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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.

The ADIT qualification is held now by over 1,100 tax practitioners in 80 countries and territories. More than 200 students completed ADIT in the last 12 months and can now add the post-nominals ‘ADIT’ after their name, including the first ADIT graduates in Cameroon, Georgia, Rwanda and Ukraine.

A total of 710 students sat ADIT exams in June 2019, with exams taking place in a record 57 cities around the world; new ADIT exam locations included Muscat, in Oman, and Seoul, in South Korea. Of the 710 students who sat exams, 624 passed at least one exam.

CIOT President Glyn Fullelove said:

“I congratulate ADIT students who achieved success in their exams this June.

“More than a thousand international tax professionals have now completed the full ADIT qualification since the first ADIT exams took place in 2004, and the number of ADIT students around the world continues to grow each year. International tax matters are of ever-increasing importance for tax practitioners and their employers, and we are proud that ADIT is the leading global qualification in this area.

“Achieving ADIT certification should be a real source of pride to successful students and to their employers, as the exams are designed to challenge students’ mastery of a range of contemporary international tax subjects and the application of those subjects to real-world situations. Students who complete the ADIT qualification are invited to continue their relationship with the CIOT and demonstrate their commitment to best practice and learning in international tax by becoming International Tax Affiliates of the CIOT.

“Special congratulations must go to those students who have excelled in their ADIT studies and achieved a distinction grade for excellence across their examinations, and to the winners of the six awards for the best performance in the various exam options.

“We look forward to welcoming the award winners and new ADIT graduates to a forthcoming ADIT graduation ceremony, and to supporting their international tax and career development for many years to come.”

The following candidates will receive awards for their achievements in the June 2019 exams:

Tobias Hagemann, of Berlin, Germany, who is employed by Mazars, is awarded the Heather Self Medal.
George Jenkins, of Cambridge, United Kingdom, who is employed by Deloitte, is awarded the Raymond Kelly Medal.
Luis Felipe De Campos, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, who sat Module 2.11: Brazil option, is awarded the International Fiscal Association Prize.
Elizabeth Jane Doak, of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, who is employed by HMRC, is awarded the Croner-i Prize.
Christis Christoforou, of Athens, Greece, who is employed by Naftomar, is awarded the Wood Mackenzie Prize.
Adrian Nowak, of London, United Kingdom, who sat Module 3.01: EU Direct Tax option, is awarded the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal.

Notes for editors

1. There are two windows to sit ADIT exams every year, in June and December. The first CIOT ADIT exams were in 2004. More information about ADIT can be found here. The key benefits of gaining the ADIT qualification are that it is a global benchmark of quality and an independent means of demonstrating international tax knowledge and ability. Its portability is also attractive to students and employers and it is a demonstration of a student’s expertise in multiple countries and international tax subjects. The CIOT administers and awards ADIT students. Those who complete the ADIT are entitled to put the designatory letters 'ADIT' after their name and gain the opportunity to become an International Tax Affiliate of the CIOT.

2. The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)

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 CIOT’s 18,400 members have the practising title of ‘Chartered Tax Adviser’ and the designatory letters ‘CTA’, to represent the leading tax qualification.
Media should contact: Hamant Verma on 0207 340 2702 / 07740 477374 and HVerma@ciot.org.uk

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