News / Bulletins from the Executive Director of CATA, Duncan Onduru














Peter Estey

It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing this week of Peter Estey, who represented Canada on CATA's Management Committee from 2010 to 2014 and served as a key speaker at a number of CATA Technical Conferences.

Peter was a towering figure in the CATA community and often used his long institutional memory to guide discussions of the Management Committee. He will be greatly missed by everyone connected with the Association.

Messages of condolence may be left by clicking on the following link.

Peter’s obituary


Fundamental reforms proposed for the Workshop on the Taxation of International Transactions

(Scenes from the 2017 TOIT which ran between 7 - 25 August)

This year marked an important milestone in the development of the capacity building programme for CATA as the final edition of the Workshop on Taxation of International Transactions (TOIT) concluded on 25 August 2017. After 21 years of successfully running and benefitting many of our CATA members, next year, a new edition of TOIT will be introduced.

Taking into consideration the developments in

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OECD issues further guidance on Country by Country Reporting

As part of the on-going work under BEPS Action 13, the OECD Inclusive Framework has released further guidance on “Country by Country Reporting” (CbC) for the Multinational enterprises. CbC Reporting is one of the key BEPS Actions expected to enhance transparency in tax reporting (including value creation and reporting) and tackling transfer pricing challenges related to appropriate profit allocation between jurisdictions.

Full information


Nine CATA members join the United Nations Committee of Tax Experts


The UN Secretary General has appointed 25 member countries to serve in the UN Committee of Experts in International Taxation. Among the 25 are 9 CATA members- Canada, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Singapore and Zambia.

The Executive Director wishes to congratulate the appointed tax officials and urge them to continue working for an all-inclusive international tax system that particularly addresses the challenges of the developing countries.

Read the full press release


Workshop on “Modern Techniques of Investigation and Intelligence Gathering”

This high level workshop, held from 22nd August to 24th August at the National Academy of Direct Taxes in Nagpur, India, was well received by the 29 senior tax officials who attended.  CATA, as a co-sponsor, extends its thanks to the Indian Government and the National Academy of Direct Taxes for hosting and facilitating this very successful event. (Photo: delegates with NADT staff and CATA's Executive Director).

Full report on the Workshop by the Executive Director


2017 CATA Conference, Accra, Ghana, 6 to 10 November

Online registrations are now being accepted for this year's Conference.  Full background information and hyperlinks to enable delegates to both register for the Conference and book accommodation in Accra may be found in the following documents:

Invitation letter 

Information note

Kindly note that hotel accommodation should be booked as early as possible and at the latest by 18th September 2017.

Conference web site