguard the professional interests of tax advisers and to assure the quality of tax services provided to the public. The AOTCA aims to promote the further development of the national laws governing the profession, to exchange information about national tax and professional laws and the development of the tax and professional law in Asia and Oceania, to maintain relations with the authorities at national and international levels, and most of all to bring to those authorities the experience of practitioners of all areas of taxation and of professional law. The AOTCA also aims to inform the public about the services that tax advisers provide, to facilitate co-operation in all areas which are of common interest to tax advisers of the Asia-Oceania region, and to seek to provide the best possible conditions for the tax advisers to carry out their profession.
The General Meeting is the governing body of the AOTCA and the General Council is the highest-ranking administrative body. It is in charge of the day-to-day running of the AOTCA.
AOTCA convenes a general council meeting annually and a general meeting bi-annually in collaboration with a host organization. At the time of convening meetings, it holds technical sessions and discussions on local and international tax matters, investment, etc.
|Year||Location||Host Member||Event Documents|
|2009||Mumbai, India||All India Federation of Tax Practitioners||Link|
|2010||Sydney, Australia||The Tax Institute||Link|
|2011||Bali, Indonesia||Indonesian Tax Consultants Association||Link|
AOTCA promotes cooperative relationships with CFE and SGATAR (Study Group on Asian Tax Administration and Research), a forum for tax administration. Since 2005, AOTCA and those organizations send representatives to respective annual meeting on reciprocal basis for exchanging information. AOTCA is trying to enhance recognition of significant roles of tax professionals through these channels.
AOTCA is also cooperating with CFE and STEP in the development a charter of tax payer's rights.
There are 21 members, 1 associate members and one headquarter member.
There have been 5 presidents in AOTCA's history.
|1993–1996||Teruaki Kataoka||Norihisa Maeda||Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations|
|1997–2000||David Russell QC||Peter Cowdroy & Noel Rowland||Taxation Institute of Australia|
|2001–2004||Jong-Tae Koo||Yong-Ro Lee & Luck Chang||Korean Association of Certified Public Tax Accountants|
|2005–2008||Kinjiro Mori||Hirotaka Ishii||Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations|
|2009-2012||Gil Levy||Noel Rowland||The Tax Institute (Australia)|
|2012-current||Thomas Lee||Noel Rowland||The Tax Institute (Australia)|
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