The Institute recognizes the importance of research in areas of Customs and Taxation to tax administrations and stakeholders. The Institute’s research activities are focused on improving the administration of customs and taxation. The Research Technical Committee (RTC) is responsible for formulation of the research agenda.

The research agenda of the Institute is “Enhancing Tax Compliance” with the following priority research themes:

In order to ensure focus, efficiency and equity, the research activities of the institute are guided by the ITA Research and Consultancy Policy 2012.