IATA taxation activities are prioritized in consultation with the IATA Industry Taxation Working Group (ITWG), a group of tax specialists from regionally diverse member airlines. The ITWG provides support, advice and guidance to IATA management related to the elimination or reduction of unfair or burdensome taxes on the aviation industry.​


  • Develop strategies and action plans in conjunction with IATA to protect the industry taxation interests of IATA Member airlines.
  • Identify and prioritize campaigns and issues to eliminate or reduce industry taxation costs in order to achieve agreed industry targets for cost reductions/avoidance.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the worldwide regime of reciprocal exemption as laid out in ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Policy Document 8632.
  • ​Provide an effective communication forum dealing with arising industry taxation issues.

Composition and Frequency of Meetings

The ITWG is open to IATA member airlines only. The number of participants is limited to 15 and they meet twice a year.


India Taxation Task Force (ITTF)

Need for more information?

Please contact us at taxation@iata.org