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.
Many newcomers to Self-Assessment fail to realise they may have to pay some money in advance towards their next tax bil
Response to the Public Accounts Committee’s Report on HMRC’s performance in 2016-17
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) is calling for revisions to a new government scheme to tackle VAT evasion
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is urging people with outstanding tax liabilities to take steps urgently to avoid penalties for late payment
Tax professionals have cautioned that plans to restructure Scottish income tax will introduce additional complexities for Scottish taxpayers, while warning that today’s measures should not be considered in isolation from the wider UK tax and benefits regime.