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.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the Government announcement during a House of Commons debate1 that the tax and national insurance relief offered through childcare vouchers would remain available to new applicants for a further six months.
Campaigners for taxpayers on low incomes have given a cautious welcome to a call for evidence launched today on ways in which online platforms could act as intermediaries between their users and HMRC by enabling users to understand and comply with their tax obligations
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed today’s updated position paper from the Government on corporate tax and the digital economy.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation has welcomed today’s call for evidence from the Treasury on the VAT registration threshold.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) in Scotland has welcomed the Chancellor sticking to his plan and delivering a streamlined spring statement.