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Welcome to IFA Japanese Branch Website

  International Fiscal Association(IFA) is a leading non-governmental and non-sectoral international association dealing with international tax law. Membership of IFA stands at more than 12,000 from some 100 countries. It consists of high level representatives from both the private and the public sectors, including the Courts, Universities and international governmental and non-governmental organizations.

  IFA Japanese Branch unites the Japanese members of the IFA in order to represent their interests within the IFA and supports the effort of the IFA in the study of international tax law. Furthermore, IFA Japanese Branch holds meetings and seminars on topical issues of international taxation.


  • IFA Indonesia International Tax Seminar (Webinar) 2020
  IFA Indonesia International Tax Seminar (Webinar) will be held on 9 and 16 December 2020.  There is two time difference between Japan and Jakarta.
  The event will feature leading tax experts across the globe and honorable guests from tax authorities.
【Date】9 December 2020(Keynote Speech、Session1・2)、15:30-19:00(JST)
     16 December 2020(Session3・Panel discussion)、16:00-19:00(JST)
【Topics】Keynote speech:John Hutagaol and Pascal Saint-Amans
           Session1:Taxation issues in the context of the Digital Economy -  recent international tax developments and lesson learned from Asian Countries
  (Miranda Stewart,  Kuntal Dave, Bruno da Silva, and Arnaldo Purba)
           Session2:Current Development in Transfer Pricing - Challenges on the application of Arm's Length principle due to COVID-19
 ( Permana Adi, Balim Boerman, Dwi Astuti, Neha Shah)
           Session3:Recent International Tax Updates on impact of Multilateral Instrument Implementation to the Tax Treaty and Tax Treaty dispute resolution.
(Hans Mooij, Sandra Knaepen, P. Putu Oka Kusumawardani)
           Panel discussion:recent international tax developments and its implementation in Indonesia
(Ay Tjhing Phan, Cindy Sukiman, Dries Schilderman, Mohamad Hendriana, Andrew Auerbach)
     The Seminar is free of registration fees for all IFA Members. If you are interested, please register here.

  • IFA Japanese Branch Online Meeting 2021 
    IFA Japanese Branch Online Meeting will be held on 20 January 2021.
   【Date】20 January 2021, 15:00~16:30
   【Theme】The Interpretation of Tax Treaty - Preservation Principle 
   【Speaker】Inoue Koichi, Of Counsel, Jones Day (Tokyo) 
     If you are interested, please click here for registration.


  • IFA Japanese Branch Online Meeting
     IFA Japanese Branch Online Meeting will be held on 23 December 2020.
   【Date】23 December 2020, 15:00~16:30
   【Theme】Digital Taxation
   【Speaker】Watanabe Tetsuya, the professor of Waseda University.
     Please click here for registration.
  • Japanese Reporter of 2022 Cancun, Mexico
      The Japanese Branch Reporters for the Cancun Congress which will be held in September 10-15, 2022, have been selected.
     Subject 1:Sharing and Shifting Losses – The “New” Profit Shifting?
                    (Branch Reporter: Koichiro, Yoshimura)
     Subject 2:Good faith in domestic and international tax law
                    (Branch Reporter: Yoshinori, Ikeda)
  •  Future activities of IFA Japanese Branch under the COVID-19
     As already announced by the Chairman, in view of the COVID-19, future activities of Japanese Branch will be conducted as follows.
     1. This year, branch general meeting is cancelled.
     2. In August, progress report meetings of Berlin Congress will be held via Zoom(Webinar).
         (We'll get back to you with more details.)
     3. After September, some seminars will be held on the theme of "International taxation after COVID-19" via Zoom(Webinar).
     4.The Asia-Pacific Conference, which will be held in Tokyo, is scheduled to be held in April or May 2022.
  • New schedule IFA Canun Congress and Future Congress     
            Due to the Covid-19 situation the 2020 Cancun Congress had to be postponed
            to 10-15 September 2022.
            But, the Cahier will be published and distributed this year and the 2021 Berlin
           Congress will remain to be held in 2021. 
           Further, future IFA congress will be held one year later than originally planned.
           For more informatinos, please check the news. 
  • Future Congress 

         2021 Berlin, Germany,  August 29 - September
         2022 Cancun, Mexico,  September 10-15
         2023 Cape Town, South Africa, November 26-30
         2024 Lisbon, Portugal, September 1-5
         2025 Melbourne, Australia, October 19-23
       2026 Stockholm, Sweden