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

6 Jan 2023

2023 – An Exciting Year for Revenue Stamps

By Gerben van Wijk, Chairman, ITSA Although it is impossible to predict the future, it is clear that the industry has a shared expectation for 2023 when it comes to revenue stamps: growth! Over the past years, several case studies have shown that the introduction of a holistic revenue stamp …

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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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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


Kenyans may see the price of alcohol, cigarettes, juices and cosmetic products rise as the Kenyan Revenue Authority plans to increase the cost of their associated tax stamps.

Search 'Tax Stamp & Traceability News' for more on this and other stories.

Curious about tax stamps? Dive into a free issue of TSTN learn about emerging technologies, crackdowns on illicit trade and more.

Just search ‘Tax Stamp & Traceability News’, go to the Newsletters section and click the highlighted edition (October 2022).

ITSA has launched an initiative to gather input from tax stamp issuing authorities and suppliers ahead of ISO’s formal review of tax stamp standard 22382:2018, with the aim of providing input to that review once it gets underway.

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