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 published a guide1 to help the self-employed understand the tax system better. The guide is a response to LITRG’s concerns that low income self-employed people do not understand fully their tax position and the interaction with some benefits, and to worries about the impact of reduced guidance and face to face help for taxpayers from HMRC.
What do we mean when we talk about the ‘rule of law’?
In his inaugural speech as President of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), Glyn Fullelove will today say that high professional standards has the potential to be one of the strongest positive messages in the CTA (Chartered Tax Adviser) brand. He will say there is no place for any tax advisers who promote avoidance schemes in the CIOT.
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) backs the Office for Tax Simplification’s (OTS) call for the Government to prioritise action to address long-standing concerns about the experience of smaller businesses
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is appealing to the Government to hold off on adding further complexity to the taxation of residential property after a spate of changes in recent years, or risk further confusing the public and those involved in property transactions such as conveyancers.