Improving and empowering state tax administration
Improving and empowering state tax administration

World Kindness Day (All Month Long)

Share a Message of Kindness! World Kindness Day, observed annually on November 13, is dedicated to promoting awareness of global goodwill by encouraging people worldwide to perform acts of kindness every day. We encourage you to participate in World Kindness Day throughout November! All month long, we remember the positive impact a kind word or … Read more

John Valentine

John Valentine Member, Past President, FTA Board of Trustees Commissioner and Chairman, Utah State Tax Commission John Valentine was reappointed by Governor Spencer J. Cox as commission chairman of the Utah State Tax Commission in 2021.  He was first appointed by Governor Gary R. Herbert to serve as commissioner and chairman in 2014.   Commissioner … Read more

Neena Savage

Neena Savage Immediate Past President, FTA Board of Trustees Rhode Island’s Tax Administrator Neena S. Savage was appointed as Rhode Island’s Tax Administrator on January 4, 2017, and currently serves on the FTA Board of Trustees as its Immediate Past President. Under Administrator Savage’s guidance, FTA implemented a new strategic plan grounded in accountability, sustainability, … Read more

Peter Barca

Peter Barca President, FTA Board of Trustees Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Revenue Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Peter Barca joined the FTA Board of Trustees in 2019, and his one-year term as president runs through June 2024. Secretary Barca was appointed as Secretary by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers in January 2019. He served in the … Read more

Vernon Barnett

Vernon Barnett Second Vice President, FTA Board of Trustees Commissioner, Alabama Department of Revenue Governor Kay Ivey appointed Vernon Barnett to serve as commissioner of the Alabama Department of Revenue in May 2017. Commissioner Barnett was appointed to the FTA Board of Trustees in 2019 and currently serves as the Board’s second vice president.  Commissioner … Read more

Keith J. Richardson

Keith J. Richardson Secretary, FTA Board of Trustees Deputy Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia Office of Chief Financial Officer, Office of Tax and Revenue Keith J. Richardson is a results-oriented executive with more than 34 years of experience in tax administration, operations management, and financial services. He was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer for … Read more

Media Center

FTA Leaderboard Gather insights through these exclusive short video interviews with current and past FTA leaders View the Leaderboard FTA Tax Breaks Discover the FTA Tax Breaks podcast, delving into current subjects and their relevance View Tax Breaks Audio Podcasts View and subscribe to FTA Tax Breaks (audio version), along with various podcasts featuring FTA … Read more


Join Our Team, Elevating Tax Administration and its 50,000 Employees! We are singularly focused on improving and elevating the profession of tax administration and the more than 50,000 employees of our state and city member agencies Central to the Citizen Experience in the U.S. Tax revenues: The funding source for public services enjoyed by all … Read more

Tax Breaks Podcast Series

Welcome to FTA Tax Breaks! A podcast by the Federation of Tax Administrators FTA Tax Breaks delves into current subjects and their relevance to the realm of tax administration.  Our guests generously share their wealth of knowledge and unique perspectives, providing invaluable insights and expertise to our listeners. Visit the FTA Tax Breaks podcast site … Read more

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