“The NTA has played a key role in my professional life. For years I’ve looked forward to the annual conferences as opportunities to learn what is happening not only at the cutting edge of research in the tax field, but in policy implementation as well. It’s like attending an over-stocked, excellent buffet—it’s a tough decision to pick among all the great parallel offerings. For me a lot of the learning and the enjoyment goes on, too, outside the formal sessions, when I meet and catch up with old friends. And as I’ve become a more “senior” member of the association, I find it a particular pleasure to meet and listen to the new generations of tax scholars and professionals. Reading the NTJ is great, too—but there’s nothing like actual face to face discussions to stimulate ideas.”
Victoria Perry is an Assistant Director in the Fiscal Affairs Department at the IMF. Since joining the IMF in 1993, she has provided technical assistance in tax policy and revenue administration to more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, and Asia. From 2002 to 2008 she served as Division Chief for Revenue Administration in FAD, and from 2008 until June, 2016, she was Division Chief of Tax Policy. She is a coauthor of the book “The Modern VAT,” published by the IMF in 2001.
Prior to joining the IMF, Ms. Perry was the Deputy Director of the Harvard University International Tax Program, teaching comparative income taxation and value added taxation and providing technical assistance in revenue policy through the Harvard Institute for International Development. Ms. Perry previously practiced tax law with the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale).
She is past president of the American Tax Policy Institute; currently First Vice President of the National Tax Association; a member of the Board of the International Institute for Public Finance; and past Chair of the Value Added Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation. She received her J.D. from the Harvard Law School, and her B.A. from Yale University in economics and philosophy.