The Pacific Islands Tax Administrators Association (PITAA) was initiated in May 2003 during a seminar in Tonga which was attended by eight tax representative of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The seminar was organized by the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre (PFTAC).
This conference heralded the pledge by tax administrators to address tax issues most relevant to them and also promote closer cooperation and coordination, information sharing, promote international standards best tax practices, enhance skills and encourage development of high tax professionals. This was largely seen as the “initial step” towards strengthening their professional ties and discusses ways to formulate and adopt strategies to modernise the tax administration.
PITAA has now built an environment in which PICs tax administration annually meet to freely share their views and desires for their individual administration.