Being an organization with an international scope, cooperation has always been high on IBFD's agenda. International cooperation generally takes place through exchange agreements with universities and research institutes as well as privileged working relationships with international organizations in the field of tax law.
As education and research in tax law are integral parts of its mission, IBFD has a long tradition of concluding agreements with various universities all over the world.
EATLP is the European Association of Tax Law Professors whose seat is at IBFD in Amsterdam. The Academic Chairman of IBFD is ex officio secretary of the organization and member of the EATLP board. IBFD provides academic and logistical support to EATLP activities, in particular to the organization of its annual congress and the publication of the congress reports.
Since its foundation in 1938, IBFD has been closely associated with the International Fiscal Association (IFA). IBFD (until recently) published the IFA annual congress reports, and its Academic Chairman is ex officio member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the IFA. Additionally, IBFD hosts and coaches the IFA researcher, provides quick news reports (Tax News Service) on all sessions of the annual IFA congress and, each year, devotes a special issue of the Bulletin for International Taxation - Journal exclusively to the IFA congress.
The International Assocoation of Tax Judges has its headquarters in IBFD.