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.
“We welcome the sensible decision to avoid changing the income tax rates in Wales."
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group is reminding people that the online tax return filing deadline of 31 January 2019 is approaching fast. The advice is because HMRC found that almost half of 2016/17 tax returns were filed in the month of January.1
Opportunity for global businesses to correct their tax welcomed by CIOT – but its wider concerns gro
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) welcomes HMRC’s approach to businesses they suspect of breaking the rules on the Diverted Profits Tax (DPT). But the CIOT is concerned that the need for the new facility indicates a tax system that is under strain, and placing increasing burdens on taxpayers.
Taxpayers affected by the loan charge should still engage with HMRC, despite new review, say tax campaigners
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) welcomes a government review of the effects of changes to the offshore time limit rules
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) congratulates the latest recipient of a CIOT Honorary Fellowship.