An Annual Congress, hosted by one of IFA's Branches in different locations around the world, provides an opportunity for an exchange of knowledge and experience with respect to fiscal law. These Congresses attract some 1,400 - 2,200 participants plus their accompanying persons. They afford scope for useful contacts with leading experts in the fiscal field, both as part of the official programme and in the course of private discussions.
Two subjects are selected each year by the Permanent Scientific Committee. These subjects form the basis of exhaustive discussions, normally resulting in some sort of concluding statement or recommendation.
The "Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International" contains IFA Branch Reports and the General Reports on these subjects.
The Congress programme is supplemented by a choice of seminars, covering more technical subjects, whether international in character or focused on the law of the jurisdiction where the Congress is being held.