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.
Leading tax adviser and commentator Heather Self and former cabinet minister David Gauke have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to the field of taxation by the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) suggests the Government looks to make the £500 Test and Trace support lump sum payments free from income tax.
Over 100 charities, trade unions, human rights organisations, and religion or belief groups, coordinated by Humanists UK, have come together to protect human rights and judicial review.
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is concerned to learn of several issues, including some originating from HMRC, that meant people who were trying to agree loan charge settlements were unable to meet the recent deadline.
Self-isolation payments should be tax exempt to reduce uncertainty and boost compliance, argue tax professionals
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) of the Chartered Institute of Taxation has backed a call to make the new self-isolation support payments free of income tax and said this should apply across the UK.