About Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants' Associations

Organization

The Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations (JFCPTAA or the Federation) is a special corporation based on the Certified Public Tax Accountants Law, and it consists of 15 regional associations located throughout the country. The General Meeting, the Federation’s supreme decision-making body, is held in every July, attended by representatives of the 15 regional Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations. In addition to approval and determination of annual business reports, settlement of accounts, business plans and budget, the Assembly is charged with resolving important matters concerning the basis of Federation management, such as amendments to and abolishment of Federation rules and regulations. Federation officers, comprising the chairman, vice chairmen (maximum 15), directors (101), and auditors (15) are elected at the General Meeting, with their term of office being two years. A maximum of three senior managing directors are appointed by the chairman from among the directors.

Purposes

The Federation has as its objectives undertaking guidance, notification and supervision for Certified Public Tax Accountants Associations and their members, aiming to contribute to the fulfillment of their obligation and improvement and progress in their activities, all adhering to the mission and duties of certified public tax accountants, and managing the registration of certified public tax accountants and reports of their corporations.

Undertakings

The Federation is responsible for:
  • (1) Giving recommendations or instructions to Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations and their members in matters of guidance, notifications and Supervision for their members
  • (2) Research on tax administration, taxes and certified public tax accountant systems
  • (3) Research on ways to improve the activities of members of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations
  • (4) PR for certified public tax accountant-related systems and activities
  • (5) Issue of a periodic bulletin
  • (6) Administration concerning registration of certified public tax accountants and reports of certified public tax accountants’ corporations
  • (7) Measures for training certified public tax accountants
  • (8) Measures for activities of certified public tax accountants in dealing with small business taxpayers
  • (9) Measures for journal kept by members of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations
  • (10) Submission of recommendations to the authorities, or response to their requests for advice on tax administration systems, taxes and certified public tax accountants


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