The CIOT is the leading professional body in the United Kingdom concerned solely with taxation. The CIOT is an educational charity, promoting education and study of the administration and practice of taxation. One of our key aims is to work for a better, more efficient, tax system for all affected by it – taxpayers, their advisers and the authorities. The CIOT’s work covers all aspects of taxation, including direct and indirect taxes and duties. Through our Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), the CIOT has a particular focus on improving the tax system, including tax credits and benefits, for the unrepresented taxpayer.
The CIOT draws on our members’ experience in private practice, commerce and industry, government and academia to improve tax administration and propose and explain how tax policy objectives can most effectively be achieved. We also link to, and draw on, similar leading professional tax bodies in other countries. The CIOT’s comments and recommendations on tax issues are made in line with our charitable objectives: we are politically neutral in our work.
The LITRG is an initiative of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) to give a voice to the unrepresented. Since 1998 LITRG has been working to improve the policy and processes of the tax, tax credits and associated welfare systems for the benefit of those on low incomes.
The CIOT’s 17,600 members have the practising title of ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and the designatory letters ‘CTA’, to represent the leading tax qualification.
Warning that the abolition of Class 2 National Insurance contributions will result in the lowest earners among the self-employed potentially paying five times more than they do now to secure entitlement to a state retirement pension.
Scottish Fiscal Commission must ensure adequate safeguarding of sensitive personal data say tax professionals
The CIOT was responding to the Scottish Government’s call for evidence on the Draft Scottish Fiscal Commission
Tax advisers have today welcomed the government’s announcement that proposals to penalise ‘enablers’ of tax avoidance schemes will be focussed on abusive arrangements that “no one could mistake for a reasonable commercial arrangement.”
the Government has published a policy paper on aligning the point at which employer and employee National Insurance Contributions (NICs) start to be paid
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) highlights how HMRC could simplify how tax is collected on foreign pensions.