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.

What's new

  • Welcome for delay to new VAT reverse charge

    The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed today’s announcement¹ that construction firms will get an extra year to prepare for a major change in accounting for VAT.

  • More than a thousand tax professionals now ADIT-certified

    The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is delighted to announce that the number of international tax professionals who have achieved ADIT (Advanced Diploma in International Taxation) certification has grown to more than 1,000, after the latest exams took place in June 2019.

  • Call to delay new VAT reverse charge

    Many small and medium size construction firms have not had adequate opportunity to prepare for a major change in accounting for VAT, says a concerned Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT). This has led the CIOT to call on HMRC to delay the change by six months.

  • CIOT pleased at recent efforts to challenge HMRC

    Commenting on today’s publishing of a Treasury Sub-Committee report called Disputing Tax, John Cullinane, CIOT Tax Policy Director, said:

  • Campaigners welcome Parliamentary committee’s recommendations for unrepresented taxpayers

    The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has welcomed today’s report from the House of Commons Treasury Sub-committee which makes recommendations on HMRC’s approach to dispute resolution - including calling for HMRC to urgently review and improve the guidance it makes available to vulnerable taxpayers.

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