Improving the way tax stamps are developed and used

The International Tax Stamp Association is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in November 2015, that is working to ensure better understanding of the benefits of tax stamps and tax stamp technology, and to promote high professional standards through education, research and advocacy, and by developing and promoting best practice.

ITSA is recognised by government regulators and tax issuing authorities at national and regional level and recognised as an authoritative voice for the tax stamp community. We currently have 24 members from 15 different countries and growing!

If you are interested in joining ITSA then please complete the application form here.

Press Releases

24 May 2022

ITSA Appoints New Board and Chairman

Following its 5th Annual General Meeting, held in May 2022 in Malta, during the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has appointed three directors to its board. Furthermore, ITSA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chairman. The three directors are Marietta Ulrich-Horn of …

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14 Feb 2022

Corrigendum Note Issued by Itsa

Further to its press release dated January 17th 2022 entitled ‘INTERNATIONAL TAX STAMP ASSOCIATION  RAISES CONCERNS OVER ECUADOR’S FISCAL TRACEABILITY MOVE’, the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) would like to issue the following corrigendum upon INEXTO’s request: In Chile, INEXTO’s partner ATOS Worldline was disqualified for 2 reasons according to …

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15 Nov 2021


The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) is calling for improvements to a directive that controls the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products in the European Union. ITSA believes that while the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), which is currently undergoing a mandatory review, has been very effective in some …

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Proposal for an FCTC Protocol-Compliant Tobacco Control System Blue Print

Its aim is to contribute to the work being carried out on implementing a tobacco track and trace system compliant …

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ITSA Guideline

Why Tax Stamps Provide the Best Combined Solution for Traceability and Security Features Under the EU Tobacco Products Directive

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UIDs for Tobacco Track & Trace

How to Make Unique Identifiers for Tobacco Track and Trace Secure and Independent from the Tobacco Industry: A Standards-Based Approach

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Click above to view ITSA’s workshop presentation to revenue authorities at the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum, 16 May 2022


Tax Stamp and Traceability News - On the Record with Pakistan Revenue Authority

#taxstamp #revenue #track #trace

ITSA's recommendations for the best types of glue to use on tobacco and alcohol #taxstamps, taking into account different packaging surfaces, stamp application methods, and re-use/recycling requirements.

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