Chapman Tripp Consultant (and former partner) Craig Elliffe has been appointed to the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Craig is the first New Zealander to ever be appointed to the PSC.
The PSC is a group of 24 people and includes the senior tax member of the OECD, the chair of the UN Committee of Experts on international tax, a senior tax member of the European Commission and leading academics and practitioners from around the world. The main task of the PSC is to supervise the planning and implementation of the scientific work of the IFA.
Craig was a tax partner at Chapman Tripp from 2002 to 2009, and has been a consultant for the firm (part time) since. Craig is Professor of Taxation Law and Policy at the University of Auckland, and is the Director of the Master of Taxation Studies, the premier qualification for postgraduate taxation in New Zealand.
The IFA is the only non-governmental and non-sectorial international organisation dealing with fiscal matters on a worldwide basis. Its objects are the study and advancement of international and comparative law in regard to public finance, specifically international and comparative fiscal law and the financial and economic aspects of taxation.
Membership consists of senior academics, legal and accounting practitioners, revenue authorities and the judiciary. There are 12,257 members drawn from 105 countries.