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.
‘Enabling’ tax avoidance – legislation must draw distinction between promoting avoidance and advising on the law
John Cullinane, Tax Policy Director of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, has commented on today’s government consultation paper on ‘Strengthening Tax Avoidance Sanctions and Deterrents'.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed the announcement in the Making Tax Digital consultation documents of an exemption for many small businesses from digital record-keeping and quarterly digital reporting to HMRC, and a year’s deferral of those obligations for others.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed HMRC’s decision to exempt many small businesses from new tax reporting obligations, laid out in a series of consultations by the Government today.
Elderly and retirees among those to benefit from welcome change to tax law on life insurance policies
The Chartered Institute of Taxation and its Low Incomes Tax Reform Group welcome government’s commitment to tax changes on life insurance policies.
Lone parents who care for their adult disabled children may be missing out on a valuable tax concession because of misleading information on the government website, says the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG).