Welcome to the new taxadmin.org!
FTA is 80 years old, but we want our communications tools to be 21st century. We’re launching an entirely new conduit for state tax administrations to learn, collaborate and share best practices.
We’re keeping the name and website -- www.taxadmin.org -- and your favorite content. But FTA members will notice a new suite of services. Taxpayers and tax professionals will find it easier to locate useful documents. Data will be updated more frequently.
Here are the top five things you should know about the new TaxAdmin.org:
1. Responsive Design
You work with mobile devices now. So we created a website that can be easily viewed on any screen, whether it’s desktop, laptop, phone or tablet-sized. This “responsive design” translates into easy-to-navigate web page layouts.
2. An Easier Navigation Menu
We used to offer several different navigation menus. Now there is only one navigation bar, organized by category, to help you find information faster than ever. Users-only information will appear for those who log in.
3. Live Q&A
FTA now has an integrated messaging tool, powered by Intercom, for members who need a quick answer about the website or any of our other services.
To get started, click the small chat bubble or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Better Integrated Search
FTA has documents. Thousands of documents. You’ll never find them all by wandering through menu items. Our new search bar is (1) always available on every page; (2) returns results from any page; and our favorite, (3) searches inside of PDF documents.
5. The best collection of tax administration information on the planet.
FTA is the only association that represents the 50 state tax agencies, plus D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. If you work for one of those agencies, you are an FTA member. We’ve compiled quite a nice little library, and we collect content that isn’t available elsewhere. You’ll always have full (and free) access to our entire collection. But taxadmin.org is also a go-to resource for media, researchers, elected officials, academics and more. We take that role seriously. Their go-to content will still be on taxadmin.org (just easier to find). And then, starting in 2016, non-members will have a new option to obtain select access to our expanding archives library, and tax agencies in other countries and cities will likewise have expanded access options.
6. Bonus item:
We gave ourselves a bit of cosmetic surgery as well. We hope you enjoy our fresh look.