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 23 members from 15 different countries and growing!

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

Press Releases

15 Aug 2020

Tax stamps can boost government finances in post-COVID world

Trade bodies, government officials and NGOs have highlighted the crucial role of tax stamp and traceability programmes in boosting government finances strained by the COVID-19 pandemic. An online webinar held by the International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) brought together 160 stakeholders from around the world to discuss best practices for …

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18 Jun 2020

ITSA hits back over tax stamp criticism

ITSA has responded to criticism of tax stamps in a new report on the impact of blockchain technology on excise duty payments.

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11 May 2020

EUCJ rejects legal appeal against Tobacco Products Directive

ITSA has criticised the decision to reject its legal claim against the EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), calling it “disappointing and curious”.

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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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Webinar highlights – 7 minutes


Highlights - TRAZABILIDAD PARA EL CONTROL DE TABACO: clave para un mercado lícito y mayor recaudación fiscal en tiempos de COVID-19 - with Juan Carlos Yañez Arenas, Michel Jorratt De Luis, Francisco Mandiola Allamand & Cédric PRUCHE.

Tax stamps secure tobacco revenues as Covid counterfeiting rages

ITSA seminars
Two webinars by ITSA cover tax stamps and securing revenues as international supply chains continue to be threatened by counterfeiters and smugglers, taking advantage of the pandemic to trade in illicit tobacco, the trade body says.

Check out my latest article: Change of Dates as the Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum 2021 goes to Malta in October. via @LinkedIn

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