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.
Improvements urgently needed to HMRC’s IR35 assessment tool for off-payroll working rules to operate effectively
New legislation published today will make businesses and other organisations responsible for determining the tax status of the contractors they hire through their own companies and ensuring the necessary employment taxes are paid
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is urging HMRC to maximise efforts to communicate forthcoming changes to capital gains tax which will introduce new and increase existing tax bills for some home sellers from April 2020.
National digital services taxes – like the UK proposal for which legislation was published today, and the French proposal which passed the country’s Senate today – should only be temporary stopgaps ahead of the forging of an international consensus on how the digital economy should be taxed, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)
School summer holidays bring the perennial headache for parents to find childcare cover.
Today’s review of inheritance tax by the Office of Tax Simplification contains some sensible suggestions for reforming inheritance tax (IHT). As always, continued consultation is needed as the proposals are developed and refined, says the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).