TTN was formed in 1989 and is constituted as a Swiss Verein. Membership of the network is personal rather than corporate to reflect the founding philosophy of an intimate grouping of friends and colleagues rather than a large professionally managed institution.
The membership of TTN is drawn mainly from smaller tax law, accounting and trust practices with a strong international client base.
Some countries are represented by more than one member, but admission is based on a criteria of complementarily of skills with existing members to avoid conflict. TTN has a pre-dominantly Western European membership base as it is considered important to meet regularly to exchange views and discuss new developments.
Great emphasis is placed on attendance at the bi-annual meetings which take place in spring and autumn of each year. At these meetings tax related subjects of topical interest are presented by speakers drawn both from the members themselves, or from acknowledged specialists from government, academia and well known private sector firms.
The Executive Committee recognizes the importance of encouraging members to network for mutual benefit. Meetings are therefore educative, commercial and social. Spouses are welcomed, and there is an entertaining program of excursions, visits and receptions. Running costs of this taxation network are kept to a minimum and annual subscriptions reflect this. For more information on membership contact the secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org